Art And Culture, Mosque, Religious Site, Historical Site
The Taj Mahal is one of the most famous and most recognized buildings of India and the world and the Story of Taj Mahal is monumental wonder built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. It is designated as one of the Seven Wonders of the World, and one of the three World Heritage Sites which are located in Agra.
The Taj Mahal was built of expensive marble, along with countless jewels and priceless gems inscribed in the walls. The monument is situated upon the south bank of the Yamuna, and it is an exceptional example of the finest architectural symmetry that dates back to the 17th century.
Historical Site, Monument, Architecture , Archaeological Site
The Agra Fort is a historical fort bearing the honorary designation of a World Heritage Site. The fort is built on a semicircular design, and huge circular pillars form the supporting base of the fort walls. The fort has impressive defensive measures that are very interesting to see.
Of the four entrances, the one named the Delhi Gate- is the most famous entrance. The Lahore Gate and Khizri Gate are the other two gates popular for their architecture. The most splendid attractions of Agra Fort are the public and private conference halls named Diwan-i-Aam and Diwan-i-Khas respectively, the two Golden Pavilions, the Jahangiri Mahal, the white marble structures of Khas Mahal and the mosques Mina Masjid, Moti Masjid, and Nagina Masjid. The royal glass mosaic studded building named Sheesh Mahal and the marble palace house named Khas Mahal are especially innovative. The other decorative structures include Angora Bagh, Machhi Bhawan, and Zenana Mina Bazar.
Art And Culture, Historical Site, Monument, Architecture
The Fatehpur Sikri is presently a municipality of Agra but it is nationally as well as internationally famous for being a heritage city of tremendous historical importance. Emperor Akbar had founded the city as the capital of the Mughal Empire, and the city remained the functional capital till 1585. Akbar himself had laid out and directed the design and detailed organization of the Fatehpur Sikri, through the building of a vast group of royal residences for the elite members, harems, courts of justice, and private residential houses for the functional members.
Religious Site, Garden, Monument, Architecture
The tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah is a mausoleum built of white marble, which also consists of premises featuring luxurious gardens and composite buildings. The monument is situated upon a large garden. Around it are numerous water streams and pathways, and is contrasted with the surroundings. The structure consists of the main central build placed upon a red sandstone platform, and has a six sided minar on each of the four corners
Mehtab Bagh, otherwise known as the moonlight garden is a magnificent piece of greenery with 25 fountains to add to its beauty. The garden is located on the opposite bank of the sumptuous mausoleum recognized as the Taj Mahal. The Bagh was reconstructed to save the Taj from the erosion that could be caused by sand blown from the River Yamuna. Having such a strategic location, the garden exhibits a spectacular view of one of the Seven Wonders of the World. At this very spot in Agra, history and beauty unite to create this iconic view for its visitors
Mosque, Religious Site, Landmark, Historical Site
The Jama Masjid is an assembling mosque for vast groups of followers, which was built by Sheikh Salim Chisti, and was among the architects which were the first creations of Fatehpur Sikri. It has the traditional design of a mosque, having the main nave with a central dome and large courtyard halls on each of the sides. There are two chamber halls square in shape which are adorned on the top with domes. The design of the place certainly makes it a sight to be beheld.
Outdoors, Wildlife Park, Conservation Centre
The Wildlife SOS Elephant Conservation and Care Center is a charity that works to improve and address the issue of sick, injured and suffering elephants that are usually forced to work for humans in cities, villages and slums. These elephants are usually kept under horrible conditions, not fed enough food and are abused regularly. The Wildlife SOS takes in these gentle giants and looks after them. It also strives in spreading awareness about the deplorable conditions that elephants have to face. Visiting these shelters is heart-warming and truly enlightening experience for people of all ages!
Wildlife S.O.S Elephant Conservation Centre
Art And Culture, Entertainment, Performance, Stage Show
The Kalakriti Cultural & Convention Centre of Agra is a live concert for the hosting of exceptional shows and demonstrations of the rich cultural and historical heritage of India. The show chiefly includes the featuring of the Sanskritik Natyashala, which is an exclusive exhibitional programme illustrating the vast diversities of the cultural aspects in India and the features of the Historical Empires that ruled in India
Kalakriti Cultural And Convention Centre
Religious Site, Gurudwara, Historical Site
The Guru Ka Tal is originally the Sikhs place of worship which was once visited by one of the ten revered Gurus of Sikhism. The ninth Sikh Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji voluntarily surrendered to the Mughal Emperor Aurangazeb in an act of great courage and defiance at the very spot. Later a Gurudwara was built at the spot to mark its importance. The Gurudwara is very well maintained and a perfect place to experience peace. The Guru Ka Tal is of great historic importance and is a much recommended place for visit in Agra
Guru Ka Tal
Historical Site, Architecture , Tomb
This urban community, a self-sustaining community built on a 1,200-acre subsistence farm, is a marvel. No individual owns any individual part of the community. Everything is shared, including duties, electricity, milk and water. There is a robust hospital with advanced care. The community kitchen feeds pilgrims. The main attraction is the community hall of white marble, a still growing and magnificent structure of a planned seven stories, of which only three have been built in the last century. The people living here belong to the Radha Swami. Visitors are often confused about what exactly they are expected to be seeing here. Well, it’s the lifestyle.
Historical Site, Architecture , Tomb
Mariam-uz-Zamani, today also known as Jodha Bai, was the Hindu consort of the Mughal Emperor Akbar and a Rajput Princess of Jaipur. This tomb was built by her son Jahangir. First constructed as a pleasure garden in 1495, it was converted into a tomb in 1532. Of all of Akbar’s wives, her tomb is nearest to him. On the ground floor there are forty chambers and the cenotaph of Mariam. The beautiful building is carved from red sandstone. The architecture is greatly appreciated for its combination of Hindu and Muslim styles. The tomb is set inside of a serene garden complex
Tomb Of Mariam Zamani
Art And Culture, Garden, Historical Site, Architecture
Sikandra is a famous heritage area of Agra which is most widely known as the burial place of Emperor Akbar. It used to be a favoured architectural site during the Mughal era, especially under Emperor Akbar.
Akbar had designed his own mausoleum called Tomb of Akbar the Great or Akbar Ka Maqbara in Hindi, which he illustrated so as to depict religious unity and harmony, involving the features of Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Christianity. Moreover, the tombs architecture reflects Emperor Akbars deep acceptance of universal religions and exceptional secularism
Religious Site, Landmark, Historical Site, Architecture
The Tomb of the Greatest of the Mughal Emperors- Akbar is a very grand Mughal structure, which was built in Sikandra. Akbar himself had started the construction, and it was completed by his son Jehangir. The Southern Entrance to the Tomb is the largest gate, adorned by four decorated minarets, which are built of marble. The tomb has four storeys, with a marble floored courtyard on top which bears the model tomb of the memorial. This structure looks like a pyramid, with the three lower storeys built of red sandstone. The actual tomb lies below this place. The storeys are geometrically square, with small projections on the sides having marble roofs
Tomb Of Akbar The Great
Art And Culture, Outdoors, Historical Site, Architecture
The Buland Darwaza is a very famous structure of the Mughal architecture, and since the built it has been regarded as the Gateway of Pride, Victory, and Magnificence of the Mughal Rule. The Buland Darwaza is built mainly of the used and traditional building stone of the Mughals- the red sandstone, along with buff sandstone. As additional and decorative bearings, the top of the main courtyard are built of black and white marble along with engraving patterns of coloured stone
Religious Site, Temple
Mankameshwar temple is a Shiv temple wherein it is believed that prayers prayed wholeheartedly are always granted. It is also believed that when Goddess Sita was taking a dip in the water she prayed to lord Shiv, as there wasnt a temple around at that time, lord Ram built the Mankameshwar Temple on the banks of River Yamuna. The temple on the whole is a very peaceful place with an enchanting atmosphere.