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TOURISTS PLACES IN AGRA

THE OTHER NAME OF AGRA

Agra was also known as Akbarabad in the Mughal era. The name was coined by the emperor Shah Jahan, in honour of his grandfather Akbar.

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Top Things to do in Agra!!
1.TAJ MAHAL:

One of the seven wonders of the world, Taj Mahal is located on the banks of River Yamuna in Agra. It was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial for his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It also houses the tomb of Shah Jahan himself. Constructed entirely out of white marble in the 17th century, Taj Mahal is one of the most beautiful monuments in the world. Every year visitors numbering more than the entire population of Agra pass through the magnificent gates to catch a glimpse of this breathtaking monument!

2.FATEHPUR SIKRI:



Located at a distance of 40km from Agra, Fatehpur Sikri is a town in the Agra district and a famous tourist attraction. A city predominantly made of red sandstone, Fatehpur Sikri was founded in 1571 century by Mughal Emperor Akbar. It is essentially a fortified city built by the king and had been the capital of his Empire for fifteen years. Now a UNESCO world heritage site, it is home to Jodha Bai's Palace, Jama Mosque, Buland Darwaza, and Tomb of Salim Chisti among many other famous monuments. Derived from Arab and central Asian tent encampments, the Imperial Complex is a work of pavilions arranged in formal geometry on a piece of land. 

3.JAMA MASJID AGRA:


This relatively simple mosque built almost entirely in red sandstone was built by Jahanara, the daughter of Shah Jahan. Seen in itself, this is still an imposing piece of architecture and one of the largest mosques in the country. This is still used as the main mosque in the city.


From the Taj Mahal to the Kinari Bazar, here are eight famous places in Agra that everyone should consider having on their travel itineraries.

  • Taj Mahal. Architectural Landmark, Historical Landmark. ...
  • Agra Fort. Historical Landmark. ...
  • Mehtab Bagh. ...
  • Kinari Bazar. ...
  • Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daula. ...
  • Korai Village. ...
  • Taj Nature Walk. ...
  • Wildlife SOS.

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