Agra Tour is a hot-selling tour of Incredible India. Very few places in the world are as famous as Agra, the home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Taj Mahal. This enchanting city boasts of glorious history and rich cultural heritage. It is located in the state of Uttar Pradesh on the bank of river Yamuna. Agra is an important destination of the famous Golden Triangle Tour.
This historic city was founded in 1475 by Badal Singh. Several Mughal rulers ruled this city and left behind several attractions. Some of the famous attractions of Agra Tour are:
This architectural marvel in white marble is a symbol of love of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. It is a mausoleum which is considered as one of the finest monuments in the world. The structure is a perfect combination of several styles of architecture. This World Heritage Site monument boasts of breathtaking carvings, inscriptions, jail work, inlay work of floral designs, calligraphy and much more.
In the past this structure was adorned with precious and semi-precious stones. The construction of Taj Mahal took around 22 years and each of its structure is simply astonishing. During that time it cost 35 million rupees. You can see Persian, Turkish and Indian styles of architecture in this astonishing structure. It is the pride of India which attracts scores of tourists from all over the world.
It is another UNESCO World Heritage Site located in Agra. This red sandstone marvel is popularly known as the Red Fort of Agra. This majestic structure was built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1565 and later it was transformed as a palace during the rule of Shah Jahan. Sprawling over 2.5 km, the fort has two gates; Delhi gate and Amar Singh gate. There are several beautiful apartments inside the fort such as Diwan-e-am, Diwan-e-Khas, Jehangir Palace, Sheesh Mahal, Pearl Mosque, Khaas Mahal and Musamman Burj.
Located only 13 km from Agra Fort, Sikandra is famous for the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Akbar. He was the most secular ruler of his time and this fact beautifully reflects in his own mausoleum which incorporates Hindu, Islamic, Christian, Buddhist and Jain designs and motifs. The tomb is called Sikandra and has three storied red sandstone minarets.
Established by Mughal Emperor Akbar, Fatehpur Sikri is a city famous for the tomb of a Sufi Saint Salim Chisti. The mosque at this city resembles the mosque at Mecca and draws many a devotees from far and wide. With the blessings of the saint Akbar got his first heir who was named as Salim after the saint.