Agra - City of Love
Agra, the city of Love, is located on the banks of river Yamuna and is founded by Sikandar Lodi It is a leading travel destination because of its innumerable magnificent Mughal-era architectures, most strikingly the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpūr Sikrī, all three of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
It is well connected with other tourists cities by a network of air, road, and rail. It forms the golden triangle with other two tourist places i.e Jaipur and Delhi.
Tajmahal: It was built under the supervision of Shah Jahan in 1631-1653 to house the tomb of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It is the symbol of love and romance. It is one of the seven wonders of the world, made like a jewel with white marble and precious gemstones. It is so beautifully built that leaves tourists awestruck when they visited there
Agra Fort: Before shifting of Mughals capital from Agra to Delhi it was the main lodging of the emperors of Mughal dynasty till 1938. It is made up of red stones. It was made under the supervision of Qasim Khan Mir Barr-u-Bahr. It is very near to Tajmahal.
Sikandra: Its construction was started by Akbar but after his death, it was completed by his son Jahangir. It has Akbar’s tomb and the palace was named as Sikandra. It is five-story building entirely made up of red stone except for the 5th one which is of white marble. It is embellished with artistic paintings, geometrical and floral designs.
|Languages spoken||English , Hindi|
|Area (km2)||188.4 Km2|