Agra - City of Love

Agra - City of Love

Things to do - general

Agra, the city of Love, is located on the banks of river Yamuna and is founded by Sikandar lodi. It is a leading traveler destination because of its innumerable magnificient 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 golden triangle with other two tourist places i.e Jaipur and Delhi.

Major attractions:

TajMahal: It was built under the supervision of Shah Jahan in 1631-1653 to house the tomb of his favourite 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 palace was named as sikandra . It is five story building entirely made up of red stone except the 5th one which is of white marble. It is embellished with artistic paintings, geometrical and floral designs.

Languages spokenEnglish , Hindi
Currency usedRs.
Area (km2)188.4 Km2

Culture and history info

Although Agra's past is mainly linked with Mughal dynasty, the place was well settled much before it and has links since Mahabharat period so Mahirshi Angira in 1000 BC. It is broadly accepted that Sultan Sikandar Lodi, the Muslim emperor of the Delhi Sultanate, established Agra in the year 1504. After the Sultan's death, the province passed on to his son, Sultan Ibrahim Lodi. He administered his Sultanate from Agra until he fell fighting to Mughal padshah (ruler) Babar in the First battle of Panipat fought in 1526.

Agra is a marvellous blend of cultures, the outcome of Rajput, Muslim and British power in the province. Indian culture is renowned all over the world for its diversification and the artistic heritage of Agra is one of the prosperous in the nation due to its compelling history. The city has been the cherishing ground for art, architecture, music, poetry, literature and crafts having been flourished by its prominent emperors, especially the Mughals, for centenaries. We find remembrance of the Mughal impact in the traditions, customs, food and lifestyle. And it is also due to this incursion of tourists every year that Agra today has built an exclusive culture.

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Agra - City of Love
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Places To Visit

1. Taj Mahal
2. Agra Fort
3. Jama Masjid
4. Guru Ka Tal
5. Mehtab Garden
6. Chini Ka Rauza
7. Moti Mosque
8. Ram Bagh