Agra is famous for is architectural brilliance. It is the home for one of the Seven Wonders of the World – Taj Mahal. Other than this the city has two more UNESCO world heritage sites Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri
Most Visited sites in Agra:
Taj Mahal: The Taj Mahal was made by the famous Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in 1631 in the loving memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. The principal mausoleum was completed in 1643 and the surrounding buildings and garden were finished about five years later. The design of Taj Mahal mainly follows the traditional Persian and earlier Mughal architecture. In 1983, The Taj Mahal was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Agra Fort: Agra Fort is a historical fort in the city of Agra in India. It was the main residence of Mughal emperors till 1638, when the capital was shifted from Agra to Delhi. The Agra fort is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Fatehpur Sikri: Fatehpur Sikri is a town in the Agra District of Uttar Pradesh, India. The city was founded in 1571 as the capital of Mughal Empire by Akbar, the Great. It was the capital of Mughal Empire from 1571 to 1585. During 1585, Akbar abandoned it due to a campaign in Punjab and was later completely abandoned in 1610.
Akbar’s Tomb: The tomb of the Mughal emperor Akbar is a Mughal architectural masterpiece. It was built in 1604–1613. It is situated in 119 acres of grounds in Sikandra, a suburb of Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Jama Mosque: Jama Masjid in Agra is opposite the Agra fort. It overlooks the Agra Fort Railway Station. The Jama Masjid is popularly known as the Jami Masjid or “Friday Mosque”. It is one of the largest mosques in India.
Jahangir Palace: Jahangir Palace is the most important building inside the Agra Fort of India. The Palace was the principal zenana (palace for royal women), and was used mainly by the Rajput wives of Akbar. It is a form of Islamic architecture. Mughal empress Nur Jahan used this magnificent palace as her residence until her death on 17 December 1645 .
Delhi Gate: Delhi Gate is the southern gate of many in the historic walled city of (Old) Delhi. The gate links the New Delhi city with the old walled city of Delhi.
Sikandra Fort: Sikandra Fort is the place where the Tomb of the great Mughal Emperor stands. The Sikandra Fort is a vast edifice, significantly representing the Emperor’s broad and enriched mind.
Mehtab Bag: Mehtab Bagh is a charbagh complex in Agra, North India. It is in north of the Taj Mahal complex and the Agra Fort on the opposite side of the Yamuna River, in the flood plains.
Taj Museum: Taj Museum was established in 1982 in the ground floor in western Naubat Khana, also known as Jal Mahal inside the Taj Mahal complex. The museum comprises of three galleries and a main hall. Taj Museum displays various exhibits mostly related to the construction of the Taj Mahal and to the period of its builders.