Landmarks in Agra
While discussing the term landmarks in Agra, the first thing that conjures up in our mind is Taj Mahal. But it won't be an exaggeration if we use to say that this historic city of Mughals is replete with numerous landmarks. Amidst this vast number of landmarks and historic places, the monument symbolizing eternal love and romance deserves a special mention. Listed as one of the seven world wonders, this white marbled magnum opus is silently reminiscing Emperor Shah Jahan love for the his darling wife Mumtaj. An eclectic mélange of Persian, Ottoman, Indian, and Mughal architectural styles marks this India?s claim to seven world wonders.
The other precious gem from the treasure of Agra Landmarks is Agra Fort. Conceived and built by Emperor Akbar: this red sandstone fort is one of the magnificent structures, the city takes pride in. There are various big and small buildings in the compound of this palace. Among other landmarks of the city is Itimad-ud-daula's Tomb. The mausoleum built by queen Nur Jahan in the loving memory of his father Mirza Ghiyas Beg, is one of the most visited tourist attractions in the city. Apart from these, there are host of historic sites in Agra that has become immortal in the history books. Some of the lesser-known landmarks in the city of Agra are Dayal Bagh, Maryamuzzamani, Mehtab Bagh, Aram Bagh, Chini Ka Rauza, Mariam's Tomb, Hauz-i-Jehandiri, Jama Masjid, Nagina Masjid, Diwan-i-khas, Diwan-I-am, Mausamman Burj, Panch Mahal, Birbal Bhavan, Keetham Lake, Anguri Bagh, Glass Palace and others. A tour to Agra will acquaints you with the landmarks in Agra.