Agra, the city of two World Heritage Sites ? The Taj Mahal and the Agra Red Fort ? is one among the top tourist destinations of India. The Taj, one among the seven wonders (new) of the world, is the most favorite tourist place of Uttar Pradesh. The Red Fort of Agra and Fatehpur Sikri ? only 45 k.m. from Taj Mahal ? are also among major tourist places of India. Every year hundreds of thousands of visitors including foreign tourists reach here to eye the beauties of these marvelous structures.
Agra, once the capital of Mughals is full of numerous awesome places of interests that attract myriad tourists every year. The fame of the city has been spread world wide because of Taj ? the monuments of eternal love since its construction. Moreover the city has over one dozens tourist places that attract the attentions of the visitors.
Here, you can find some most interesting tourist places to visit. Some of these are:
Visit to Taj Mahal of Agra
Taj Mahal the magnificent building that mesmerizes to visitors from its incredible innocent beauty, is ranked top among the 'seven wonders of the world'. Due to its white milky beauty, this astonishing monument is always in the list of visitors' tour dairy. Made of while marble, Taj Mahal looks impeccable gorgeous in the silvery Moon Light. Taj Mahal also contains a museum, a mosque, a lush green garden, two grand gateways and lovely pathways full of mountains worth visiting.
The Taj Mahal opens every day except Monday from 7:00 a.m. to 5 p.m..
A Memorable Trip to Agra Red Fort
Like Red Fort of Delhi, the Red Fort of Agra is also listed in UNESCO's World Heritage Sites and one of the hottest tourist places to visit in Agra. The Agra Fort contains several splendid structures including Jahangir Mahal, Diwan-I-Am, Diwan-I-Khas, Seesh Mahal & Khas Mahal, Moti Masjid, Mina Masjid, Nagina Masjid, Delhi Gate, Musamman Burj, Anguri Bagh, Golden Pavillion, Machchi Bhawan, Rang Mahal, Shah Jahani Mahal and Zenana Mina Bazaar (Ladies Market) etc.. The Red Fort of Agra lies just 2.5 k.m. northwest to Taj Mahal.
Travel to Jama Masjid (Friday Mosque) of Agra
The Jama Masjid of Agra lies opposite to Agra Fort, overlooking to Agra Fort Railway Station. Jama Masjid also called Jami Masjid is one of largest mosques of India and have a prestigious position in its category. Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan had built this mosque. This is also one of the major attractions of Agra.
Ram Bagh Garden Trip in Agra
Ram Bagh, Agra is originally the oldest Mughal Garden made by Babur in 1528. It lies 5 k.m. northeast to world famous the Taj.
Visit to Dayal Bagh of Agra
Dayal Bagh, Agra in original is a Spiritual/Science centre for Radha Swami faith community. At present, Dayal Bagh is also famous for Dayal Bagh Educational Institute, a deemed University. It is also a major tourist place of Agra.
The Tomb of Itmad-Ud-Daulah; Another Attraction Place in Agra
The tomb of Itmad-Ud-Daulah is also one of the major tourist places of Agra, situated on the bank of Yamuna, just 1.9 k.m. northwest to Taj Mahal. Itmad-Ud-Daulah was the father of Noor Jahan (wife of emperor Jahangir), and grand father of Mumtaz Mahal (wife of emperor Shah Jahan). This mausoleum is usually called as the draft of Taj Mahal. It is one of the prime tourist places of Agra and thousands of visitors reach here every year.
Travel to Sikandra Agra
The Sikandra region of Agra is named after Sikandar Lodi who ruled here in the Lodi dynasty. This region is famous for its numerous tourist places including the Mausoleum of Akbar, the monuments of his Wife Mariam-uz-Zamani, the tomb of Itmad-Ud-Daulah, Baradi Palace and Sikandra Fort. Sikandra region is just 13.5 k.m. northwest from Taj Mahal.
Travel to Fatehpur Sikri near Agra
Fatehpur Sikri lies 45 k.m. far from Taj Mahal and is a famous city under Agra district. Fatehpur Sikri is chiefly famous for World Famous Buland Darwaza and the shrine of Sufi Saint Hazrat Sheikh Salim Chishti, where Akbar the great visited for asking the blessing of a son. Emperor Jahangir was born after his visit. Like Taj Region, Fatehpur Sikri has also several tourist places to visit like Jami Mosque, Hawa Mahal, Jodha Bai's Palace, Birbal's Palace, Panch Mahal, Turkish Sultana's House, Daulat khana-I-khas, Sunehra Makan, and Panch Mahal Tomb etc.
Visit to Fatehpur Sikri Palace
Fatehpur Sikri Palace is a walled city stretching over 3 k.m. in length and 1 k.m. in width. The Palace contains several Mughal style of architectures including Hawa Mahal, Jodha Bai?s Palace, Birbal's Palace, Panch Mahal, Daulat khana-I-Khas, Sunehra Makan, and Panch Mahal etc. This palace city is one the prime tourist attractions of Fatehpur Sikri, Agra.
A Trip to Buland Darwaza of Fatehpur Sikri
Buland Darwaza is the highest gateway in the world accounting 53.63 metre high door made of marble stones. It is one of the largest entrance gates of the world measuring 53.63 metre x 35 metre. It was built by Mughal Emperor Akbar the Great in 1576-77 A.D. Due to its exceptional world record, it is one of major tourist attractions in the world.
Jami Masjid Tour of Fatehpur Sikri
The Jami Masjid of Fatehpur Sikri is considerably the oldest structure in the Fatehpur Sikri Complex and those who visit to Fatehpur Sikri also visit to Jami Masjid.
Other Major Tourist Places in Agra
Battis Khambah, Chhatri Rani Hada, Guru-ka-Tal, Hessing's Tomb, Humayun's Mosque, Kanch Mahal, Sarai Nur Jehan, Tomb of Firuz Khan Khwajasara, Tomb of Itibar Khan, Tomb of Sadiq Khan, and Tomb of Salabat Khan etc..
How to reach Agra
Agra is one of the major cities of Uttar Pradesh. Due to the presence of Taj Mahal, it is recognized as an important city of the world. The city of Agra is well connected to other parts of the country. It is only 200 k.m. south to national capital Delhi. You can reach Agra by three means:
How to reach Agra By Air: Agra has its own Airport named Agra Airport. It is situated only 12.5 k.m. far from the city center. However, Agra Airport always not remains in operation. So visiting to Agra, you will have to land Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi, the nearest world recognized airport. You can reach Agra by bus or by train, as per your convenience from Delhi.
How to reaching Agra By Train: Agra is a major Tourist Hub and an important city center. There are three big railway stations in Agra ? Agra Cantt Railway Station, Agra Fort Railway Station and Raja Ki Mandi Railway Station, which are well connected to each arms of the nation. So, here you can reach easily by train.
How to reach Agra By Bus: Like railway stations, Agra holds four major Bus stands ? Idgah Bus Stand (biggest bus station of Agra), Taj Depot, Ford depot and Inter State Bus Terminal (ISBT) which are well connected to major cities of northern India.
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