Monuments of Agra
The amazing city of Agra is home to many attractions for the travelers to the land. Tour/Tours to India takes you to Agra tour where you can see many monuments that epitomize the high point of Mughal architecture. The terrific Taj Mahal happens to be the most popular monument in the entire world. The crowning glory of the city of Agra is obviously the Taj, a monument of love and imagination that represents India to the world. India tour Package covers Taj Mahal as the most important destination of India.
Beyond Taj, the famous monument in Agra stands the majestic Agra fort, the military establishment of Akbar that was later turned into a royal residence and adds dimension to the city of Agra. The construction of this monument in Agra began in 1565, under Akbar, and continued till the time of his grandson, Shahjahan. Armed with massive double walls, punctuated by four gateways, the Agra fort houses palaces, courts, mosques, baths, gardens and gracious pavilions within its premises. The palace is also notable for its smooth blending of Hindu and central Asian architectural styles. The Diwan - i - Am, the Diwan - i - Khas, the Khas Mahal, the Palace of Mirrors, the Pearl mosque, the Nagina Masjid, the Garden of Grapes, and the Fish Pavilion are the other monuments in the fort complex. Sikandra, the tomb of Akbar the great and the mausoleum of Itmad-ud-daulah are other architectural wonders, which are, must visit for Agra tour. Itmad-ud-daulah tomb was built by Nur Jahan between 1622 and 1628. The tomb has inlay designs and carvings, which make it popular.
Other famous monuments in Agra include the mausoleum of Akbar.It is situated at a distance of 4kms from the city of Agra. Akbar himself started construction of this beautiful monument in Agra. This structure has a perfect blending of Hindu, Christian, Islamic, Buddhist and Jain motifs. Dayal Bagh Temple is another monument, at a distance of 15-kms from Agra.Dayal Bagh, houses the samadhi of the founder of Radha Swami faith, 'Swamiji Maharaj'. The main structure is a majestic building, 110-feet in height, built of pure white marble. Another popular tomb is the Mariyam Tomb dedicated to the wife of Akbar. The red sand stone tomb was built in 1611 and is on the Delhi- Agra highway. The carvings on the tomb of Mariyam-us-Zamani are worth noticing.