My favorite Agra Monuments
Agra has about 6 most popular historical monument in Agra. Among these , no doubt, Taj Mahal is a most famous monument in Agra India .
If i have to choose second best, it is hard as all of them are built finely by different emperors and have different qualities and reasons to be built.
Still let me give you 3 of my best must see places in Agra......
The Taj Mahal is a truly exquisite piece of work.
Recently Taj Mahal topped the list of New 7 Wonders of the world.
While the Taj Mahal is a great site during the day, it is best viewed at night during a full moon.
"The world is divided between those who have seen the Taj and those who have not. Very soon, I hope to be on the side that has seen the Taj."Bill Clinton, President of The United States of America. (22 March, 2000)
I havenít seen ever any fort so beautiful as the Red Fort. Its situation, colour, building, water fountains inside, all makes this place unique.
Itís easy to spend at least a day exploring the palaces, gardens and mosques of this 16th-century fort, which offers perhaps the dreamiest view of the Taj Mahal .
This powerful fortress of red sandstone encompasses, within its 2.5-km-long enclosure walls, the imperial city of the Mughal rulers.
Emperor Shah Jahan was imprisoned in the Agra Fort and was able to view the reflection of the Taj Mahal in a precious diamond built strategically in one of the Fort walls.
Built during the second half of the 16th century by the Emperor Akbar, Fatehpur Sikri (the City of Victory) was the capital of the Mughal Empire for only some 10 years. The hill-top city lies 37 kms from Agra in the state of Uttar Pradesh.
It is simply mindblowing, made in pink sandstone.
The town is now deserted but the city is still an important historical site and worth seeing.
The city itself did not last long as a
capital, but it has been preserved in all its Mughal glory and is still
the object of architectural study and of the admiration of
To visit Agra is to walk through
history. It is not quite possible to see both the Taj and Fatehpur Sikri in a single day trip from Delhi. The Taj
Mahal and the Agra Fort lie on the western banks
of the Yamuna. They will need, at the very least, the better
part of a day. A half day should ideally be spent at Fatehpur Sikri.
Another half day will be needed for Sikandra and the monuments on the eastern bank of the Yamuna.
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