Agra is the one of the oldest cities in India. It is a city on the banks of the river Yamuna in northern the state of Utter Pradesh.It is a major tourist destination because of its many splendid Mughal-era buildings, most notably the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur-sikhri. There are quite a few worthwhile places to visit in Agra and around, apart from India's most famous monument -- the Taj Mahal. A visit to Taj Mahal with your special ones ignites the relationship you share. Such is the power of this marvellous piece of architecture.Students of IIT Kanpur can visit Agra on a day trip.
Places to Visit in Agra
You cannot think of Agra without thinking of Taj Mahal. Or, you might not have thought of Agra were it not for the monument of love. Taj Mahal, the white marble beauty was constructed by Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The monument stands proof for the brilliance of Mughal architecture. Named as one of the wonders of the world, Taj Mahal stands the test of time. . It is a feast to your eyes and senses to watch the unmatched beauty on the night of full moon day.
You would regret if you miss Agra Fort during your visit to Agra. Agra Fort is one of the finest Mughal forts in India. The 16th century monument is yet another proof of the architectural brilliance of Mughals. This is situated near the gardens of the world famous Taj Mahal. Called the Red Fort of Agra, you will be awe inspired by the powerful fortress. The fortress comprises many palaces namely, Jahangir Palace, Khas Mahal and so on. There are audience halls and two mosques. The entire fortress is a symbol of Mughal’s grandeur.
Fatehpur Sikri is located approximately an hour west of Agra and is a popular side trip. Fatehpur Sikri is a perfect blend of Indian, Islamic and Persian architecture and it was built using red sandstone. This now deserted city was once the proud capital of the Mughal Empire in the 16th century, and is one of India's top historical destinations