Holiday Special: A Trip To Agra

Holiday Special: A Trip To Agra

New Delhi: Summer holidays are coming. Here is the idea of the short trip to Agra. In the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, Agra is counted, among one of the most popular tourist destinations. Taj Mahal, which is regarded as one of the Seven Wonders of the World and most beautiful and fascinating masterpiece of Mughal era is one of the best tourist places in Agra. The Agra Travel Guide also speaks about the history of Agra that mostly dilates the glorious period of the Mughal empire. It is believed that the city was found in the year 1504, by the Sultan Sikandar Lodi, the Ruler of the Delhi Sultanate, in the year 1504. Thereafter the city came under the control of the great Hindu warrior Hemu Vikramaditya followed by the Mughal Emperors Akbar, Jahangir, and Shah Jahan. On the banks of River Yamuna, this beautiful city is located. Agra boasts of housing three UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, and Taj Mahal. Agra has been the capital of some of the ruling dynasties like Lodhi and the Mughals in the past. The places you should visit in Agra are following.

Red Fort

Holiday Special: A Trip To Agra

In the year 1573 under the reign of Akbar, Agra Fort was built – one of the greatest Mughal Emperors. It took more than 4000 workers and eight years of hardship to complete the fort. Knowing the significance of its location, Akbar built the fort to make it the main residence of the Mughals. The fort remained as the main residence of the emperors belonging to the Mughal dynasty until the year 1638. The fort houses numerous impressive structures like the Jahangir Mahal, Khas Mahal, Diwan-i-Khass, Diwan-i-Am, Machchhi Bhawan and Moti Masjid. In 1638, the capital of the Mughal dynasty was moved from Agra to Delhi, causing the Agra Fort to lose its status as the main residence of the Mughal emperors. The fort is separated from its sister monument Taj Mahal by just 2.5 kilometers.

Fatehpur Sikri

Holiday Special: A Trip To Agra

Fatehpur Sikri is a town in the Agra District of Uttar Pradesh, India. The city itself was founded as the capital of Mughal Empire in 1571 by Emperor Akbar, serving this role from 1571 to 1585, when Akbar abandoned it due to a campaign in Punjab and was later completely abandoned in 1610.

The name of the city derives from the village called Sikri which occupied the spot before. It was a much-loved place of Babur who called it Shukri for its lake of water needed for his armies. He used it for relaxation and also defeated Rana Sanga on its outskirts.

Tajmahal 

Holiday Special: A Trip To Agra

The Taj Mahal is an ivory-white marble mausoleum on the south bank of the Yamuna river in the Indian city of Agra. It was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan, to house the tomb of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal.

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