Agra houses the magnificent symbol of love, Taj Mahal and was once the capital of the Mughal Empire, when it was in power. The city sitting on the edge of Yamuna attracts a lot of tourist, national and international both. Not only is this city popular of Taj Mahal which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is also New Wonders of the World, but is also known for the rich variety of other monuments. Apart from the architectural and historical wonders, it is also known for the wide variety of food and for the cheap road side shopping.
This place is a must visit for all the history lovers and is a suitable destination for family gateways. It is also very close to Delhi (217km) and one can reach this place by hiring Delhi to Agra taxi.
Taj Mahal: This place was named as; “teardrop on the face of eternity” by Rabindranath Tagore and till date has never failed to impress anyone. The design of Taj Mahal reflects the Persian, Indian and Islamic style of architecture and the architect was Ustad Ahmed Lahauri. The construction of it took 21 years and one can see the detailing that is present in every wall.
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Jama Masjid: Jama Masjid is Agra’s most largest and reputed mosque. It was commissioned by Shah Jahan and till date is known as one of the most magnificent architecture present in Agra.
Inside the mosque there are mihrabs which have verses of Quran edged to it. It was constructed using marbles and sandstones and has nice courtyards and fountains for everyone to admire. There are beautiful floral pattern with Persian inscriptions in the marble walls of the masjid. The praises are in actual the praises of Shah Jahan and his favorite daughter in scripted in the walls.
One can hire an outstation cabs in Delhi and reach this place.
Birbal Bhawan: Due to the lack of proper historical background, there is no proper knowledge as to who among Emperor Akbar or Birbal actually built this place. This bhawan is located at Fatehpur Sikri and can be found near the Jodha Bai palace.
This bhawan is known for the intricate design in the architecture of the building. It is also praised and followed for the architecture wherein the bhawan has a doomed architecture which is said to help keep the bhawan cool in the season of summer as well.
Sur Sarovar Bird Sanctuary: This place is located 20kms away from Agra and lies in the Delhi to Agra highway (NH8). One can book a car rental in Delhi and can visit this place.
This place was declared as the National Bird Sanctuary in the year of 1991 and today hosts more than 106 species of birds every year. Because of the wide variety of birds and the scenic beauty that t possess, Sur Sarovar Lake is an ideal place for a family vacation.
Agra is filled with monuments that depict stories of the past. Every corner of Agra has one or the story of some great emperor etched into it. And if you want to go to this city of love and be in touch with the history of the country then this is the ideal place for your next gateway. You can reach this place by booking a Delhi to Agra cabs.