Your are visit many places in agra….

1. Taj Mahal , Agra

“White sheets of still water under a half moonlight A land lain undisturbed for much of history, Visited in the past of an eerie knowingness, A discipline demanding sacrifice of all, A beneficent place where the seeker may Iive off the bounty of earth, Find perpetual warmth on southern shores, perpetual cold in the north.”

Taj Mahal is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It is situated on the bank of river yamuna in the city of Agra (India). Taj is a symbol of the great Mughal heritage of India. Taj Mahal monument is a symbol of the eternity of love. Experiencing Taj Mahal Monument is like a journey back to the magnificent Mughal Empire. It is simply the experession of emotions in a structural form. Taj Mahal is a monument of love. So, it’s a place worth visiting to memorize the love in your life. The Taj Mahal monument was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in 1631 as a tribute to his loving wife Mumtaz Mahal.

A Journey into the history

The grand taj mahal monument is more than 350 years old. The Taj Mahal was built in the 17th century by shah jahan-the fifth mughal emperor of India. Taj Mahal is a memento of love. Even after such a long period the fragrance of love in Taj Mahal is as it is. It is like a gem in the crown of the mughal architecture. Mumtaz Mahal was her husband’s best companion, she used to company him in war campaigns, and during one such campaign in Burhanpur she died during childbirth. The dead queen was brought to Agra and buried on the bank of river Yamuna.

Promises made by Shah Jahan

When Mumtaz Mahal was still alive, she extracted four promises from Shah Jahan.first, to build the taj; second, he would marry again; third, that he would be kind to their children and fourth, that he would visit the tomb on her death anniversary.

2. Fatehpur Sikri, Agra

Fatehpur Sikri was the imperial city of the Mughal dynasty between 1571 and 1584. Built by the Mughal emperor Akbar, this royal city is one of a kind. The architectural grandeur of this deserted city cannot be described in words and one can only experience the aura of its magnificent edifices by seeing them.

Architecture

The buildings within Fatehpur Sikri are a unique blend of different architectural traditions. Though the general layout and concept of the buildings conform to the Islamic style of architecture, the actual buildings (mainly palaces), their ornate columns, arches, carving style, etc., show a strong Hindu style in general and that of Gujarat and Rajasthan in particular.

Important monuments within Fatehpur Sikri

There are a number of buildings within the Fatehpur Sikri complex. Each of the small palaces in Fatehpur Sikri has a specific purpose and generally faces a courtyard.

Diwan-I-Aam (Hall of Public Audience)

It is an enclosed space surrounded by colonnades and has a large open area where petitioners and courtiers once stood in attendance. On the western face of this building is the pavilion where the emperor sat in honour surrounded by his courtiers.

Diwan-I-Khas (Hall of private Audience)

The Diwan-I-Khas (Hall of Private Audience)-used for serious, confidential, diplomatic, and religious discourses-is just behind. The Diwan-I-Khas is famous for its central decorated pillar consisting of 36 elegantly carved brackets in the Gujarati style-heavy and ornate, and sprouting in shape.

Jodha Bai’s Palace

Fatehpur Sikri was the imperial city of the Mughal dynasty between 1571 and 1584. Built by the Mughal emperor Akbar, this royal city is one of a kind. The architectural grandeur of this deserted city cannot be described in words and one can only experience the aura of its magnificent edifices by seeing them.