Saturday, September 29, 2012

Agra - The City of “The Taj”

Hundreds of historical monuments together with their cultures form the whole India. Of these, Northern India stands apart among the most visited part of India just because of the existence of one of the seven wonders of the world- Taj Mahal. Located in the city Agra, in state of Uttar Pradesh, the Taj Mahal is a marvelous building made by Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz. It is considered to be the quintessence of love with its matchless beauty that hypnotizes the onlookers and made them inquisitive for its history and facts. Agra has many other astonishing and mesmerizing architectural tombs and forts. The list begins with the Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, I’timad-Ud Daulah, Akbar’s Tomb, Mankameshwar Temple, Ram Bagh, Keetham Lake and ending with many more beautiful symbols of Indian history.

Taj Mahal, the immortal symbol of love, is a remarkable place to visit. Whole world is aware of the pure beauty and connotation that this monument possesses. Situated on the bank of Yamuna River, this flowing river compliments with the beauty of Taj Mahal. The interiors are decorated with fine clay work and precious stones. Morning visit to this tomb will serve your purpose of admiring it when it is masked with the mist and formed a rainbow of sleek sun rays. Taj Mahal India

Agra fort, sometimes call Red Fort, is one of the famous heritage sites of Agra. The walls of this fort form an inner paradise with courts of Diwani-E-Alm, Diwani-E-Khaas, Sheesh Mahal, etc. These exquisite buildings make it a sparkling feature of Agra. Fairy-tale palaces and Mughal architecture is what this fort features.

Fatehpur Sikri, a majestic town, was the capital of Mughal Emperor Akbar, built in 1569. There are numerous worth mentioning monuments from Buland Darwaza to the Tomb of Shaikh Salim Chisti. Its inner beauty lies in the crimson and buff sandstone, black and white marbles. The carving on the walls of this fort is eye-pleasing. Golden Triangle Tours

I’timad-Ud Daulah, also known as Baby Taj, is situated on the bank of Yamuna River with large circular garden where water courses and walkways are intersecting. Use of white marbles and semi precious stones, sometimes, forces people to call it as a Jewel Box. Built by the Nur Jahan in the memory of her father, the walls of this tomb are encrusted with the images of trees and wine bottles. Delhi Tours

Akbar’s tomb, the last resting place of the Mughal Emperor Akbar, is a superlative fusion of the Hindu and Muslim structural design. Set in between the lush green garden, the tomb is carved with the red sandstones, deers, rabbits and langurs. The specialty of this tomb hides in the 99 names of Allah that have been inscribed on it. Places to visit in Agra

Ram Bagh, believed to be the oldest Mughal garden, also known as Aram Bagh or Garden of Relaxation, is designed in a form that winds from Yamuna keep it cool even when summers are at the heights. It is the place where Akbar’s dead body was buried before being transferred to Kabul.

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