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Tourist Places in Agra

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Agra Fort, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Agra

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This Great Historical fort is located around 2.5 km northwest of world famous monument, the Taj Mahal. Built by Mughal Emperors, the Agra Fort was the brilliant and solid fortified architecture of that time. The Khas Mahal, Palace of Mirrors, Peral Mosque, Jahangir Mahal of Jodhabai, Garden of Grapes, and Water garden are outstanding marvels which grace the magnificence of the fort. Nagina Masjid, Musamman Burj, Diwan-i-Khas, Hauz-i-Jehangiri, Meena Bazar and other buildings are other attractions of the fort. Unfortunately, during the last days of Shah Jahan, he was imprisoned in this fort by his son Aurangzeb.

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Chini Ka Rauza, Agra

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Chini Ka Rauza is the tomb of Allama Afzal Khan Mullah, Prime Minister of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and it was built in 1635. Colourful tiles with inscriptions of the tomb in in Indo-Persian architecture style of architecture makes the visit worth of it.

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Jama Masjid, Agra

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Located opposite to Agra fort and Agra Fort railway station, Jama Masjid of Agra built by Shah Jahan in 1648 and dedicated to his daughter, Jahanara Begum. Made of using marble and red stone, the unique feature is its unusual dome and absence of minarets. The beautiful wall paintings, floor carvings and superb design makes outstanding example of Moghul style of architecture. The Tomb of the royal ladies and the Tomb of the sacred Sufi Saint Sheikh Salim Chisti is within complex of masjid.

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Mausoleum of Akbar, Agra

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Mausoleum of Akbar is built in partly in red sandstone and in marble with blend of Hindu and Muslim style of architecture. Notable feature of the tomb is that the real in the basement covered with beautiful stucco paintings. The splendid gateway with intricately carved four minarets and four storied tomb building makes the visit worth of it.

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Mehtab Bagh, Agra

Features

Also known Moonlight Garden, the garden complex, is situated on the opposite bank of the Taj Mahal. Recent excavations on the garden site, revealed a huge octagonal tank furnished with 25 fountains, a small central tank and a baradari on the east.

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Taj Mahal, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Agra

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The Taj Mahal, seventh wonder in immaculate marble, shines silver in the moonlight, smiles softly pink at dawn, and as the day sets down, it imitates the blazing shades of the setting sun. The Taj Mahal is an integrated complex of marvellous structures with the white domed marble mausoleum being its most significant component. The Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, assigned this auspicious work to a board of architects in memory of his beloved queen Mumtaz. The principal mausoleum was completed by using thousands of artisans and craftsmen in 1648 whereas the outlying buildings, gateways and gardens were finished five years later in 1653. Taj truly pride of India should be experienced by every human being at least once in a lifetime.

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Tomb of Itimad-ud-daulah, Agra

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At the center of a Persian Garden, the beautiful tomb of Mirza Ghiyas Beg is superb example of Moghul architecture. It was built by the Mughal queen Nur Jahan during 16th century.

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