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It was once the capital of Mughal Empire. Since Shah Jahan could not stay in the land after the death of his favorite wife, he shifted the capital to Delhi. Agra is located on the western banks of the river, Yamuna. It is about 200 km away from the capital of the country, New Delhi.

Taj Mahal

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Agra Fort (Red Fort)

Agra fort is a massive fort that was built with red sandstone in 16th century by Akbar. Later Shah Jahan added more decorations using marbles. It is built on the bank of the river, Yamuna. The fort is about 2.5 km in circumference.

It is said that this fort had a lot of underground chambers which were destroyed by intruders including Jats, British and Marathas. Later, British used this fort as their garrison. Even today, a large part of this fort is restricted to army usage.

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Visiting Time: Sunrise to Sunset

Akbar’s Mausoleum

Akbar’s mausoleum was built in the beginning of 17th century by his son, Jahangir. This is located about 10 km away from the fort of Agra. It is about 14 km away from Taj Mahal. The mausoleum is a red stonework monument decorated with marbles.

The construction is a mixture of Moslem and Hindu style. The mausoleum is the main element of attraction here and the other attraction is the Buland Darwaza. It is a large gateway with a vast knowing. The gateway is very huge and is supported by four minarets which are made of marbles. Each minaret is about three storeys high.

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Visiting Time: All days of the week 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Chini ka Rauza

This is a unique example of architecture with glassy tiles. The building is a mausoleum of Afzal Khan. Afzal was a poet in Jagangir’s court and he was sponsored as the prime minister of Shah Jagan’s court. This building has architectural techniques that were used by Romans. It is on the banks of Yamuna and was built in the 17th century. It is a different styled Mughal era building. The architecture is almost ruined due to the weather. The gloss works inside the building were peeled off due to the climatic condition.

The pietra dura inlay work with gloss inside the building is almost injured, yet attracts a lot of people who are interested in architecture. The inlay works has different colours that are not typically seen in Mughal styled buildings like turquoise, green, yellow and orange. Inside the tomb, you can find inscriptions from the Holy Quran. It is an example of Indo Persian architecture built for the Persian poet.

Mariam’s tomb

Akbar married a Rajput princess named Mariam for political influence over Rajputs. She is known generally as Jodha. It is said that Akbar allowed her to continue as a Hindu and also let her take part in the court doings (women were not allowed to do so).

A lot of history about Jodha is still in darks. What remains as an obvious reminder is her tomb. The real name of Mariam is Heer Kunwari. She is the mother of Jahangir. She is also named as Madiam uz Zamani which means Mary of all ages.

This tomb was built by Jahangir in memory of his mother. It is said that she wished to be rested nearer to her husband than any of his other wives. Thus, the tomb is within one kilometer from the tomb of Akbar.

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Visiting Time: All days of the week 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Itimad ud Daulah

Do you know that the Taj Mahal was not the first or only monument in marble in Agra? Baby Taj or Itimad-ud-Daulah is a tomb that was built by mother of Shah Jahan. It has a very slight architectural beauty. The marble frame structures in this monument are the highlight. You can find unusual Persian designed gardens around the tomb. This tomb was built for Nur Jagan’s father. Her brother’s daughter is the well-known Mumtaz Mahal.

Agra Museum

The most commonly visited museum is the one inside Taj Mahal. It is also called as Taj Mahal museum or Taj Museum. This museum has many manuscripts of 17th century with the signature of Shah Jahan.

There are many drawings and drawings of Taj Mahal. Apart from these, there are a lot of painting, coins, ivory based crafts, Quran stand made of Jade, arms and vessels used by kings and others. In another gallery, there are a lot of documents which marks many historic events.

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Visiting Time: All days 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (except Friday)

How to Reach

   By Plane

Agra’s Kheria airport is also a military base. It is a seasonal commercial airport and is connected only by Air India flights from New Delhi. The flight from Delhi to Agra is less than an hour long. Kheria airport is 13 kilometres away from Agra city. Hire a taxi from the airport to get to the city, which should take you around 10-15 minutes depending on traffic.

   By Train

Agra is situated on the Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Chennai route and is well connected to most cities across India.

   By bus

Agra is well connected by bus to cities like Delhi, Jaipur, Gwalior, Lucknow and Kanpur. Daily buses ply between these cities. Agra has two major interstate bus terminals called Idgah Bus Stand (which is located right in the centre of the city and is 8 kilometres from the Taj Mahal) and ISBT (which is located at a distance of 12 kilometres from the Taj Mahal).

   By Luxury car

Agra is well connected by a strong network of highways and you can enjoy a comfortable Luxury car hire to agra with fun stops along the way.

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