My dear friend's today i would like to inform you about he Same day tour in Agra. Agra, an old heritage city on the banks of the river yamuna, finds mention in the epic Mahabharata as Agraban. Ptolemy, the famous 2nd century geographer, marked it as agra on the world map. It is generally accepted that sultan Sikandar Lodhi,the ruler of DelhiSultanate founded it in the year 1504 A.D. but he golden age of the city began with Mughal rulers after 1526 A.D.It was then known as Akbrabad and remained the capital of the Mughal empire under Emperor Akbar, Jahangir and Shah Jahan . Agra's significance as a political centre ended with the transfer of the capital to Delhi by emperor Shah Jahan , but its architectural wealth has secured it's place on the International map.
Places to visit in Agra.
The seven wonders of the world Tajmahal ,Agra fort, Akbar tomb (Sikandra),Akbar 's dream capital( Fatehpur Sikri).
Tajmahal was built by the grief stricken Emperor Shahjahan as a memorial to his beloved wife Arjumand Banu Begum entitled as Mumtaz Mahal. This world renowned wonder sits pretty on the northen side of a green paradise.It looks same from the all side .Tajmahal , has been awarded the world heritage side in 1986 by the UNESCO. Construction of this enchanting mausoleum ,on the bank of river Yamuna started in 1631A.D.and it took about 22years to complete the whole premises with help of an estimated 20000 workers.
The great Mughal Emperor, Akbar built the most part of this world heritage monument in red sand stone. In eight years(1565-1573A.D.) the fort was ready , yet successive monarchs could not resist adding their insignia in the form of personalized palaces and mosque like moti Maszid, Diwan -E-Aam , Diwan-E-Khas, Jahangir's palace, Khas mahal , sheesh mahal and Musamman Burz(where Shahajahan was held captive )etc
Sikandra is the mausoleum of the Mughal Emperor Akbar. It represents his philosphy and secular outlook, combining the best of Hindu and Muslim architectures in a superlative fusion . It was completed in 1613A.D. , and is one of the well preserved monuments.
Fathepur Sikri, a world heritage site, built by the mughal Emperor Akbar who shifted his residence and court from Agra to Sikri, for a period of 13 years, from 1572-1585 A.D.to honour the Sufi saint Salim Chistee,who resided in a cavern on th eridge, Akbar reserved him very much as the saint had blessed him with a son named Salim in 1569A.D. The beautiful marble tomb of Sheikh Salim Chistee attracts thousand of people who seeks blessings of the revered saint.
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