The first thing that reminds us of Agra is Taj Mahal. Of course, Taj Mahal is a masterpiece but there are several other places that seek the attention of travellers in Agra. You'll be amazed by the rich architectural heritage of this city.
Agra is a city which has a long interesting history with many rulers and dynasties. The rich heritage will depict the glories of the past.
Here are some prominent places that are worth your time and not to be missed on your Agra trip. Shall we make a mind-blowing heritage tour?!
Did you know that Agra Fort existed even before the 12th century? Overshadowed by Taj Mahal, this fort has played a prominent role during the Mughal era. Agra Fort, once a walled city, has stood the test of times.
Agra Fort Entrance
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Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah
One look at Itmad-ud-Daulah, you'll say it resembles Taj Mahal. Nur Jahan, the wife of Emperor Jehangir, built this mauseoleum in the memory of her father Mirza Giyaz Beg (Itmad-ud-Daulah) . Unlike other tombs before its age, this tomb is a marble architecture.
A Beautiful View of Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah
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Most of us are aware of Akbar the Great; his stories are part of all history books. The Tomb of Akbar is a masterpiece in itself. This grand structure is one of the 'not to be missed' places in Sikandra of Agra.
The Gigantic Akbar's Tomb
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You must have heard of Jama Masjid in Delhi? The Jama Masjid in Agra is similar in design and was built by Shah Jahan for his daughter Jahanara Begum. Jama Masjid also called as Friday Mosque is a must visit.
Jama Masjid in Agra
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Unlike other monuments, Dayal Bagh belongs to another faith. It is the headquarters of Radhasoami Faith, a spiritual movement which took place during 19th century India. Dayal Bagh means the 'Garden of Merciful' is a community which promotes co-operative and a disciplined lifestyle.
The headquarters of Dayal Bagh
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Moti means 'Pearl', Masjid means 'Mosque'. The Pearl Mosque is one of the major attractions in Agra Fort. The shiny white architecture is most alluring monuments in the fort.
A Side View of Moti Masjid
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Agra, the land of Mughals, is alluring for anyone who likes heritage tours. What are you waiting for? Get set go!