Experience tourism in Agra
|By: Abhinav Jain | Mar 26 2012 | 395 words | 2074 hits|
If you are planning your trip to India then you must visit the wonderful city in the country - Agra. Agra is a city in Uttar Pradesh situated near the bank of river Yamuna. The city is famous for Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World that shows the love of Mughal Emperor Shahjahan for his lovely wife Mumtaz Mahal. Construction ofTaj Mahalwas started in 1632 and it was completed in 1653. Numerousamazing craftsmen and artisan used there creativity to built this wonderful monument. Taj Mahal is made up of white marble, precious stones and has beautiful traditional Persian architecture over it.The exterior of Taj Mahal is remarkable with a big garden having four quarters, a water tank in the centre and many beautiful trees and fountains.
Except travelling to Taj Mahal there are many other tourist attractions in the Agra city and its nearby area that attract many tourists from other countries of the world. So you can explore many places in the city and enjoy the trip with such astonishing monuments with different kind of architecture. Some of them are listed below:
Agra Red Fort
The Agra fort is located almost 2.5 km northwest of Taj Mahal. It is declared as world heritage site by UNESCO and is also called Fort Rouge or Lal Qila. It was built by Emperor Shahjahan. He also spent last days of his life in this fort. The fort is made up of red sandstones and consists of attractive and fascinating designs.
Jama Masjid was built by Emperor Shahjahan in 1648. It is the largest mosque in India. The mosque is made up of coloured tiles and has amazing inscriptions on the walls. There is a big door to enter into the mosque; it is known as Buland Darwaza. Many devotees come every day to say their prayers in the main hall of the mosque.
Fatehpur Sikri was built by Mughal Emperor Akbar to represent his power and empire. It is a place of many temples and monuments that fascinates tourists. Some of the buildings that can be visited are Diwan i Khas and the Sonakra Makan etc.
If you want to book online tour package to Agra then Indiatravelbooking.co.uk is a website that will help you to book your package conveniently at discounted price. They assist and help the visitor to select best package at customized rates.
Abhinav Jain is an expert travel writer. He has written many articles on tour packages in India
. And he is currently associated with indiatravelbooking.co.uk as a travel writer.