AGRA: THE HOMETOWN OF MUGHAL ARCHITECTURE
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AGRA: THE HOMETOWN OF MUGHAL ARCHITECTURE

AGRA: THE HOMETOWN OF MUGHAL ARCHITECTURE

Agra is the famous Indian city on the banks of Yamuna River. What makes Agra most famous is that it is the home of one of the 7 Wonders of World. The Taj Mahal is the magnificent symbol of Love in the form of Mughal architecture. Agra is jam-packed with numerous heritage monuments with incredible history. Rich history,architecture and romance are said to be the roots of Agra. Agra is not just a place for history lovers but also a hub for food maniacs. The famous Agra ka Petha, mouth-watering Chaat and Lassi are the centre of attraction for foodies.

Any person visiting India or particularly Agra, unquestionably want to visit the Taj Mahal. It is one of the wonders of the world, built in Persian and Mughal architectural style. Taj Mahal is an Ivory-white marble Islamic Mausoleum. It is considered as one of the most beautiful buildings ever created. The beauty of the Taj mahal lies in its unique details. The mosaic of semiprecious stones and carvings in calligraphy makes every one awestruck. The Taj Mahal is set within lavish green garden and not to forget, the massive reflecting pool. It commendably replicates the astonishing beauty of Taj Mahal. The Taj Mahal stands with a rich history for almost 400 years. Looking at Taj Mahal in moonlight makes it memorable view for eyes.

Another historical monument to be visited in Agra is the Agra Fort. It is listed as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It is merely at a distance of 2.5 km from the Taj Mahal. Agra Fort was built by Mughals and its hugeness makes it look like a walled city. It is built beautifully in Mughal style of art and Architecture. The Pearl Mosque, Diwan-i-Aam, Moti Masjid and JahangiriMahal are found within the premises of Agra Fort. The Fort is entirely built of Red Sandstones and has a luxurious architecture. It is also said to be one of the most visited tourist spots in Agra. The exciting fact is a tourist can get a splendid view of Taj Mahal from the Agra Fort.

The Tomb of Akbar, in Sikandara is a significant architectural masterpiece of the Mughal Dynasty. The Tomb is the final home of the Great Emperor of India, The Akbar. What makes this Tomb distinct from other Muslim King’s tomb is that it faces towards rising sun instead of Mosque of Mecca. The construction of this Tomb was supervised by Akbar himself,but completed by His son Salim.  The historical creation of the Tomb is done gorgeously from sandstone and a portion from marble. The Tomb is surrounded by aimmense green garden. At a little distance of about 1km, Akbar’s wife tomb is also located. The Tomb is built in a vast area of 119 acres and is a centre of attraction for art lovers.

The food of the Agra is largely famous for its sweet Petha, Mughal cuisine, Dalmoth and Chaat. The visitors must definitely get a taste of famous Agra kaPetha.

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