Taj Mahal is one of the most popular historical monuments of India. It was built in 1653 by Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Taj Mahal is built on a marble platform on a sandstone one on the bank of river Yamuna. It is designated as UNESCO world heritage site and is among the 7 wonders of the world
Agra fort is a world heritage site regarded by UNESCO and is monument which comprises of several segments. It was built by Akbar in 1565. It is situated about a distance of 2.5 km from Taj Mahal. Later Shah Jahan converted the red sandstone fort into the palace and use of the marble was extensively used in its renovation.
Akbar built Fatehpur Sikri about 35km.away from the city. It is a World Heritage site and is a must visit for the tourists. Akbar shifted his capital to Fatehpur Sikri and it served as capital from the year 1571 to 1585 but later he moved back to Agra fort. It is regarded as one of the best ever preserved collections of Mughal architecture.
Small distance away from Agra Fort there is Akbar’s tomb, the last resting place of Mughal Emperor Akbar. It is located in Sikandra on the Mathura Road. This monument was planned by Akbar himself as a result of tradition which marked that one should select and construct his tomb while he is alive.
Ram bagh it is the oldest Mughal garden in India and was built by Babur in the year 1528 and it is situated at a distance of 5 km from the legendary Taj Mahal. He used it as a rest place during his leisure time and he was temporarily buried at the same place. Ram bagh is a form of Persian garden which has many water courses and fountains.
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