About Agra



About Agra

Agra is famous all over the world for its world heritage buildings and monuments and especially for The Taj Mahal. Agra had a glorious history. It is also mentioned in epic The Mahabhartha as Agrevana but its history generally recognized with Mughal Empire. Agra is erstwhile capital of India. It is known all around the world for The Taj Mahal which symbolizes immortal love story of a king and queen. It was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in loving memory of his favorite wife Mumtaz Mahal. Its took 20 years to complete and 22 thousands worker were involved in its construction. Other famous world heritage buildings of Agra are Agra Fort, Akbar's Tomb, Itma-Ud-Daulah and many more.Agra India Tourism is an online web site of travel agency which provides tour packages to visit Agra and be a witness of it's glorious history. Agra India tourism promotes agra tourism. It provides Agra tour packages, same day agra tour, Taj Mahal tour packages and many more tour packages for Agra Tour as well as other part of India.

Taj Mahal
The Taj Mahal is the epitome of Mughal art and one of the most famous buildings in the world. Yet there have been few serious studies of it and no full analysis of its architecture and meaning. Ebba Koch, an important scholar, has been permitted to take measurements of the complex and has been working on the palaces and gardens of Shah Jahan for thirty years and on the Taj Mahal itself-the tomb of the emperor's wife, Mumtaz Mahal-for a decade.
Agra Fort
Akbar, the greatest empire-builder of the Mughals, commissioned the Agra Fort in 1565. Shah Jahan made alterations by pulling down many of the original buildings and replacing them with marble ones.
His son Aurangzeb, who was in constant conflict with local chieftains and neighbouring principalities, added the outer ramparts.The tourist entry is through the Amar Singh Gate, which was used by General Lake and his army to capture the fort. The main entrance, the Delhi Gate, is now closed. Much of the fort is occupied by the army and is out of bounds for visitors. However, the buildings open to the public have some superb architectural sights.
Diwan-I-Am
Diwan-I-Am or the Hall of audience is a pillared hall whose centrepiece is the throne alcove. This marble structure was inlaid with precious stones in floral motifs, and was built to house the Peacock Throne. The exquisitely crafted throne was taken to Delhi by Shah Jahan and was looted by Nadir Shah and carried away to Persia.
The Diwan-I-Khas
The Diwan-I-Khas, where the emperor held audience with visiting dignitaries, was built in 1635. It had two thrones on the terrace, one in white marble and one in black slate. Emperor Shah Jahan is believed to have used the marble throne for repose, and the slate throne to watch elephant fights in the courtyard
Khas Mahal
Khas Mahal, where the emperor slept, had cavities in its flat roof to insulate it from the hot winds of summer. The Macchi Bhawan, or fish chamber, had fountains, tanks and water channels stocked with fish. The emperor and his courtiers amused themselves by angling here.
Nagina Masjid
Nagina Masjid was built in marble by Shah Jahan to be used exclusively by the women of the zenana or harem. Below it is the Zenana Meena Bazaar where the ladies could look at goods without being seen. The Sheesh Mahal or Palace of Mirrors, whose mirrored walls reflected and enhanced the lamplights, was used by the women for bathing. A two-storied octagonal tower, the Musamman Burj, is said to be the place from where Shah Jahan last saw the Taj Mahal before dying.



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About Agra

Taj MahalAgra is famous all over the world for its world heritage buildings and monuments and especially for The Taj Mahal. Agra had a glorious history. It is also mentioned in epic The Mahabhartha as Agrevana but its history generally recognized with Mughal Empire. Agra is erstwhile capital of India.

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