SYMBOL OF LOVE
Agra is also known as the Land of palaces. Not just palaces, it also has a lot of intricate and beautiful architecture. Even the tombs are elaborately adorned. Agra is the perfect spot for a tourist and students of Architecture. Even the climate in Agra is very inviting and suitable. The city is well designed, where even the houses show huge detailing in their design. On close inspection, even the interiors of the buildings show the unreal imagination that the architects probably had. Every building, looks like it had been designed to adorn the city, designed artistically from every angle. Even the food speaks greatly about the spicy Indian Cuisine.
Agra was made the capital by Mughal Emperor Akbar and was a centre of power during the rule of Mughals. This full day sightseeing tour will take you to visit the major monuments like Taj Mahal, Itmad Ud Daulah, Red Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. Monument Fees and Services of qualified English Speaking Guide will be provided during the tour.
Agra Fort is a historical fort in the city of Agra in India, is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It was the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal Dynasty till 1638, when the capital was shifted from Agra to Delhi. The fort is also known as Lal Qila, Fort Rouge and Red Fort of Agra, can be more accurately described as a walled palatial city. It is about 2.5 km northwest of its much more famous sister monument, the Taj Mahal.Agra Fort was built in 1573 by Akbar in Red Sandstone. Some 1,444,000 builders worked on it for eight years. Some of the exquisite structures that deserve a mention are: Sheesh Mahal, Deewan-e-Khaas, Deewan-e-Aam,etc.
The Taj Mahal, meaning “Crown of the Palace” is one of the marvels of architecture, Seven Wonders of the World and recognized as UNESCO world Heritage site. It is an ivory-white marble mausoleum on the south bank of the Yamuna river in Agra, was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. It took 22 years to complete and by more than 20000 workers. The main mausoleum has two buildings constructed with red sandstone, where one is a guesthouse and other is a mosque. There are 4 pillars of white marble to protect the main mausoleum.
Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple
The Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple complex is the main pilgrimage spot in Mathura and the focal point of Lord Krishna legend. A narrow street full of shops precedes the temple complex where visitors are subjected to security checks. Once inside, peace, calm and spirituality prevails.Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple is built around the prison cell in which Lord Krishna was born after his parents Mata Devaki & Vasudeva were imprisoned by his evil uncle Kansa. Inside the complex is a small shrine dedicated to Lord Krishna adorned with ornaments, a well from where jail inmates were fed water and a shrine for yogmaya (Daughter of Nand Baba).
A city, predominantly made of red sandstone, Fatehpur Sikri was founded in 16th century by Mughal Emperor Akbar. It is essentially a fortified city built by the king and had been the capital of his Empire for fifteen years. Now a UNESCO world heritage site and a famous tourist attraction, it is a fine example of Mughal architecture. Fatehpur Sikri is home to Jodha Bai's palace, Jama Mosque, Buland Darwaza, and a Tomb of Salim Chisti among many other famous monuments, each of which, is an integral part of the Indian heritage.A unique blend of architectural excellence, as well as religious beliefs - sums up Fatehpur Sikri.