Agra, the third largest city in Uttar Pradesh, situated on the banks of holy river Yamuna. This is one of the prominent tourist destinations in India. That’s why, millions of tourists come Agra every year from all over the world. The city is well known for the most popular monument of love – Taj Mahal and for many tourist places. It is also most popular city for handicrafts and fine arts.
Taj Mahal, one of the finest Mughal architectures, is well known for its impeccable beauty of design, constructions and decorations. It was built by the great emperor Shahjahan in the memorial of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. This beautiful marble monument was rated first in Seven wonders of the world list. We can define it as the symbol of eternal love and sacrifice and it attract millions of visitors every year.
Fatehpur Sikri, the great monument of Agra, was built by great Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1564 A.D. It has also been listed in the list of UNESCO world Heritage. This heritage site is situated at 40 Km from Agra India where you can see this magnificent city with its amazing monuments of red sandstone and marble.
Agra Fort is one of the most impressive monuments in the city which is located on the bank of Yamuna River. Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan built this monument in the years 1565 and 1574. It has a red sandstone mighty wall running for 2 ½ km around the perimeter of the fort. This fort is also situated nearby Taj Mahal.
Sikandra Fort is located at the distance of approx. 13 Km from Agra fort which is the last resting place of the Mughal Emperor Akbar. This tomb has three storey towers on the four corners. These minarets are built in red sandstone and the interiors of the tomb are built in marble giving it a very splendid appearance.