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Agra is a favoured destination of both national and international tourists. It is one such
destination of India which needs no introduction as it is already famous across the globe.
It is the most sparkling jewel of incredible India. Taj Mahal is the star attraction of Agra,
the city of rich history and culture. This city is also one of the destinations covered under
the famous Golden Triangle Tour. This city is the pride of the enchanting state of Uttar
Pradesh. It was established by Badal Singh in 1475. It was ruled by several Mughal rulers
who built several wonderful monuments in this city.

Taj Mahal
This world famous monument is known for its breathtaking architectural beauty. It is one
of the Seven Wonders of the World which was built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan
in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. It is a mausoleum built in white marble.
Its architectural beauty, inlay work of floral designs, inscriptions, jali work, intricate
carvings never fail to capture the hearts of onlookers. It is also the World Heritage Site.
More than 20,000 workers worked day and night to build Taj Mahal. It was built in the
17th century and costed around 35 million rupees. The architecture of this architectural
wonder is a perfect blend of Persian, Turkish and Indian styles of architecture. Initially
this monument was studded with precious and semi-precious stones.

Agra Fort
It is another enchanting attraction of Agra. Recognized as a World Heritage Site, this fort
was built in 1565 by the Mughal Emperor Akbar. Made up of red sandstone it served as a
palace during the reign of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. Covering an area of 2.5 km,
the fort boasts of several wonderful apartments such as Khaas Mahal, Sheesh Mahal,
Diwan-e-am, Diwan-e-Khas, Jehangir Palace, Pearl Mosque and Musamman Burj.

Fatehpur Sikri
Located near Agra, Fatehpur Sikri is a city popular for the tomb of a Sufi Saint Salim
Chisti. The mosque resembles the mosque at Mecca and is visited by people from all over
the world. According to the legend the Mughal emperor Akbar got his first heir with the
blessings of the saint Salim Chisti.

Sikandra
Sikandra is located 13 km off Agra Fort and is known for the tomb of the Mughal
Emperor Akbar. The secular nature of the emperor clearly and beautifully reflects in his
own mausoleum which is a fine blend of Hindu, Islamic, Buddhist, Jain and Christian
styles of architecture. Standing tall with the three storied red sandstone minarets, the
tomb is known as Sikandra.

Agra Tourism has amazing attractions to offer to tourists. The enchanting Taj Mahal,
Agra Fort, Sikandra and Fatehpur Sikri are the other attractions of Agra.

				
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Description: Agra is a wonderful tourist destination of India which is world famous for Taj Mahal. The other famous attractions of Agra are Agra fort, Fatehpur Sikri and Sikandra.