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									                             Agra the Land of Architectural Marvels

Agra is one of the apex destinations of India tourism where tourist flocks in a large number to
explore and experience the charm and glory of Mughal Empire. It is the land of architectural
marvels whose glory is appraised across the world. Taj mahal the monument of immense beauty
and undying symbol of Mughal romance is the foremost attractions of this place. Along with this
the two other most famous attractions of Agra are Fatehpur Sikri and Red Fort. This is a popular
tourist destinations of India situated on the bank of river Yamuna in the state of Uttar Pradesh. This
is also a historic city because it was the capital of Mughal Empire from 1526 to 1658. The
prominent tourist attractions of Agra are:

Taj Mahal
This is one of the Seven Wonders of the World because of its architectural beauty that engrosses
tourists and makes them speechless. It is the monument of indistinguishable charm which enthrall
tourists who come here from across the globe. This is the mausoleum which was built by Mughal
emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Architectural beauty of this grand edifice
represents the perfect blend of Indo-Islamic design, decorations and construction. It is also the most
visited monument of India. The spellbinding features of this structure are arch of Jali, delicate
pierce design, inlay works and herringbone style.

Fatehpur Sikri
It is one of the historic forts of India which is renowned for its design, decorations and magnificent
construction. This majestic fort was built by the Mughal emperor Akbar in the 16th century.
Etymologically this fort means the City of Victory which was never been captured. This fort is an
example of an architecture brilliance which enthrall tourists who come here to see the leftover saga
of Mughal empire. The fort complex consists of number of palaces, temples, monuments, gates and
gardens. The prominent attractions of this fort are its stupendous buildings. Some of them are panch
mahal, diwan-khana-i-khaas, nagina masjid, daulat khana-i-khas, buland darwaza and hawa mahal.

Red Fort
This is another grand structure of this place situated on the bank of river Yamuna near to the Taj
Mahal. It was a military establishment built in 1565 during the reign of Akbar. This is an
impregnable fort because of well planned structure and design. The fort is sprawled over a radius of
3 km which is encircled by 70 foot tall wall. The fort is known for its number of magnificent
monuments such as Jahangiri Mahal, Pearl Mosque, Sheesh Mahal, Diwan-i-Khas and Moti Masjid.

Scores of tourists from several parts of the globe prefer Agra tour to explore and experience the
leftover saga of Mughal Empire. Some of the well known sightseeing of Agra are Fatehpur Sikri,
Agra Fort and Itmad-ud-daulah.

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