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Tourist Spot in Agra

taj mahalAbout Agra: Established by Badal Singh in 1475, Agra finds mention in the Mahabharata as Agraban. Agra became an important city when the Lodhi Kings made Agra their capital city. After the Lodhis the Mughals came which heralded a new era. Agra reached its zenith during the reign of Akbar, Jehangir and Shah Jahan. It was during Akbar's period that Agra became the center of art, culture and commerce and learning. This trend reached its height when Shah Jahan became the ruler. In the mid 16th century and earlier 17th century along with a lot of other buildings the symbol of love Taj Mahal was built. Today Agra is a major tourist destination in India.
How to reach:Well connected to other parts of India by train, a
Best Time To Visit: September to February.
Accomodation: Hotels etc.
Local Transport: Bus, taxi service etc.

Place of Tourist Interest in Agra

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Taj Mahal: Taj Mahal was built by Shah Jahan in the memory of his beautiful wife Mumtaz Mahal. Taj Mahal was the culmination point of Indo-Persian architecture. Mumtaz Mahal as the name indicates, her beauty is compared with the light of heaven. She died while giving birth to her fourteenth child. Shah Jahan was so shocked by her death that his hair turned grey over night.

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Agra Fort: Built principally as a military establishment by Akbar in 1565, the red sandstone Agra fort was partially converted into a palace during the time of emperor Shah Jahan. Though the principle structure was built by Akbar many more additions were made by his grandsons.

Jehangir Palace: This was built by Akbar for his favorite son Jehangir to provide him with the comfort and luxury inside the fort. This palace displays an excellent combination of Hindu and Muslim architecture.