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Agra tourist destinations attract tourists from all over the world as the city proudly houses one of the seven wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal. Every year, millions of tourists flock this amazing tourist spot for sight-seeing to capture in their cameras as well as hearts forever.

 
• Taj Mahal:   

Built by Persian architect, Ustad Isa in 1653 A.D., by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, as the final resting place for his favourite Queen, Mumtaz, Taj Mahal is known to be the most fascinating and wondrous monument. It took 22 years of hard labor of 20,000 workers, Masons and Jewelers to get it done. The Taj Mahal is situated at the banks of Yamuna river.
Open Time: 6 A.M. to 7.30 P.M. (Friday is closed)

 

 

 

 

• Agra Fort:  

The fort is crescent shaped, flattened on the east with a long, nearly straight wall facing the river. It has a total perimeter of 2.4 km, and is ringed by double castellated ramparts of red sandstone punctuated at regular intervals by bastions.
Here you will get to see a number of exquisite buildings like the Moti Masjid, Diwan-e-Am, Diwan-e-Khaas, Jehangir’s Palace, Khaas Mahal, Sheesh Mahal and Musamman.
Open Time: Sunrise to Sunset.

 

 

 

• Sikandra: 

The mausoleum of Emperor Akbar represents his philosophy and secular outlook, combining the best of Hindu and Muslim architectures in a superlative region. Completed in 1613 A.D. by his son Jahangir, it is one of the well preserved monuments. This is the last resting place of the Mughal Emperor Akbar.
Open Time: Sunrise to Sunset.

 

 

 

 

 

• It-Mad-Ud-Daulah:  

Itmad-ud-Daulah is the tomb of Mirza Ghyas Beg, a Persian who had obtained service in Akbar Court. The Marvel tomb was made by Emperor Jehangir’s Queen, Noorjahan, for his father Mirza Ghyas Beg during 1622-1628 A.D.
The Craftmanship at Itmad-ud-Daulah foreshadows that of the Taj Mahal. It was here that. “Pietra Dura”-the inlay work on marble-so characteristic of the Taj -was first used.
Open Time: Sunrise to Sunset.

 

 

 

• FatehpurSikri:fatehpur sikri in agraFatehpur Sikri is an epic in red sandstone. A city of yesteryear, today lost in the mists of time. Fatehpur Sikri was built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar during 1564 A.D. Mughal Emperor Akbar had no heir. He visited holy men to enlist their prayers for his son. When he visited Sheikh Salim Chishti who was living at the village of Sikri the saint foretold the emperor that he would be blessed with a son. When is son was born, he is gratitude, constructed his capital city and named it Fatehpur Sikri. Later, due to shortage of water and unrest in North-West, Akbar has to abandon this city. The beautiful marvel tomb of Sheikh Salim Chishti still attracts thousands who seek blessings of the revered saint. Other renowned places are Dewane-e-Am, Dewane-e-Khaas, Buland Darwaja, Panch Mahal, Jodha Bai Palace and Birbal Bhawan. Fatehpur Sikri is about 39 K.M. from Agra.
Open Time: Sunrise to Sunset.

 

 

 

• Radha Swami Samadhi: radha swami bagh, agra

This is the head quarter of Radhaswami religion, here the holy ashes of the founder of the faith have been preserved. On the sprawling lawns here, is a beautiful marvel temple with beautiful carving of fruits, flowers, leaves and plants which have been reduced into stone true to nature, and are distinctive specimens of the plastic arts. This is under construction for almost 100 years.
Open Time: 9 A.M. to 5.30 P.M.

 

 

 

 

• Chinni ka Roja: Chini ka Roja, Agra
This was constructed by Afzal Khan, A high official in the court of Shah Jahan. Decorated by glazed tiles on the facade, the structure clearly depicts the Persian influence in architecture.
Open: Sunrise to Sunset

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Mariyam’s Tomb: mariyam's tomb, agra
This unique tomb in red sandstone was built in 1611 A.D. a memory of Emperor Akbar’s Goan Christian wife Mariyam. The tomb has some exceptional carvings.
Open: Sunrise to Sunset

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Jama Masjid: jama masjid, agra

This building, with a rectangular open forecourt was constructed in 1648 A.D., by daughter, Jahanara Begum in memory of the famous Shiekh Salim Chishti and his grandson Islam Khan.