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MONUMENTS IN AGRA

Agra has a number of monuments ranging from the world known structures such as Taj Mahal, Agra Fort to the lesser known tombs such as Sikandra, Mariam's tomb, Itmad-ud-daulah's tomb and Chini ka Rauza to the ones that are not even known to the locals and their remnants lie helter-skelter and no attention being paid to them. Ram Bagh and Swami Bagh Temple at Dayal Bagh, may not be so famous but but have its own history.

Taj Mahal

This magnificent white marble mausoleum was built by Emperor Shah Jahan to enshrine the mortal remains of his beloved Queen, Mumtaz Mahal and is among the new seven wonders of the World and a World Heritage site in India.

Agra Fort

Agra Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage site(1983) located 2.5 km northwest of Agra, India. One of the most impressive monuments in Agra after The Taj Mahal….more

Sikandra (Akbar's tomb)

Sikandra, the last resting place of the Mughal Emperor Akbar is only 13 kms from the Agra Fort. Akbar's tomb reflects the completeness of his personality. The vast, beautifully carved, red sandstone tomb is set amidst a lush garden. Akbar himself planned his own tomb and selected a suitable site for it. To construct a tomb in one's lifetime was a Tartary custom which the Mughals followed

religiously. Akbar's son Jahangir completed the construction of this pyramidal tomb in 1613.

About Sikandra – Akbar’s Tomb

A short distance from Agra, lies the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Akbar the Great, in Sikandra. Akbar who ruled over the Mughal Empire from 1556 to 1605, began building his mausoleum in the spartan style of Timurid architecture.
The mausoleum was completed by his son, the next Mughal Emperor, Jahangir, who added more decorative elements to the design of Akbar's tomb in Sikandra. The entrance to Akbar's tomb in Sikandra is under a huge arched gateway, similar to the Buland Darwaza at Fatehpur Sikri. There are beautiful calligraphic inscriptions on the white marble front of the gate. As you enter the gate you will see a formal garden in the charbagh tradition, and the tomb of Akbar situated at the center. Within the same complex is another sober tomb made of red sandstone, which contains the grave of Akbar's wife Mariam, the mother of Jahangir.
 
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Distances From Agra
Taj Mahal Tours
   Delhi (203 km)
   Khajuraho (393 km)
   Lucknow (363 km)
   Sikandra (10 km)
   Varanasi (577 km)
   Mathura-Vrindavan (58 km)
   Gwalior (118 km)
   Jaipur (232 km)
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