Agra is one of those oldest living cities of India with a culture from the medieval era. Art, marble architectures, food and culture combine make Agra a beautiful to see. The magical Taj Mahal promises to steal the heart away of everyone who catches a sight of it either under the golden sunlight or sparkling moonlight.
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he Taj Mahal is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is a perfect example of the intricacy and brilliance of Persian and Mughal architecture. The Taj Mahal is considered the most beautiful building in the world and is described by Emperor Sha Jahan as â€˜the sun and the moon shed tears from their eyesâ€™.
The fort is one of the fineste Maghal forts in India with its red standstone and marble architecture exudes power and grandiosity. The fort was primarily used as a military structure but was later transformed into a palace. The Amar Singh gate, which was originally built to confuse attackers with its dogleg design, is now the sole point of entry to the fort.
3.TOMB OF ITIMAD-UD-DAULAH
The tomb was built with red sandstone instead of white marble, which officially marked the cessation of red sandstone from Mughal architecture. Itâ€˜s been constructed with the same elaborate carvings and pietra dura inlay techniques as the Taj Mahal. Beautiful gardens is surrounding the tomb that make it the perfect site to relax and experience the beauty of an old era that was rich in art, culture, and history.
The village is home to the people of the Kalandhar tribe. Experience the kind of life they live and get a feel of their simple lifestyles, their huts, how they cook their food and how they drink water using a hand pump. The people of Korai Village like to entertain tourists and educating them about their lives.
This pillared quaint five storey architectural wonder with 5 pavilions was built by Emperor Akbar for his queens and the other ladies of the court. The top floor consists of a single dome with floral motifs on top and all the pillars have carved brackets which showcase Persian architecture along with Hindu and Jain elements.
6.GURU KA TAL
he Guru Ka Tal was built in 1610 and features the twelve towers in the Tal - only eight towers have survived. It was originally built as a reservoir in the area near Sikandra for irrigation purposes during the dry seasons. The reservoir was ornamented with stone carvings when it was built.
7.OLD CITY, KINARI BAZAAR
In the Old City behind Jama Masjid, you'll find a tangle of narrow lanes housing a startling variety of wares including spices, clothes, saris, jewelry, shoes, and snack stalls. It's a place where traditional arts and crafts, such as marble work, are alive.
8.WILDLIFE SOS ELEPHANT & BEAR SANCTUARY
Don't miss out on visiting the Agra Bear Rescue Center if you are an animal lover. Hundreds of sloth bears that have been rescued and rehabilitated after being held captive and forced to dance are housed here. You can also spend time with rescued elephants at the Elephant Conservation and Care Center.
OTHER PLACES TO SEE
The best way to get around in Agra is by auto and cycle rickshaws, taxi, car, bus or train.
The best time to visit Agra is February to March September to December.