Historical Site Seeing

Taj Mahal

People from all around the world may not have heard of Agra, but everyone knows the beautiful ivory white-marble mausoleum, Taj Mahal, as the icon of love.  It was constructed by Emperor Shah Jahan, in memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Viewing of the Taj Mahal is usually from sunrise to sunset, except Fridays.

Official Website: https://www.tajmahal.gov.in/

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Agra Fort

The Agra Fort, also known as the “Lal –Qila”, “Fort Rouge” or “Qila-i-Akbari”, is the highlight of the city of Agra

Agra fort was primarily begun by Emperor Akber in 1565 as a military structure and was later transformed into a palace by his grandson Emperor Shah Jahan.


Mehtab Bagh

Constructed just opposite the Taj Mahal, Mehtab Bagh is a char-bagh (four garden) complex that is considered the ultimate viewing point of the magnificent marble mausoleum. The garden is open from sunrise to sunset and is considered a photographer’s haven because it is the point from where you can take some unique photographs of the Taj with a gorgeous backdrop.


Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

The tomb, built between 1622 and 1628, represents a transition between the first phase of monumental Mughal architecture. This tomb is the first to be built in white marble instead of red sandstone, which officially marked the cessation of red sandstone from Mughal architecture.


Akbar’s Tomb

The Tomb of the mighty Mughal Emperor Akbar is situated on the outskirts of Agra. The emperor got his tomb monument constructed while he was alive as his final resting place. His son Jehangir finished the complete construction which is totally done with sandstone and white marble.

Once you enter into the gateway, you will find Mughal styled gardens. In the garden, you can find monkeys and peacocks. There is a water canal on both sides of the garden. The tomb has four gates and the south gate is the largest one with minarets on top like the ones in the Taj Mahal. A wall covers the tomb. The building is a four-leveled pyramid with marble pavilion. The false tomb is found on the ground floor while the real tomb is located in the basement. The basement is not open to tourists. It is said to contain precious and expensive jewels, weapons, and others before the attack of Jats.


Gurudwara Guru Ka Tal

Guru ka Tal is one of the most important pilgrimage destinations for the Sikhs. It is located in close proximity to Akbar’s tomb)and is associated with an important episode in the history of Sikhism.

This gurudwara was built in the memory of Guru Teg Bahadur Ji and is visited by lakhs of devotees every year to pay respects and seek blessings.

The spot where the gurudwara stands today is the place where the ninth Guru, Teg Bahadur Ji, offered himself up for arrest to Aurangzeb, the Mughal emperor of India. The structure dates back to the 17th century and is originally believed to have been a water reservoir (hence the name taal).


Dayal Bagh Temple

Dayal Bagh also is known as Swamibagh is located at a distance of 15 km from Agra City. The name of the temple i.e., Dayal Bagh derives its meaning as the Garden of the Merciful Lord.  The temple possesses the samadhi of ‘Swamiji Maharaj’, the founder of the Radha Swami faith. The temple is the place where Sant Satguru, the 8th esteemed guru, used to reside, and preside over the satsangs.

The never-ending construction of Dayal Bagh is still in process since 1904, it is guided by the belief that construction should always be in progress. Dayal Bagh temple is a splendid building of 110 feet.  The memorial is made of pure white marble and features numerous pillars & fine inlay work on the inner walls. This building has been continuously under construction for the past 100 years.


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