Want to spend romantic vacations? Welcome to the city of love- Agra which is popularly known for the Taj Mahal holiday. Every year, millions of tourists visit Agra to witness the white masterpiece of Taj Mahal which was built by Shah Jahan in the memory of his wife, Mumtaz. Taj Mahal is a pride of India and one of the former Seven Wonders of the World.
You will be delighted to know that there are some other attractions to see in Agra which have contributed to tourism in Agra. Most of the tourists visit Agra while enjoying their Golden Triangle tour package which is a combination of three iconic cities- Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. This tour enables tourists to catch the glimpses of culture, heritage, and architecture of India in a short span of time.
Major Attractions to see in Agra
The Same Day Taj Mahal tour includes the following attractions that can be visited in a day with proper planning:
Taj Mahal is a symbol of love which was built in a Mughal style with the help of 20,000 labors. The best time to visit the Taj Mahal is during the sunrise/sunset when you can capture some amazing shots of this beautiful monument. Taj Mahal is a mausoleum where the graves of Mumtaz and Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan are kept. This monument is built on the banks of river Yamuna.
Agra Fort is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites and had been home to Mughal rulers for 200 years before the capital was shifted to Delhi. The Agra Fort was built by using the red sandstones, with a blend of Hindu and Islamic style of architecture. The monument was built by great Mughal emperor, Akbar in 1565. The Agra Fort is another major tourist attraction of Golden Triangle tour 5 days.
Tomb of Itmad-Ud-Daulah
This tomb was built by Mughal empress Noor Jahan in the memory of her father Itmad-Ud-Daulah. Some people also call this architecture, a Baby Taj for its resemblance with the Taj Mahal. The tomb was built by using the white marble and Islamic style of architecture.
Visit the Mehtab Bagh in the evening during the sunset and catch the views of Taj Mahal from the riverside. The garden lies opposite to the Taj Mahal and thus from this side, Taj Mahal looks just stunning and ideal for photography.
So, plan your trip to Agra and explore all the above attractions that will take you in the bygone era to know more about the history of Mughals.