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Sunday, March 30, 2008

India : Agra & Jaipur : Agra Attractions & Excursions - 4

Guys, here are more attractions and excursions of Agra which make your trip memorable.

Note : All Images courtesy Google

Itmad-Ud-Daulah:

This exquisite marble tomb was made by Emperor Jehangiri's queen, Nurjehan, for her father Mirza Ghiyas Beg during 1622-1628 A.D. The craftsmanship at Itmad-ud-daulah foreshadows that of the Taj Mahal.

Akbar's Mausoleum:

The sandstone-and-marble tomb of Akbar lies int he middle of a garden of Sikandra, 4 km from Agra. Akbar inaugurated the construction himself and created a synthesis of Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist, Jain & Christian motifs and styles. His son, Jehangir, completed the mausoleum. It features three storey minarets at each corner and is built of red sandstone inlaid with white marble abstract patterns.

Sikandra takes its name from Sikander Lodi, the Sultan of Delhi during 1488-1517. He built the Baradi Palace in the mausoleum garden.

Fatehpuri Sikri:

Like the cactus flower that for a moment adorns the desert, so was the town of Fatehpur Sikri, having brief span of glory. It was abandoned only after 15 years of its construction, due to scarcity of water in the town. This magnificent town was once the capital of Mughal Empire. Here, the beautiful marble tomb of Sheikh Salim Chisthi attracts thousands of people who seek blessing of the reverend saint.






Slide Show : Fatehpur Sikri

Chini ka Rauza:

Reputed to be an Afzal Khan creation, a high oficial in the court of Shahajahan, Chini Ka Rauza is decorated by glazed tiles on the facade. It depicts the Persian influence on Mughal architecture.

Ram Bagh:

Laid out in 1528 by Babar, this is the earliest Mughal garden. It is said that Babar was temporarily buried here before being permanently interred at Kabul in Afghanistan.



Mathura:


An ancient city, which dates back to 1500 BC. Mathura is credited to be the birthplace of Lord Krishna, making it a sanctified land, a popular destination for pilgrims.

Vrindavan:

Just 10 kms away from Mathura in Uttar Pradesh, the nucleus of Brajbhoomi, located north-west of Agra.
Guys, there are many beautiful attractions which are not come here on this blog land. You have to just wait for those who makes your trip joyful.
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