Large Indian dynasties ruled the former capital of the Mughal Empire for a long time. Many have left their traces in Agra, which today is famous for perhaps the most beautiful burial place in the world - the Taj Mahal. But the most visited city in India has many more sights to offer. Imposing fortifications, venerable mosques and the charm of Northern India are among the most important attractions.
In addition, the megacity is considered the centre of many handicrafts. The subtropical climate attracts travellers especially in the pleasantly warm, dry months from October to March. Less
The most impressive gravesite in the world
Nicknamed 'Baby Taj'.
Also known as Red Fort
The 17th century tomb is not only part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is also one of the Seven New Wonders of the World. The building, made of white marble and countless precious stones such as diamonds and sapphires, radiates harmony and elegance and stands for immortal love like no other - once, Grand Mogul Shah Jahan had the magnificent building constructed in memory of his late wife. Plan your visit at sunrise or sunset to experience the glow of the marble in the best light. An unforgettable visit on your Agra journey!
In the middle of a Persian-style garden, another monumental tomb of Agras is fascinating. The Itimad-ud-Daula mausoleum was built between 1622 and 1628 and comprises several buildings worth seeing. In addition to the actual tomb, you will also see the gate building, the drum house and a mosque. It is not for nothing that the complex is nicknamed "Baby-Taj". You should plan a lot of time for the visit, because here you can marvel at the paintings and look at the river Yamuna in peace.
The monument, also called Red Fort because of its striking colouring, dominates the centre of the city. The crescent-shaped complex of fortresses and palaces served the Mughals as their residence for several generations. Look from the octagonal tower Musamman Burj in the direction of the Taj Mahal, like once the Great Mogul and Taj Mahal founder Shah Jahan. He is said to have spent the last years of his life here so that he could look back on his deceased wife.
On the opposite side of the Yamuna River, Mehtab Bagh Park offers wonderful views of the Taj Mahal. It is one of a series of gardens that the Mughal had created on this side of the river to enjoy the view of this unique structure. The park is still considered an insider tip, inviting you to a relaxed picnic with a spectacular view of the New Wonder of the World.
For an insight into the life of the people of Agra, a tour of Kachhpura Village on your Agra trip is worthwhile. Here you will see Mughal sights like the Humayun Mosque or Gyarah Sidi, the remains of an astrological observatory. However, a guided tour there is especially interesting because of the impressions of local craftsmanship and traditions. Here you can also buy authentic souvenirs as souvenirs.
In terms of area, it is the largest tomb complex in India - the memorial to the most important Mughal ruler Akbar includes the gate building, the mausoleum and a spacious park. The tomb building looks more like a palace and the garden is supposed to be an allusion to paradise. Take your time, as monkeys, gazelles and peacocks cavort between the watercourses and Persian-style flowerbeds. Less
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