Taj Mahal stands in the city of Agra, in the northern
Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, on the banks of the
Yamuna river. It was built in the memory of the
beautiful Arjumand Bano Begum named later "Mumtaz
Mahal" by Shahjahan the Mughal prince.
Air : Agra is well linked to cities like Delhi, Khajuraho,
Varanasi etc. Kheria airport is 6 kms from Agra.
Rail : Agra is linked to the major cities in India.
Road : Agra is well linked to the following cities y road : Mathura, Delhi, Chandigarh, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi, Jhansi,
Taj Mahal (A flawless architectural creation)
Perhaps none of the other historical monuments have evoked as much
awe and admiration from tourists and travelers alike, as the
resplendent Taj Mahal-fondly called by people as the ultimate
symbol of love, from a great Mughal Emperor to his beloved. So
overwhelming is the spectacular beauty and presence of this
marbled mausoleum that centuries later today, even the very place
where it has been located-Agra-has been immortalized as the City
of the Taj. The architectural excellence of the mausoleums, the
fort and the palaces is a vibrant remainder of the mausoleums, the
fort and the palaces is a vivid reminder of the capital in the
capital in the 16th and early 17th centuries.
Agra Fort: Constructed by the great Emperor Akbar in 1565 A.D. the
fort is an exquisite illustration of design and architecture.
Within the fort are a number of exquisite buildings, including the
Moti Masjid, Diwane-I-Am, Diwani-I-Khas and musanman Burj, where
the Emperor Shah Jahan died in imprisonment besides jahangirs
place, Khaas Mahal and the Sheesh Mahal.
Itmad - ud daula : Towards the north of the fort and across the
river yamuna are several fine examples of Mughal architecture. The
Itmad -ud -daula was constructed by the empress Noor Jehan as a
memorial to her father Mirza Ghiyas Beg , is beautifully
ornamented with pietra dura inlay and lattice work marble screens.
Chini Ka Roza :The tomb of Afzal Khan, the persian poet and
minister at Shah Jehan's court gets its name from the brightly
colored glazed tiles that adorn it . It lies just 1km beyond
Itmad -ud -daula.
Sikandara : 12 km the tomb of Akbar, begun by the emperor himself
and accomplished by his son, Jehangir. This royal decorated
structure is a deliberate blend of styles.
Radhaswamy Satsang, Dayalbagh : This highly ornate memorial to the
founder of the Radhaswamy satsang has been in the making for many
years and is still being worked upon. It is entirely in marble,
upon which every manner of ornamentation has been applied.
Fatehpur Sikri : A royal city perfectly preserved, Fatehpur Sikri
provides a marvelous rendezvous with the past. Akbar embarked on
the construction of a new capital here when a prophecy of the
birth of a male royal heir, by the Sufi Saint Salim Chisti of
Sikri, came true.