Taj Mahal Agra

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Taj Mahal Agra

Historic Monuments in Agra

Agra Fort
Agra Fort stands on the bank of Yamuna river. Agra fortis surrounded by a 70 feet high wall and is Within a radius of 3 kilometers. The fort has four gates and is enclosed by a double barricaded wall of red sandstone. Akbar's son, Jahangir, installed a "chain of justice" by which any of his subjects could call on him, which provides some insight into the ruling qualities of the man many dismiss as a drunkard.

Itmad-ud-Daula is a white marble tomb. It was built in 1622-1628 A.D. by Nur Jahan in memory of her father Ghiasud-Din-Beg. This beautiful structure is located on the left bank of the Yamuna river, near the Yamuna Bridge railway station. The tomb is decorated with semi-precious stones including cornelian, jasper, lapis lazuli, onyx, and topaz.

Chini-ka-Rauza depicts how persian architecture influenced Mughals. Chini-ka-Rauza is dedicated to the Prime Minister of Shah Jahan, Allama Afzel Khal Mullah Shukrullah of Shiraz. It is notable for its dome of blue glazed tiles. Afghan-style bulbous dome, and beautiful decoration with geometric and floral arabesque in multi-colored glazed tiles are some prominent features of this building.

Jehangir Palace
This was built by Akbar for his favorite son Jehangir to provide him with the comfort and luxury inside the fort. This palace displays an excellent combination of Hindu and Muslim architecture.

Ram Bagh
Babar, the first of the Mughal emperor, laid down The Ram Bagh gardens in the year 1528.