The Taj Mahal of Agra is one of the Seven Wonders of the World, for reasons more than just looking magnificent. It’s the history of Taj Mahal that adds a soul to its magnificence: a soul that is filled with love, loss, remorse, and love again. Because if it was not for love, the world would have been robbed of a fine example upon which people base their relationships. An example of how deeply a man loved his wife, that even after she remained but a memory, he made sure that this memory would never fade away. This man was the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, who was head-over-heels in love with Mumtaz Mahal, his dear wife
best places to visit in Agra
Built by Akbar in 1565 A.D, this Fort is a masterpiece of design and construction.Within the Fort are a number of exquisite buildings, including Moti Masjid, Diwn-i-Aam, Diwan-i-Khas and Musamman Burj, where Emperor Shah Jahan died in imprisonment. Jahangir’s Palace, Khaas Mahal and Sheesh Mahal are the other important monuments inside the Fort.
The mausoleum of Shahjahan’s prime minister and Persian poet Afzal Khan Aalmi known as ‘Maula Shukrullah, Shirazi’ was built in 1635. It exhibits fine use of glazed tiles, originally an exotic Persian art style, which finds itself a home in Agra.
This exquisite marble tomb was made by Emperor Jahangir’s queen, Nur Jahan, in the memory of her father Mirza Ghias Beg during 1622-1628 A.D. Built entirely in white marble and inlaid with semi-precious stones, this mausoleum on the bank of the Yamuna exhibits a strong Persian influence.
It is the mausoleum of Emperor Akbar. It represents his philosophy and secular outlook, combining the best of Hindu and Muslim architecture in a superlative fusion. Completed in 1613 A.D., it is one of the well-preserved monuments in the area.