The former capital of the Mughal Empire graced with the Yamuna river and a lot of architectural
marvels of Persian style is an enthusiast place that would awe you. The world wonder Taj Mahal
is located here along with many other significant tombs and masterful architectural
masterpieces. The grandeur, intricacies, and intrigues of the Mughal court are clearly visible and
takes us to that time. During Emperor Akbar’s time, the city was ornamented with The Agra fort
and many splendid Mughal-era buildings. The calm and mellow city inhabits the descendants of
those who worked on the world wonder Taj Mahal. Their inlay work on marble and soapstone
are admired for their workmanship. The carpets, leather shoes, gold-threaded embroidery
showcase the remarkable skill of these craftsmen.
The Taj Mahal
The World Wonder that epitomizes love is an ivory-white marble mausoleum on the south bank of the Yamuna river. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the best among Muslim
architecture and is a symbol of India’s rich history. The design traditions of earlier Mughal
architecture and Persian architecture is a strong influence in the design of this tomb. Inspired by Humayun’s tomb, Gur-e Amir the emperor went on to construct the Charbagh gardens and his own tomb Jama Masjid.
The historical monument 2.5 kilometres away from the sister monument Taj Mahal was the main
residence of the emperors of the Mughal dynasty till 1638. There is a tower with a marble
balcony with a view of Taj mahal in Musamman Burj where it is rumoured that Shah Jahan died.
Akbar’s victory in the Gujarat campaign lead to renaming the city of Sikri to Fatehpur Sikri, the
walled city with the imperial palace. The city, with walls on three sides and bordered by a lake
on the fourth, sits on rocky ridges was built primarily to afford leisure and luxury to its famous
residents with compact and continuous patterns of gardens facilities and services.