The Inevitable Taj Mahal & Fatehpur Sikri.

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Alok Ranjan

The magical allure of the Taj Mahal draws tourists to Agra like moths to a wondrous flame. And despite the hype, it's every bit as good as you've heard. But the Taj is not a stand-alone attraction. The legacy of the Mughal empire has left a magnificent fort and a liberal sprinkling of fascinating tombs and mausoleums.


Akbar's Mausoleum

The Inevitable Taj Mahal & Fatehpur Sikri.
The Inevitable Taj Mahal & Fatehpur Sikri.
It is located at Sikandra, in the suburbs of Agra, on the Mathura road (NH2), 8 km west-northwest of the city center. About 1 km away from the tomb, lies Mariam's Tomb, the tomb of Mariam-uz-Zamani, wife of the Mughal Emperor Akbar and the mother of Jahangir.
Note : Opening hours : Dawn-Dusk
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Agra Fort : A Mughal Architectural Masterpiece
Agra Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage site located in Agra, India. The fort is also known as Lal Qila and Red Fort of Agra.The fort can be more accurately described as a walled palatial city.Agra Fort built by Akbar with Red Sandstone, it worked both as a military strategic point as well as the royal residence.

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The Taj Mahal
We cannot think of Agra without thinking of Taj Mahal. The white marble beauty monument of love, was constructed by Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The monument stands proof for the brilliance of Mughal architecture named as one of the 0wonders of the world. It is a feast to your eyes and senses to watch the unmatched beauty on the night of full moon day.

The Inevitable Taj Mahal & Fatehpur Sikri.
The Inevitable Taj Mahal & Fatehpur Sikri.
The Inevitable Taj Mahal & Fatehpur Sikri.
The Inevitable Taj Mahal & Fatehpur Sikri.
The Inevitable Taj Mahal & Fatehpur Sikri.
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Fatehpur Sikri


Fatehpur Sikri is one of the architectural legacies of Emperor Akbar. It consists of beautiful palaces, halls, and mosques.

The Inevitable Taj Mahal & Fatehpur Sikri.

The Panch Mahal is the most fascinating building in Fatehpur Sikri. It is a five storey building which was meant to be the shelter of the royal ladies. The tomb is well known for its delicate carvings for pilgrims. The weather at the night was so beautiful in agra as if it is the time of full moon night The Taj Mahal is also look so good in the full moon Light.

The Inevitable Taj Mahal & Fatehpur Sikri.
The Inevitable Taj Mahal & Fatehpur Sikri.
The Inevitable Taj Mahal & Fatehpur Sikri.

Tomb of Sheikh Salim Chisti
The saint was a successor of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti, whose mausoleum is located in Ajmer, popularly known as Ajmer Sharif. The immaculate architecture of the Dargah of Sheikh Salim Chisti offers many brilliant photo opportunities. The finely carved jalis and the marble tomb deserve to be clicked.

The Inevitable Taj Mahal & Fatehpur Sikri.
Buland Darwaza
It is one of the best monuments in the place. This grand gateway has a height of 54 meters and is a largest gateway in the world. It was made to celebrate Emperor Akbar's success in conquering Gujarat and is a fine blend of Persian and Mughal architecture.

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Weather/Best Time To Visit
The best time to visit the city is in the months of October to March as at this time the temperature is around 18-27C during the day time. The weather at the night was so beautiful in Agra as if it is the time of full moon night The Taj Mahal is also look so good in the full moon Light.
Shopping in Agra
Shopping in Agra is a good experience. As there is a lot of handicraft products, leather work, footwear, carpets, jewellery, etc.
Outdoor Activities
Outdoor Activities in Agra include exploring the forts and museums. You may visit the monuments and enjoy camel and elephant ride here.
Eating Out in Agra
There are a variety of restaurants and bars to choose from in Agra. Most of the good restaurants are in the Sadar Bazaar and Cantonment areas. A trip to Agra is incomplete without buying the famous ”Petha” and ”Gazak” among sweets or a small replica of the famous Taj Mahal. The Panchi Petha located at the station road varieties of Petha and Gazak.
Festivals & Events
Taj Mahotsav is one of the most awaited festival which is a grand 10 day long fiesta celebrated every year in Feb/March near the Taj Mahal. Another most happening event in Agra is Ram Barat. This is celebrated by organizing the marriage of Shri Rama and is celebrated before the Hindu festival Dussehra.
Reach
By Car or Taxi

One of the best way to reach Agra is through Yamuna Expressway between Noida and Agra which is 165 kms long and was built to reduce the traveling time between Delhi and Agra, this expressway has reduce the time of traveling between the two cities by 50%. As Yamuna Expressway, just an awesome route for a smooth journey.
By Train
There are direct trains from New Delhi to Agra. These trains are Taj Express, Bhopal Express, Tamil Nadu Exp, Rajdhani exp.etc.









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Ankit-Travel-Blogger
TajMahaL name says it's beautY....awesome clicks!!
Chandra-Shekhar-Satti-Travel-Blogger
Great blog. Interesting details. Nice pics too
Abhishek-Singh-Travel-Blogger
Great blog
Abhishek-Agarwal-Travel-Blogger
Great travellogue Alok! But for everyone please remember: Don't go to any handy craft shop with a guide, tange waala or your auto rickshaw waala. Shopkeepers will increase already high prices.
Sudhir-Sahu-Travel-Blogger
Awesome clicks