AGRA: CITY FOR LOVERS
Taj Mahal and its architecture from seven world wonders are extremely priceless. In history there is a hidden glimpse with other structures such as the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Mughal garden and Fatehpur Sikri,and therefore it is necessary to travel necessarily for any person living or coming in India.
When you think about going and roaming in Agra then there is definitely a desire to see something – yes,The Taj Mahal, it is built by SahJahan and this building located in Agra(India). The Taj Mahal, on which the whole country boasts. But it is not the only Taj Mahal to roam Agra, but there is also a more historical place here. The Taj Mahal(Agra) included most 50 popular tourist places of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and it is famous all over the world. History, architecture, romance all make Agra’s magic together, which is the lifeline of almost Indian tourism. Along with the fanatics of history, there can be a ball with the expansion of the display of Mughal art and culture in architecture buffs. In addition to its monuments, there are some exciting things for food items in the city.
Tajmahal is one of seven selected new wonders of the world, and it is also one of Agra’s three World Heritage Sites. The entire work of this building was completed in 1653. It was built by Mughal King Shah Jahan in his lovely wife Mumtaz.Finished in marble, this is probably India’s most charming and beautiful monument. This fully symmetric monument established 22 years (1630-1652) labor and 20,000 workers, messes and jewelers between the construction and the Landscape Garden.It is stablished on the bank of river Yamuna.
It can be seen from Agra Fort, where Shah Jahan was kept in prison by his only son Aurangzeb for many years. This is an acceptable piece of uniformity. These are marked in the Koran and you can see twenty small dome at the top of the entrance, which shows how many years it took to build a monument. It was constructed on the platforms of marble, which was stronger than a sandstone. Regarding the Taj Mahal, the most beautiful dome diamond is 60 feet (18 meters) and increases to 80 feet (24 meters) height; Right below this dome is Mumtaz Mahal’s tomb. The tomb of Shah Jahan was built by his own son Aurangzeb. Decorated with interior interior, where semi-precious stones are included.
The Mughal king Akbar built the Agra fort in 1565. A stone tablet at the entrance to the fort indicates that it was built before 1000 but was later reconstructed by Akbar. During the time of Shah Jahan, the Lal Balua fort was converted into a palace, and the marble and the Pitra Dura root were reworked extensively with the root. Notable buildings in the fort include the Pearl Mosque or the Moti Masjid, Diwan-i-Am and Diwan-e-Khas (Hall of public and private spectators), Jahangir’s palace, the special palace, the Shish Mahal (reflected palace) and Muswan Burj.
The Agra fort is a extreame example of Mughal time architecture, which effectively shows how the northern Indian style of the fort was different from the south. In the south, most of the forts were built on the same beach in Bekal in Kerala.
Emperor Akbar built about 35 km of Fatehpur Sikri from Agra, and went to his capital there. After some time he leaved this city but lots of site displays many buildings, which is related very importance that is historic. A global Heritage Site, it is visited by tourists.The Mughal emperor Babar defeated Rana Sanga in Sikari (about 40 km (25 miles) from Agra) and defeated Rana Sanga in a fight. Then Mughal Emperor Akbar wanted to make Fatehpur Sikri his head quarter, so he built a princely fort; Due to lack of water, he had to finally take his headquarters in Agra Fort.
The Buland Darwaza or even the ‘High Gateway’ was built by Mughal emperor Akbar in 1601. In Fatehpur Sikri Akbar made the bulldog door to celebrate his victory over Gujarat. 52 steps have been approached by Buland Darwaza. The buland door is 53.63 meters high and 35 meters wide. It is made of red and buff sandstone, decorated with carvings and black and white marble infusions.
Maharani Nahar Jahan built the tomb of Imamad-ud-Daulah, which was sometimes called ‘Baby Taj’ for the Chief Minister Mirza Gias Baig of Emperor Jahangir. Located on the left bank of Yamuna River, the mausoleum is located in a large cruciform garden which has crossed water courses and pedestrian paths. The tomb contains about 23 square meters (250 square feet), and is built around fifty meters square and about one meter high. There are hexagonal towers on every corner, thirteen meters long. Smaller than many other Mughal-era cemeteries, it is sometimes described as a jewelry box. Its garden layout and the use of white marble, pitra dura, root design and lattice determine many elements of the Taj Mahal.
Daula’s walls are made of white marble from Rajasthan. These artifacts were made from precious stone such as Cornellian, Jasper, Lapis Lazuli, Onyx, etc. on these walls or more elaborate decorations such as fruits or flowers with bullets in the images of cornean trees and wine bottles. The light enters the interior through the delicate mesh screen of complex carved white marble.Many of the relatives of Noor Jahan are interfering in the tomb. The only asymmetric element of the entire complex is that the tombs of his father and mother are set together, a repetitive reproduction in the Taj Mahal is very famous.
Akbar’s Tomb, Sikandra
|Akbar’s Tomb, Sikandra|
The last resting place of Mughal emperor Akbar (Tomb) Sikandra is located on Delhi-Agra NH, just 13 kms away from Agra Fort. Akbar’s Tomb shows the perfection of his personality. Huge, beautifully carved, red-ocher sandstone tomb with deer, rabbit and langers is situated in the middle of a beautiful garden. Akbar planned his own mausoleum and chose a suitable site for his last resting place. In the lifetime of someone, there was a logical custom to make a mausoleum, which the Mughals followed religiously. Jahangir, son of Akbar emperor, completes its construction in 1613 and all the names of Allah were inscribed on this tomb.
Akbar’s Tomb, Sikandra
he oldest Mughal garden in India, Ram Tiger was built in 1528 by Emperor Babar on the banks of Yamuna. It is located 2.34 km (1 mile) north of the Taj Mahal. Pavilions have been designed in this garden so that the air from the Yamuna, along with greenery, keeps them cool even during the peak of summer. The original name of the gardens was the Aramae Bagh, or ‘Saam Ka Bagh’, and this was the place where Mughal emperor Babur used to spend his leisure time and where he eventually died. Before sending him to Kabul, his body was kept here for some time.
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