Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Tourist Visit Taj Mahal India

About Agra

Agra is situated on the banks of Yamuna river. It has an average elevation of 171 metres (561 ft). On the north it is bound by Mathura, on the south by Dhaulpur, on the east by Firozabad, on the south-east by Fatehabad and on the west by Bharatpur. Agra is the third biggest city in Uttar Pradesh.

About Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal India is amongst the Seven Wonders of the World beautiful building. In 1631 the emperor Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal in memory of his wife Mumtaz, who died in childbirth. The white marble mausoleum at Agra has become the monument of a man's love for a woman. Taj Mahal describes lovers, poets, painters, artists, authors treat the 'temple of love,' and have been inspired to create artistic expressions of love that exhort the unspoken, unexpressed and unacknowledged desires within ones heart to come out in the open in glorious celebration of life.
Taj Mahal India
The Taj Mahal was built on a marble platform that stands above a sandstone one. The most elegant dome of the Taj, with a diameter of 60 feet (18 m), rises 80 feet (24 m) over the building.

Agra Fort

After Taj Mahal another tourist destination is Agra Fort (sometimes called the Red Fort), was built by Akbar in 1565.The fort standing as a typical example of the Mughal architecture. The red sandstone fort was renovated and converted into a palace during Shah Jahan's time, and reworked extensively with marble and pietra dura inlay.
Agra Fort
Inside buildings in the fort include the Pearl Mosque, the Diwan-e-Am and Diwan-e-Khas (halls of public and private audience), Jehangir's Palace, Khaas Mahal, Sheesh Mahal (mirrored palace), and Musamman Burj.

Fatehpur Sikri

Fatehpur Sikri built by Emperor Akbar about 35 km from Agra. Then Mughal Emperor Akbar wanted to make Fatehpur Sikri his head quarters. So he built this majestic fort. But due to shortage of water he had to ultimately move his head quarters to Agra Fort.
Fatehpur Sikri
Near Fatehpur Sikri, another tourist place is Buland Darwaza. The Buland Darwaza is 53.63 m high and 35 meters wide. Buland Darwaza is the highest gateway in the world and an astounding example of the Mughal architecture.


Another tourist place is Itmad-Ud-Daulah's Tomb, sometimes called the Baby Taj. Its garden layout and use of white marble, pietra dura, inlay designs and latticework presage many elements of the Taj Mahal. The Tomb walls are white marble from Rajasthan encrusted with semi-precious stone decorations - cornelian, jasper, lapis lazuli, onyx, and topaz in images of cypress trees and wine bottles, or more elaborate decorations like cut fruit or vases containing bouquets.
Itmad Ud Daulah
Same day near Taj mahal many other tourist places are like as: Akbar's Tomb, Sikandra, Swami Bagh Samadhi, Guru ka Tal, Jama Masjid, Chini Ka Rauza, Ram Bagh, Mariam's Tomb, Mehtab Bagh and Keetham Lake. More information about Agra Tour click here Agra Tour.