Agra & Fatehpur Sikri: Taj Mahal And More
Home to one of the world’s most famous monuments, the Taj Mahal, Agra is undeniably one of the most historically rich places in northern India. However, besides the Taj, there are a lot more places that contribute to the legendary stories that prevail in the city. Being a centre of the Mughal empire for around 130 years, it has preserved its history and legends.
Besides the Taj, the Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri are also UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Situated just across a bend of the river from the Taj, Agra Fort offers a beautiful view of the Taj Mahal. Fatehpur Sikri, on the other hand, was the capital of the Mughal empire for a short while and was abandoned after Akbar’s death. It is just 40 km from Agra and a day trip can be easily arranged. Also visit Akbar’s Tomb, situated on the outskirts of Agra, which was built to commemorate the great Mughal emperor.
♦ A trip to Agra would not be complete without a visit to the Taj Mahal.
♦ The massive Agra Fort is a must-visit following the Taj.
♦ Visit Fatehpur Sikri, the capital of the Mughal Empire during Akbar’s reign.
♦ Visit Jehangir’s Palace, which was built by Akbar for his son.
♦ Visit the Jodhabai Palace at Fatehpur Sikri, which is a mix of Rajputana architecture and Islamic Mughal-style architecture.