Agra-The city Of Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal,Agra Fort,Mamkameshwar Temple,FatehpurSikri,Buland Darwaza,Akbar Tomb-Sikandra,Mughal Architecture,History,Food.

Darwaza-I-Rauza ,The Great Gateway,
Darwaza-I-Rauza ,The Great Gateway,

It's the main gateway to Taj Mahal.It is massive and has beautiful calligraphy done on its walls.The work is in Arabic and taken from Quran-The holy book of muslims.

Calligraphy Done on the walls
Calligraphy Done on the walls

The calligraphy reads "O Soul, thou art at rest. Return to the Lord at peace with Him, and He at peace with you

Tamga
Tamga

It is the official stamp or seal of the Islam.It is on top of the Taj Mahal symbolizing Mughal Empire

Darwaza-I-Rauza ,The Great Gateway,
Darwaza-I-Rauza ,The Great Gateway,

It's the main gateway to Taj Mahal.It is massive and has beautiful calligraphy done on its walls.The work is in Arabic and taken from Quran-The holy book of muslims.

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Taj Mahal & Agra Fort


When you go to see Taj Mahal you are excited and its natural because its something which you don't see everyday  and as soon as you enter the the great gate and reach the courtyard and see the beautiful Taj Mahal right infront of you... you go Speechless -"Its a beauty"

 

Its a mix of various architecture's India,Persian,turkish.It was commissioned by Shah-Jahan in the loving memory of his third wife Mumtaz Mahal.

Next on the list was Agra fort or Red fort another UNESCO world heritage site which is just aa few kms away from Taj mahal another amazing creation by Mughals.

Colonnade of the Diwan-i-Aam
Colonnade of the Diwan-i-Aam

The pavilion is a projecting structure with a pitched stone roof and five equal openings to the front.Emperor sat in the middle and addressed the common people.

Diwan-i-Khaas
Diwan-i-Khaas

It is was a hall for private audience.Its interior is dominated by a massive,richly carved pillar.It is also called the "Jewel House" and was possibly a storehouse for the imperial hoard of gems.

Buland Darwaza or Lofty Gate
Buland Darwaza or Lofty Gate

52m High can be seen from a long distance,highest gateway in the world also considered a symbol of Akbar's arrogance.

Colonnade of the Diwan-i-Aam
Colonnade of the Diwan-i-Aam

The pavilion is a projecting structure with a pitched stone roof and five equal openings to the front.Emperor sat in the middle and addressed the common people.

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Akbar Tomb enterance
Akbar Tomb enterance

It's the burial place of Akbar the great.It lies in Sikandra which is on the outskirts of Agra.

Early Morning
Early Morning

It's good to start your day with Akbar tomb requires less time,less people and more peaceful.

Akbar's cenotaph inside mausoleum
Akbar's cenotaph inside mausoleum

Akbar Tomb enterance
Akbar Tomb enterance

It's the burial place of Akbar the great.It lies in Sikandra which is on the outskirts of Agra.

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FatehPurSikri
 

Fatehpur Sikri a city in Uttar Pradesh founded by Mughal emperor Akbar which served as a capital of Mughals.The city well known for it's marvellous architecture.It is divided into two parts one is Fatehpur where you have Panch Mahal,Diwan-i-Aam(where king use to address the common people),Diwan-e-khaas(where king use to meet the special people) and more.

 

Other is  Sikri which is known for Buland Darwaza the biggest gateway in the world it's not just any gate and you also have dome of Salim Chisti a very famous saint,people say whatever you wish at his tomb with a clean heart will take shape sooner or later.It is again a world UNESCO heritage site.A must watch when you go to Agra it's just an hour drive from Agra.

Akbar Tomb & Mughal Architecture

 

Akbar tomb another Mughal architecture masterpiece built in 16th century in Sikandra which is in outskirts of Agra.You have the grave of the great Mughal King Akbar in the basement and replica of it is also made next to the main mausoleum.In the morning you have less people and its a little far away from the city so its better to visit this place early morning.I had a great time in the city and hope you also do.Cheers.

 

Zostel, Agra

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