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Not To Miss 5 Tourist Spots In Agra
Whatever type of tour one may opt for, be it atour for entertainment or pilgrimage, there isan element of education in it. Man learns a lotwhile traveling and it was travel that hasbrought the early man this far. Every place hasa message and every tour has an element ofentertainment, education and of course fun.However, there are certain locations thatstand apart for the sheer excellence they haveto offer in terms of natural beauty or manmade wonders. Agra in Uttar Pradesh isone such place and if it is your choicedestination for this years vacation, take sometime to go through the that you are not supposed to miss on yourtour to .
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You cannot think of Agra without thinking of . Or, you might not have thought of Agra were
it not for the monument of love. Taj Mahal, thewhite marble beauty was constructed by Shah Jahanin memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Themonument stands proof for the brilliance of Mughalarchitecture. Named as one of the wonders of theworld, Taj Mahal stands the test of time. It has beendeclared as World Heritage Site in the year 1983. Itis a feast to your eyes and senses to watch theunmatched beauty on the night of full moon day.
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You would regret if you miss during yourvisit to Agra. The 16th century monument is yetanother proof of the architectural brilliance ofMughals. This is situated near the gardens of theworld famous Taj Mahal. Called the Red Fort of Agra,you will be awe inspired by the powerful fortress.The fortress comprises many palaces namely,Jahangir Palace, Khas Mahal and so on. There areaudience halls and two mosques. The entire fortressis a symbol of Mughals grandeur. It was in Agra FortShah Jahan was held prisoner by Aurangazeb, hisson. Shah Jahan, the emperor, spent his last dayshere viewing the monument of love he had built forhis wife.
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Built by Akbar, the Mughal emperor in 1570, the city was a tribute to Sufi Saint. is aperfect blend of Indian, Islamic and Persian architecture and it was built using red sandstone. For around10 years, the city remained the capital of Mughal Empire. The city has a 6-kilometer long wall on threesides and there are towers and gates. It houses some of the citys important buildings namely BulandDarwaza, Birbals House, Panch Mahal and Jama Masjid. The entire city along with all the importantconstructions including royal palaces, Jama Masjid and courts were declared as World Heritage Site in theyear 1986.
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Indias first tomb to be made completely out of marble, signals the beginning of newera in Mughal architecture. Until then, it was buildings of red sandstone. It was constructed duringJahangirs period. The 21-meter high tomb was constructed in memory of Mirza Ghiyas, who was thefather-in-law of Jahangir. He was bestowed with the title Itmad-Ud-Daula, which means pillar of the state.Influenced by Islamic architectural style, the monuments towers display Persian touch. The wall paintings
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inside are sheer beauty to view.
5.WildlifeSOSVisiting could be said to be the duty of humankind to help balancing the world and make ita better place for all creatures. Wildlife SOS is a voluntary organization that works for the welfare ofanimals in India. The place is a revelation that lets you aware of the various projects of the organizationto preserve wild life. This will definitely be an inspiring experience.
Life has a lot in store for every one. Unfortunately, the deprived are left to fend for themselves. We couldplan our pleasure trips in such a way that it helps us gain knowledge on subjects we never had the time toknow about and make our trips useful while elevating ourselves to a higher plane.
An architect by profession, Rohit Agarwal is a curious traveller, seeking out the minutest detailabout the places he travels to, and thats what one will find in his writings. His writings haveappeared in various blogs, hes currently trying to bring forth as many different places a travellerwho shares the same level of curiosity like him would like to visit through his writings.
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