Monday, May 31, 2010

Excursions - AGRA

Excursions - AGRA

The city of Agra is 200 Kms from Delhi. Agra was the capital of
Mughals and the city has retained the Mughal fever in its buildings
and social life. Taj Mahal was built by Shah Jahan in memory of his
beloved queen Mumtaz Mahal. Taj is one of the most extravagant
monument ever built for love. The whole structure is built with white
marble and is surrounded by fountains & gardens. Agra also has the
imposing Red fort built by Akbar. Near Agra is the Fatehpur Sikri
which is also known as Red sandstone capital of Emperor Akbar. This
city is built in Red sandstone and has some of the best examples of
Rajputana architecture in combination with Moghul architecture. To
reach Agra there are conducted tours from Delhi as well as state
transport buses ply from Delhi to Agra. There are train services also
for Agra.

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