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Established in 1475 by Badal Singh,
Agra finds reference in the Mahabharata as Agraban. During Akbar's period
that Agra became the center of art, culture, commerce and learning. This
trend reached its height when Akbar's grandson Shah Jahan became the ruler.
In the mid 16th century and earlier 17th century, Agra witnessed a frenzied
building activity and it was during this time when the symbol of love- Taj
Mahal was constructed.
The buildings made in this era followed contemporary Mughal Style. They
reflected their inherent charm and high quality in the kind of building
material was used in making them. The Mughal royalty reached its zenith
during this ear only. Major tourist attractions include:
The mausoleum of Akbar is situated just four kms from Agra. Commemorated by
Akbar, this structure has a perfect blending of Hindu, Christian, Islamic,
Buddhist, Jain motifs.
Built by Mughal Emperor Akabr, Fathepur Sikri is just 37 kms from Agra.
Built during 1551 and 1585, the city was planned as Akbar's capital. Made
predominantly of Red Sandstone, the city affords a wanton yet royal view to
Dedicated to Mughal Emperor Akabr's wife, Mariyam, this tomb is made of red
Sandstone. Made in 1611 on the Delhi-Agra highway, the carving on the tomb
of Mariyam-us-Zamani are worth appreciating.
The city comes alive with
One of the most awaited cultural festivals in India is the Taj Mahotsav.
The festival is organized during February. This ten-day extravaganza is held
in the Shilpgram close to the Taj. Taj Mahotsava brings the extensive arts,
crafts and culture of India on display.