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Peaceman Travel- Agra

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Agra is the one of the prominent destinations of the World Tourism map with three heritage monuments -The Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri & Red Fort. It is more just a dacadent city of graveyards and stones.


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Agra is a major tourist attraction as it contains one of the seven wonders of the world - Taj Mahal. Agra is an ancient city situated on the river Yamuna within the stae of Uttar Pradesh In India. The city has been described as Agraba in the epic Mahabharata. The city was capital of Lodhi Kingdom and later on seved the same for Mughals. During 16th and 17th century the city was developed as art, culture, commerce and learning center by Mughal kings like Akbar, Jehangir and Shah Jahan. Some wonderful buildings were erected in Agra City by the mughal kings. Agra city is famous for monuments and crafts. The monument and crafts have preserved the cultural heritage for centuries.

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Agra city is famous for its structures built by Mughal kings during their reign. Taj Mahal, one of the greatest symbols of love is the prime feature of Agra. The mausoleum is visited by thousands of people from all over the world. Besides Taj Mahal there are a number of architectural marvels in the city. These marvels include Agra Fort, Itmad-ud-Daulah's Tomb, Sikandra, Jama Masjid, Mariyam's Tomb and Chini-Ka-Roza.

What's really great:
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Location: On the banks of river Yamuna in Agra
Year of Construction: 1631-1653
Built By: Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan
Spread Over: 42 acres
Significance: One of the Seven Wonders of the World

Taj Mahal of India - the epitome of love, a monument of immeasurable beauty. The beauty of this magnificent monument is such that it is beyond the scope of words. The thoughts that come into the mind while watching the Taj Mahal of Agra is not just its phenomenal beauty, but the immense love which was the reason behind its construction. Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan got this monument constructed in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, with whom he fell in love at the first sight. The very first sight of the Taj Mahal, the epitome of love and romance leaves one mesmerized.

Sights:
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Taj Mahal:Taj Mahal is listed as one of the world's heritage property by UNESCO. Taj Mahal was constructed by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz. Taj Mahal is one of the most beautiful architectural tombstones that ever existed in human history. Taj Mahal can be visited from 6am in the morning to 7.30pm in the evening.


Agra Fort: Agra Fort is primarily a military defensive structure. Agra Fort was constructed in its present form by the Mughal emperor Akbar and then remodeled by his generational successor Shah Jahan. The facade of Agra Fort is of red sandstone.

The other tourist attractions of Agra are:


Jama Masjid: Jama Masjid is a large mosque built in 1648. The architectural specialty of Jama Masjid is its unusual dome and absence of minarets.


Akbar's Tomb:


Chini Ka Rauza:

Accommodations:
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Five Star Hotels

Clarks Shiraz
Hotel Taj View
Jaypee Palace Hotel
The Oberoi Amar Vilas
Trident Hilton


Four Star Hotels
Holiday Inn Agra
Hotel Agra Ashok
Welcom Heritage


Three Star Hotels
Hotel Amar
Hotel Atithi
Hotel Chanakya
Hotel Mansingh Palace
Hotel Pushp Villa


Budget Hotels
Grand Hotel
Hotel Amar Yatri Niwas
Hotel Deluxe Plaza
Hotel Ganga Ratan
Hotel Kant

Restaurants:
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ITC Mughal, Agra
www.itcwelcomgroup.in - 0562 4021700 - 246 reviews

Hotel Sheela
www.hotelsheelaagra.com - 0562 2333074 - 103 reviews

Hotel Raj Bed & Breakfast
www.hotelrajagra.com - 09999450107 - 16 reviews

HOTEL AMAR YATRI NIWAS
www.amaryatriniwas.com - 0562 2233030 -

Zorba The Buddha Restaurant
- 0562 2226091 -

Hotel Mansingh Palace

The Silk Route Restaurant (TSR)
www.agra-silk-route-restaurant.com - 09719177580

Published on Monday July 19th, 2010


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