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Visit Agra - A land of wonder.....
The crowning glory of the Agra is obviously the Taj, (Taj Mahal) a monument of love and imagination, that represents India to the world. The world is divided between those who have seen Taj Mahal and those who haven't. Visit Agra and see the epitome of love erected on the bank of river Yamuna. The Taj Mahal, described as the most extravagant monument ever built for love, has become the de facto tourist emblem of India. Emperor Shah Jahan constructed this intense Mughal mausoleum in the memory of his second wife Mumtaz Mahal.

Although the grace about Taj is amazing from every angle, it's the details that astound you more. Semiprecious stones are inlaid into the marble in beautiful patterns using a process known as "Pietra Dura".

Besides Yamuna.....
Besides Taj, many other magnificent monuments are a testimony to the zenith and golden period of the Mughal architecture. There is Agra Fort and Itmad-ud-daulah that are gems of Mughal architectural style The massive red sandstone Agra Fort, also on the bank of the Yamuna River. The walls of the fort are encircled by a fetid moat and it also contains a maze of superb halls, mosques, chambers and gardens that form a small city within a city.

Other worthwhile Mughal gems include the Itimad-ud-daulah, many of whose design elements were used in the construction of the Taj, and Akbar's Mausoleum at Sikandra which blends Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist, Jain and Christian motifs, much like the syncretic religious philosophy Akbar developed and attempted to do.

Places to Visit in Agra
Fateh Pur Sikri
Agra is known for its splendid handicrafts made of marble and softstone inlay work and also for its zari embroidery work. The specialties of the city are all things the Mughals would buy: carpets, jewellery, inlaid marble. The old part of the city and the main marketplace Kinari Bazaar are situated on the North of Agra fort.

A British built cantonment situated on the South of Agra is known as the Mall and the commercial center of the cantonment is the Sadar Bazaar.

Other worth seeing attractions include Nai Ki Mandi or Baber's Bazaar famous for textiles, Dyal Bagh Temple of the Radah Swami religion. Chini Ka Rauza or China Tomb is the mausoleum of Afzal Khan, a poet and high official in the court of Shah Jahan. Ram Bagh is known as the earliest of India's Mughal gardens.

Places nearby -Excursions.
The places around Agra are a perfect solution for soothing your senses and lightening up your spirits. The Mathura-Vrindavan region forms an important pilgrimage place for Hindus as it is closely associated with the birth and childhood of Lord Krishna, an important deity in the Hindu religious pantheon. Fatehpur Sikri presents another marvel of the Mughal architecture and splendour. A trip to Agra remains incomplete if one doesn't visit these places of interest surrounding it.

To visit Taj Mahal....
The best months to visit are March and April. Summers are hot, winters are cold, and there is a big difference between the temperature of the two seasons.

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