Traveling is something that stimulates everybody. In case you are a passionate traveller and you desire to visit new places and explore diverse cultures and lifestyles then you should definitely not skip a destination like ‘Agra’. It is a historic city in Uttar Pradesh India. The city is home to the spectacular Taj Mahal, a tomb constructed for the wife of Mughal ruler Shah Jahan Mumtaz Mahal.
Talking about the city, it is apparently a sneak look into the architectural history with other types of constructions like Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. Hence it calls for a must visit for people who love to explore and visit new places. No matter you are visiting the place from another city of India or you are an international tourist, you can check out Doubletree by hilton hotel Agra for your stayover. Hence, you can comfortably explore the offerings of Agra without any exhaustion. After all, it is about exploring the new spots and especially the ones that blend the past with the present. You will not just get to see wonderful spots but also experience the chic of the past. After all, when you can get a chance to go to the places that were build centuries ago but with the same gusto and stylishness; you must go there.
Taj Mahal is of the 7 Wonders of the World showcases the stunning architecture of gorgeous Mughal craftsmanship. It was built under the guidance of great Shah Jahan as a commemorative for his adored wife Arjumand Bano Begum. The body of his wife is preserved in the tomb at this area of Taj Mahal.
The stylishness of this beautiful structure include Mughal and Persian architecture. The climax of this structure is the tomb that is a massive structure made totally of marble. There is even a dome formed up of marble that surmounts the whole region. It has been designed in a remarkable manner. Moreover, the exterior prettifications are as inspiring as the interiors. Everything is reliable with the entire surface area and proportionality of designs is precisely planned and executed. Paint was the chief integral for the decorations.
Agra Fort is even known as the red Fort and it dates back to the sixteenth century. It is situated near the gardens of the Taj Mahal. It is gorgeously made of red sandstone. This fort includes walls that enclose at least two kilometres and so on. Inside it , there are diverse spectacular palaces like Jahangir Palace, Khas Palace and so on.
This Red Fort just like the massive Taj Mahal is a verse to the extravagant legacy of the Mughals. These creative structures denote the magnificent past that existed during the medieval period the fort was constructed in the year 1565 under the direction of Akbar. It is spotted on the right bank of Yamuna River. The fort and Taj form a beautiful accord of monuments. Both the gorgeous structures foil each other providing they are in one neighbourhood.
Moreover, you can relish a glimpse of the Taj Mahal from this Agra Fort. It was the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal Dynasty up until the time of 1638 when the capital of India was actually shifted from Agra to that of Delhi. So, the complicated holds some huge significance in the history of the nation. You will not just get to explore the historic yet chic designs of different forts and spots here, but you will also get a feel of the rich past.
The Massive Jama Masjid
In Agra, Jama Masjid is one of the main magnificent structures. The original name of this building was known as Masjid Jahan Numa. The masjid was built by Shah Jahan. In its building , the finest of artisans, seasoned engineers, sculptors, and thousands of labourers were used. For nearly six years, these fellows laboured constantly to construct the Jama Masjid.
The interior space is unusually decorated with precious gemstones. Geometrically shaped, the entire space has manifold entry points. After you have visited the interiors, you can taste the wholesome lush gardens of the Taj Mahal.
Itimad-ud-daula’s Tomb is snuggled on the bank of river Yamuna and it was constructed by Queen Noor Jahan for her parents in middle of Persian Garden. This was gorgeously constructed by making use of yellow marble, with black and white marble piece. This is even known as the Baby Taj.
Constructed by Akbar, the Mughal emperor in 1570, the city was a pure tribute to Sufi Saint. Fatehpur Sikri is an ideal blend of Indian, Islamic and that of Persian architecture. Moreover, it was constructed using shining red sandstone. For nearly 10 years, the city stayed the capital of Mughal Empire.
The city possesses a 6-kilometer long wall on three sides and there are tall towers and gates. It houses some of the city’s crucial buildings namely Buland Darwaza, Panch Mahal, Birbal’s House, and Jama Masjid. The whole city coupled with all the crucial constructions encompassing royal palaces, Jama Masjid and courts were called as World Heritage Site in the year 1986. Every year, you would find manifold number of tourists who visit the spot and explore the offerings of this area. You will find a rich experience in this spot.
India’s foremost tomb to be made completely out of marble, Itmad-Ud-Daulah signs the beginning of new era in Mughal architecture. Until then, there were buildings of red sandstone. It was constructed during the tenure of Jahangir. The 21-meter high tomb was tastefully constructed in reminiscence of Mirza Ghiyas, who was the father-in-law of Jahangir. He was blessed with the title Itmad-Ud-Daula, which means pillar of the state. Impacted by Islamic architectural style, the monument’s towers showcase Persian touch. The wall paintings within the space is a pure and rich beauty to view.
To sum up, you must reserve your room in Doubletree by hilton hotel Agra and ensure that you have a comfortable stay in the city while you explore the stunning spots.