Today I wanna share my short trip to Agra.
It was a one day trip for me so couldn’t cover up few spots but didn’t miss the vital ones.
If you’re updated with all my blogs then you sure have come through my last post on Delhi.
So this Agra trip was included into that holidays only. but didn’t mention in the Delhi post.
We took a train from Delhi to Agra To have a plenty of views through the city.
I’ll try my best to keep all of you tuned through my post.
Our expedition began from the magnificent Agra Fort
The great Agra Fort speaks a thousand words by its great valour and concrete structure. The Fort was originally known as the BADALGHAR but it was in it’s ruined condition and it was rebuilt by red sandstone by Akbar, The great and renamed it as the Agra Fort. For around 4000 workers worked for 8 years for remodelling it. It stands a mighty structure highlighting the Mughal era.
Each corner of the fort holds some historical facts. It’ll advisable that if you take the pleasure to appoint a guide with you. Because if you’re unable to know the history/story behind the stones of the fort then you’ll surely miss the most of the interesting facts about the life of the Mughals.
The fort was not only made up of red sandstone but also white marble palace is included inside it.
the interiors are beautifully curved and the designs, the texture, structure everything is speechless. The entrance of the main palace stood high above.
well, after spending half of the day at the fort. we headed towards the Wonder of The World: THE TAJ MAHAL. One can have a vague view of the Taj from the Agra Fort:
looks like a palace of paradise.
THE TAJ MAHAL
An ivory white marble mausoleum on the south bank of the Yamuna river in the Indian city of Agra.
It was commissioned by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan to house the tomb of his favourite wife Mumtaz Mahal. The estimated cost of building it during those days was around 32 million rupees.
The construction of this project involved some around 20,000 artisans under the guidance of a board of Architect. The Taj Mahal was designated as UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE for being the “the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world heritage.
Taj Mahal is the best example to define the Mughal Architecture and India’s Rich History.
It’ll be not good to write about The Taj because no word is enough to explain it’s divine beauty. The aura of the Taj is enough to mesmerise the tourist.
Taj Mahal at the time of sunset (above).