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Agra

 
A industrial city  ( 1575 )
Post By :  Mona a working girl  
 

Agra is a tourist place it is suited in Uttar Pradesh, India. Agra is famous for Taj Mahal, it is one of the Seven Wonders in the world. Agra is also an industrial city.

 

Agra is famous for the “Mathura Oil Refinary” and the mental hospital, its is also famous for it Gajjak, leather goods & handicraft items. “PETHA” (a sweet dish that made out like pumpkin. It is very sweet and comes in yellow, orange, white and green color) and “dalmoth” is the famous in agra.

 

Major attraction in agra are like:

Taj Mahal

Agra Fort

Sanjay Place

Itmad-ud-daulah tomb

Sikandara - The Final Abode of Akbar

Chini Ka Roza

Radha Swami Samadhi

Fatehpur Sikri

 

The symbol of love Taj Mahal:

Taj Mahal, architecture in the Mughal time period .The Mughal emperor Shah Jahan built the Taj mahal in 1628-1658, he was the grandson of Akbar , in the memory of his wife, Begum Arjumand Bano, entitled ‘Mumtaz Mahal’, means "Crown Palace". Mumtaz Mahal was a niece  Nur Jahan and granddaughter of Mirza Ghias Beg I’timad-ud-Daula, wazir of emperor Jehangir. Taj mahal is stuited near the Yamuna River in the garden, un shadowed by any other structure. The garden made out by Raja Man Singh and now belonged to his grand son, Raja Jai Singh. By a royal owner, Shahjahan gave the four havelis of Jai Singh in exchange for the garden. The reason was also chosen this garden is, located on a bend in the river, and so could be seen from Shahjahan’s.

 

The main tomb of Taj is basically covered with chamfered corners. Mehman-Khana on the eastern side  and Red sandstone mosque on the western of the tomb provides  a clear colour contrast.

 

Taj Mahal covers 60 bighas area. Taj Mahal was constructed over a period of 22 years, and its began in 1633 and 20,000 workers laboured. It was completed in 1648 at a cost of 32 Million Rupees. The most skilled architects, calligraphers, inlay craftsmen, stone-carvers and masons came from all over Indian like as Turkey and Persia.  The names of those worker and the inventory of construction materials are store in the document, Expert craftsmen from Delhi, Lahore, Multan and Qannauj were employed.the main mastor mason was Baghdad from Muslim craftsmen, Bukhara , and Shiraz worked on many specialized tasks.

Night viewing in Full Moon Day  is very wonderful

 

Taj mahal is Open from Sunrise to Sunset

It closed on Friday; but opens it for prayer in the mosque between 12 Noon to 2 P.M.

 

Charges  to see the Taj mahal as follow:

India  Citizens and visitors of BIMSTEC Countries (Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka ,Bhutan, Myanmar and  Thailand)  and SAARC (Nepal ,Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan, and Afghanistan) are. 10 Rs. per head.

 

Others:

Rs. 500/- ticket of ADA is valid for the monuments of Agra Fort, Itimadi-ud-daula, Akbar’s Tomb, Sikandara and Fatehpur Sikri Rs. 250/- per head (ASI) Rs. 500/- per head as Toll Tax (Agra Development Authority)

(children up to 15 years are free)

Night viewing is free

 

Agra Fort :

Agra Fort is another attraction to the city. Near the gardens of Taj Mahal the important 16th-century Mughal monument known as the Red Fort of Agra is suited. It built the red stone and the white marbel. The agra fort is also known as “Lal Qila”, Fort Rouge and Red Fort of Agra. .Agra played an important center of Mughal Empire. When Babur defeated and killed Ibrahin Lodi at Panipat in 1526.Akbar built the fort in Agra between 1565 and 1571

 

 Main Hotels in Agra like:

Jaypee Palace Hotel

Trident Hotel

Atithi Hotel

Grand Hotel

Hotel Taj View

Agra Mansingh Palace

Oberoi Amarvilas Hotel

Hotel Mughal Sheraton

Hotel Agra Ashok

Agra Howard Park Plaza

 

Some Budget Hotels in Agra like

Hotel Ganga

Ratan Ranjit Hotel

Joshi Tourist Complex Hotel

Savoy Hotel

Sunrise Lauries Hotel

 

Education facility is good in agra. There is so many colleges in Agra like:

Journalism Colleges Agra

Medical Colleges Agra

Agriculture Colleges Agra

Library Science Colleges Agra

Engineering Colleges Agra

Fine Arts Colleges Agra

Enterpreneurship Colleges Agra

Fire Engineering Colleges Agra

Business Management Colleges Agra

Financial Services Colleges Agra

Information Technology Colleges Agra

Psychology Colleges Agra

Dentistry Colleges Agra

Environmental Science Colleges Agra

Travel Industry Colleges Agra

Defense Colleges Agra

Social Work Colleges Agra

Fashion Colleges Agra

Home Science Colleges Agra

Science Colleges Agra

Teaching Colleges Agra

 

Agra is well connected  to the major city by rail like  toVaranasi , Delhi, and  Rajasthan  Cantonment station  is the main  railway station  of the Agra There are many trains to Delhi and Agra like Taj Express  Shatabdi, Rajdhani,  and also a luxury trains like the  Palace on Wheels.


 

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