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Agra is also known as the Land of palaces. Not just palaces, it also has a lot of intricate and beautiful architecture. Agra is one of the main historical cities of India. Situated on the banks of river Yamuna, Agra was one of the important cities under Mughal period. The beautiful city Agra came into public interest when Sikandar Lodhi decided to transfer the capital city from Delhi to Agra. Even the tombs are elaborately adorned. Agra is the perfect spot for a tourist and students of Architecture. Even the climate in Agra is very inviting and suitable. The city is well designed, where even the houses show huge detailing in their design. On close inspection, even the interiors of the buildings show the unreal imagination that the architects probably had. Every building, looks like it had been designed to adorn the city, designed artistically from every angle. Even the food speaks greatly about the spicy Indian .It was capital city for some of the great Mughal emperors like Akbar, Jehangir, Shah Jahan and Aurangzeb.
gra Fort is also known as Red Fort in Agra.Agra fort was commissioned by the great Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1565. During Shah Jahan's era, the red sandstone fort was reformed into a palace and extensively repaired with marble and pietra dura inlay.The fort can be termed a vast museum of buildings wherein each of the Mughal emperors contributed something.Within the fort are a number of exquisite buildings, including the Moti Masjid, Diwane-E-Am, Diwani-E-Khaas and Musanman Burj, where the Emperor Shah Jahan died in imprisonment beside Jahangirs place, Khaas Mahal and the Sheesh Mahal.
Built solely for the great Mughal emperor, the Akbar Tomb was built in 1605-1613. It covers a good area of 119 acres in the Sikandra. It was Akbar himself who initiated the works in 1600 as per the Tartary tradition. Located in the suburbs, about a kilometer away lies the tomb of Miriam, Akbar's wife
Several of India's famous meat dishes come from the north where Muslim influence introduced considerable sophistication. The superb Mughlai cuisine with its luscious sauces of milk, curd, cream and crushed nuts is available in major restaurants in the big cities.
Agra is noted for its sweets and savories like petha and dal-moth. Agra is famous for its marble inlay work, leather goods, brasswares, finely worked precious and semi-precious stone jewellry and ornate zari embroidery. Much of this is available around the Taj complex. The main shopping areas are the Sadar Bazar, Kinari Bazar and Munro Road.
Besides these places, if time remains there are several other places in the city worth a visit like- Sikandra Fort , Bageshwarnath Temple, Jodha Bai ka Rauza, Jahangir's Palace, Mehran Bagh, Radha Swami Samadhi