Monday, February 6, 2012

Agra

Agra which is at a distance of 210 kms is situated on the banks of river Yamuna. There are many historical monument every where in the city and Taj Mahal is most prominent among them. No tourist trip to India can be considered as complete without visit to this city.

Agra city known to exist from 11th century, and since then the city changed hands between various kings, both Hindu and Muslim. It has been the capital of the Mughal empire between 1526 and 1658. There are many monumnets here which belong to Mughal period. The city has many attractions:
  • Taj Mahal
  • Agra Fort
  • Balkeshwar Temple
  • Kailash Temple
  • Mankameshwar Temple
  • Itmad-Ud-Daulah's Tomb
  • Jama Masjid
  • Chini ka Rauza
  • Ram Bagh
I had been to this city twice for a day. Unfortunately I have seen only Taj Mahal here. But I have been to other nearby prominent attractions. They are:

54 comments:

Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook said...

Such fantastic sites to see! They are breathtaking!

Snap said...

So much to see and do! Beautiful!

A Garden of Threads said...

Beautiful buildings. Hope you enjoy the week:)

Lorrie said...

There are some stunningly beautiful buildings in your country. Thank you for sharing them with us.

kavita said...

Majestic .I agree , India trip is incomplete without visiting Agra for Tajmahal.

George said...

I am amazed by exquisite beauty of the Taj Mahal every time I see it. Your photo is marvelous.

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Marvelous!

Team G Square said...

Nice pictures .....

Pie said...

Lovely captures.

My Blue Monday.

Jeevan said...

Awesome capture on Taj Mahal! I wish to visit this place once. Looking forward to more...

Hettienne said...

Namaskar, I live in Cape Town, South Africa and have been to India a few times. I am planning a trip for later this year. I really enjoy your blog and photographs!!

DeeBee L. said...

It has to be one of the most visited monuments in the world, and anyway the first one in India...such beauty!

joshi daniel said...

the beauty!

LadyFi said...

Magnificent - a true icon of Indian architecture!

Carver said...

What a stunning place to visit in your country. Wonderful shots.

Lowell said...

Agra is on my "bucket list." I've seen so many gorgeous photos of it...well, of the Taj Mahal anyway!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

The Taj Mahal must be one of the most spectacular buildings in the world Rajesh, I hope I do get to see it one day!

heather @ what's blooming this week said...

such beautiful architecture.

Gary said...

Beautiful!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Sylvia K said...

Every time I see a picture of the Taj Mahal it takes my breath away! I do think it is one of the most incredible buildings in the world and so beautiful! Your capture is superb, Rajesh! Thanks for sharing the beauty!

Sylvia

NatureFootstep said...

hasa been on my wish list. But now I am birding instead.

Al said...

That is very high on my world's must-see list, but I don't know if I'll ever manage.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I would love to see the Taj Mahal one day! India is indeed a lovely country.

Krishna said...

nice travelogue with photos

alicesg said...

Wow very beautiful. Really a wonder of the world.

Leovi said...

Sensational! Wonderful shot, I like.

NixBlog said...

Oh, Rajesh! What happy memories you have conjured up for me! We were in India a few years ago and visited all of the places you mention. Seeing the magical Taj Mahal was one of the highlights of the trip...
Lovely post!

Stewart M said...

I get the feeling I stood in the same spot to take a picture many years ago!

What a great place to visit.

Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

Life Ramblings said...

Taj Mahal is magnificent and the top photo is beautifully captured.

Anji said...

I recently was talking to one of my Indian friends and he shared a very interesting thought with me. The Taj Mahal, for many, is considered to be a symbol of love, a gift from a husband to his wife.
But how can it be that when on the other hand he cut off the hands of hundreds of workers who built this monument? How can it be considered a symbol of love when so many hundreds of people suffered?
It makes you think right?

anthonynorth said...

A truly iconic place.

Kate said...

I saw the Taj Mahal in the '80's but the memory is still fresh with me!

Roger Owen Green said...

special place

Shydub said...

excellent architecture of course and i love it,

New York City

chubskulit said...

Delightful.

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Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

Eden said...

Beautiful place. Great shots.

Rizalenio said...

Oh Taj Mahal! I dream of being here. :)

Nisha said...

iam lukg 4r a chance 2 visit there...gr8 2 c them....

Rajesh said...

Thank you all for kind comments. We will explore more about these places soon.

Joy said...

Amazingly white, I love the little dots of people.

Pietro said...

Fantastic places, Rajesh. Beautiful image and collage!

P.N. Subramanian said...

Taj Mahal is the Taj (Crown) of India. Unfortunately it is difficult to visit all the places in a day. I believe the construction work at Dayalbagh still continues.

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

Beautiful places -- and of course one of the few places in your wonderful country I would have known about before learning so much from my grandchildren and from your blog.

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Stunning & magnificent Taj - Symbol of immortal love !

Tito Eric said...

So Majestic until now.

Doru said...

Such gorteous sites to see!
Thank you!

jaish_vats said...

I have been to the Taj twice. Both times I felt that it looked more beautiful in photos than in real, I dunno y! :)

Arti said...

Beautiful captures. I have been to Taj Mahal, and its a real wonder. Besides that, also been fortunate enough to have been to Fatehpur Sikri and the Red Fort of Agra. All wonderfully historic places to go around.

TTT said...

beautiful ! I have been fortunate to visit Agra many times and each time I was sure to visit Taj Mahal.

Panchali said...

Aha...I was supposed to be in Agra this wekend, but somehow the programme got postponed.
Lovely pics...been there many many years back, so the latest photographers looked so different!
Thanks so much!

rupam sarma said...

Beautiful pictures. Thanks for the post.

vinishashah said...

awesomely beautiful :) :)

Ranita Sinha said...

Beautiful clicks..

Rajesh said...

Thank you all for appreciation.