Agra is famous as being home to one of the seven wonders of the world-the Taj Mhal. The architectural splendour of the mausoleums, the fort and the palaces is a vivid remainder of the mausoleums, the fort and the palaces is a vivid reminder of the capital in the capital in the 16th and early 17th centuries.
Built by the great Emperor Akabar in 1565 A.D. the fort Is a masterpiece of design and construction. Within the fort are a number of exquisite building, including the Moti Masjid, Diwane-I-Am, Diwani-I-Khas and musanman Burj, where the Emperor Shah Jahan died in imprisonment beside jahangirs place, Khaas Mahal and the Sheesh Mahal.
Itmad - ud daula (7km)
To the north of the fort and across the river yamuna are several fine examples of mughal architecture. The itmad -ud -daula as a by the empress noor jehan as a memorial to her father mirza ghiyas beg , is beautifully ornamented with pietra dura inlay and lattice work marble screens.
Chini Ka Roza
The tomb of afzal khan, the persian poet and minister at shah jehan's court gets its name from the brightly coloured glazed tiles that decorate it . lies just 1km beuond itmad -ud -daula.
12 km the tomb of Akbar, begun by the emperor himself and completed by his son, jehangir. This richly decorated structure is a quaint mixture of styles.
Radhaswamy Satsang, Dayalbagh
This highly ornate memorial to the founder of the Radhaswamy satsang has been in the making for several years and is still being worked upon. It is entirely in marble, upon which every manner of ornamentation has been applied.
A royal city perfectly preserved, Fatehpur Sikri provides a marvelous escape into the past. Akbar embarked on the construction of a new capital here when a prophecy of the birth of a male royal heir, by the Sufi Saint Salim Chisti of Sikri, came true.