Put yourself there and see how the world looks. Agra is a wonderful city that is well captured with millions of travel enthusiasts every year without any failure and hence there are lots of Agra tour packages available which can give you a fascinating experience. Agra is a city situated on the banks of river Yamuna in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh.Agra tour is very famous tour due to many Mughal-era buildings, especially the Taj-Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri, all of which are UNESCO's World Heritage Sites. Agra is added in Golden Triangle Tourism Circuit with Delhi and Jaipur. Get best Agra tour package, explore Agra holiday packages or customize your tour itinerary to plan your Agra tour.
Sikandar Lodhi controlled the country from here and Agra assumed the importance of the second capital. He died in 1517 and his son Ibrahim Lodi remained in power for nine years and many palaces, wells and a mosque were constructed by him in the fort, eventually defeating in the Battle of Panipat in 1526.
People think Agra is just for the Taj Mahal. But, this is an exciting place that will make you scared. Agra was the capital of Great Akbar. Thus, there are many architectural wonders for enjoying Persian style related here. The prestigious tourism destination is the world wonder, Taj Mahal. Apart from this, you can find grave of various types, religious places, river Yamuna and water related activities in the river.
History of Agra
Agra's history is a very rich background, which is completely clear from various historical monuments around and around the city. The initial reference for Agra city comes from the age of epic, when Mahabharata Agra was called "Agawarana". Agra is also called "Arya Grama", which means residence of Aryans. There has been a lot's of historical impacts on this beautiful city and the history of Agra has been revived in the historic monuments built during the Mughal regime.
It is generally accepted that Agra was an ancient city from the time of Mahabharata and yet the Muslim ruler Sultan Sikandar Lodhi of Delhi Sultanate established Agra in 1504.After Sultan's death, the city went to his son Sultan Ibrahim Lodi. He ruled Agra with his sultanate until he fell to Mughal Badshah Babar in the first battle of Lenniput in 1526.
Since Akbarabad was one of the most important cities of India under the Mughals, so many building activities were seen in it. Babar, the founder of the Mughal dynasty, named it the first formal Persian garden on the banks of river Yamuna. The garden is called an Aram tiger or a relaxing garden. His grandson Akbar the Great raised the vast edge of the great Red Fort, besides learning about Agra, creating a center for arts, commerce and religion.
Akbar also built a new city on the outskirts of Akbarabad called Fatehpur Sikri. This city was built in the form of a Mughal military camp in the stone.His son, Jahangir, loved the flora and fauna and kept many gardens inside the Red Fort or 'Laal Kila'. Shahjahan, known for his keen interest in architecture, gave Akbarabad the most valuable monument, Taj Mahal. Built in the romantic memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal, the mausoleum was completed in 1653.