Having a gargantuan size, both in geographical dimensions and population, India has a great place in the heart of the seekers, enthusiasts, wanders, explorers, and travelers. From the North to the very South of India, every region is full of amazing places. And the Northern most belt got the chance to the server as the capital to the Nation (Delhi Agra region). At the time of Mughals, something about 2 centuries, Agra was the capital of India.
Mughals with their all the faces ruled over India and there were many great rulers who had their regime manner fully. They have given various charms to the Nation as monuments. And Agra as the serving capital of that time got the pleasure to in-source some amazing monuments.
5 Reasons behind Agra Fandom
1. Taj Mahal
First, and it has to be it First, Taj Mahal. Though this monument does not need any description (one of the seven wonder…blah blah), but in order to give respect, it has to be there in the list.
Taj Mahal, this monument is standing amazing or in Rabindra Nath Tagore’s words “a tear-drop on the face of the Earth”. This UNESCO World Heritage Site was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in the loving memory of his wife. And how much he loved his wife, Mumtaj Mahal, you will find out it after visiting this monument. And that leaves it as The Symbol of Love.
2. Agra Fort
Second, other monuments like Agra Fort, Baby Taj, and Akbar’s Tomb. All the monuments discussed till now are the ones which get mesmerizing artwork done. All these monuments are built with passion and love for the art, will definitely leave you with a question, how they did it? A perfect blend of Indo-Persian art, done on these monuments, can be felt by touching the walls and that particular inlay marble art.
Agra Fort is one of India’s largest fortress. This earlike shaped, well-fortified city, served as the residential place for the high authorities of the Mughal Empire. In between the thick red stone walls, there are several things to see like that Diwan-E-Aam, where the emperor used to listen to the people. Musuman Burj, where Emperor Shah Jahan was captivated by his own son, Aurangzeb and many others. Also, this monument is also counted among the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
3. Mughlai Food
Third, if you are a foodie, you will gonna love this part. From the very starting, Mughals were very fond of eating delicious food. They were always looked-after some amazing culinary dishes which can quench their taste buds. In Agra, there were many chefs who used to cook mouth-watering dishes like Navratna Korma, Dal Makhani, and many others. All these dishes are collectively known as Mughalai Cuisine.
4. Mehtab Bagh
Fourth, the presence of most picturesque riverfront gardens Mehtaab Baagh and Chaar Baagh at Etmad-ud-Daula. Agra is also one of those cities which houses River-Front Gardens. And they also count among the rare ones. People from nearby places, love to spend time in those gardens which gave some charismatic views in collaboration with all those priceless monuments.
It is said that, from Mehtab Baagh, one can get the best view of the Taj Mahal. And on the night of the full moon, enthusiasts love to have a glance at Taj Mahal from this garden. But very few could make it.
5. Fatehpur Sikri
Last but not least, Fatehpur Sikri. This is a small city, situated 40 km away from Agra city. It is said that, if you want to relish the lifestyle of Mughals, just visit this place. The Great Emperor Akbar, founded this city for a reason. He built several palaces, halls, entertainment section, and several beautiful gardens. Fatehpur Sikri also served as the capital of India for a short duration of time. Panch Mahal, Jodha Bai’s Palace, and Buland Darwaza are the center of attractions in this city.