Full Day - City Tour - Agra

| May 15, 2020

A full-day tour of Agra's sights includes the impressive Agra Fort, the local bazaar and, the highlight of the tour, the Taj Mahal, built in 1632 as a monument to Shah Jahan's wife, Mumtaz. Akbar began Agra Fort in 1565, with additions to the citadel being made until the time of Akbar's grandson, Shah Jahan. The citadel consists of marble palaces, ornate alcoves and terrace pavilions. Continue to the tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah, a building coated in white marble and displaying very detailed pietra dura inlay. Often referred to as the 'baby Taj', the tomb was built by the Empress Noor Jahan in memory of her father, Itmad-ud-Daulah. An exquisite building, the 'baby Taj' is thought to be a forerunner of the Taj Mahal. Share: [Sassy_Social_Share]
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