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Enchanting Monuments Enjoying Proximity to Taj Mahal

Apr 26th 2013 at 5:37 AM

As the great Taj Mahal has attained international recognition for enthralling millions of travelers from every nook and corner, the city of Agra is rich with many other monuments rich from historical point of view. In fact, there is no dearth of historically rich monuments and places.

As the land of magnificent Taj Mahal represents the symbol of eternal and enduring love, it also gives access to many monuments and structures that are historically rich and magnificent. As we know that Mughal era remained one of the most eventful eras in the Indian context, there is no dearth of numerous beautiful structures that came into existence during this period.

Some of them include Agra Fort, Chini ka Rauza, Itmad-ud-Daullah's Tomb, and Sikandara. Taking into consideration these monuments, we find that they are simply magnificent and constitute serene gardens, palaces, and multi storey minarets.

It is noteworthy to mention here that almost all the itineraries include the mentioned beautiful monuments, which takes back the traveler to the grand Mughal glory and bestows on him the royal aura. There is no dearth of experience with which the splendid culture of one of the most glamorous period of Indian History is concerned.

Take for example, the glorious Agra Fort that makes one’s Taj Mahal tour simply gorgeous. As it is located at a strategically important position, it gives you access to the hallmark of Mughal political hegemony and its aura cannot be undermined even for a single second. As Akbar the Great (1543-1605) constructed the Agra Fort, it still reigns supreme in the context of Agra Tourism.

One can find Jahangiri Mahal, the surviving building, of Akbar's era, in its vicinities. There is also Musamman Burj, famous for its unique ornamentation. Sheesh Mahal (royal hammam) also remains on the charts with magnificent dressing room culture.

As we know that there is no dearth of glorious monuments, yet another is Chini Ka Rauza making the Taj Mahal tour unforgettable. As it is the tomb of Allama Afzal Khan Mullah of Shiraz, it owes its existence to the poet who was the Prime Minister of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan.

The tomb was built in 1635. Pondering on the architecture of Chini Ka Rauza, we find that it is a classic example of the Persian influence on Mughal architecture of that period. Constructed in 1635, it is equipped with high walls enclosing the entire building complex. The other prominent features of this building give you access to the presence of an Afghan-style bulbous dome with beautiful decorations coupled with geometric and floral arabesque in multi-colored glazed tiles.

The story does not end here as you also get an access to Itmad-ud-Daullah's Tomb while embarking on your Taj Mahal Tour. And never forget the great Sikandara, Mausoleum of Akbar, recognized for the beautiful mausoleum of Mughal Emperor Akbar.

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