Agra, however has more than just the Taj to offer. Agra city and around are
also an interesting place to see Indian way of life and traditions, when a
foreigner dares to look further than Taj Mahal or Red Fort. The Old City has
some very picturesque places and country sides around are a wonderful world
Besides the Taj Mahal amongst the other famous monuments of Agra, India is
the Agra Fort. Agra fort was built by Emperor Akbar. Built with red
sandstone Agra Fort is a mixture of the Islamic and Hindu styles of
architecture. Your honeymoon would be incomplete without this monument.
It is a tomb built with white marble in the typical Islamic style
architecture. It was built by the Mughal Empress Noor Jahan in the memory of
her father Itmad-ud-Daulah. It happens to be one of the must visit monuments
The tomb of the great Mughal emperor Akbar is worth visiting. Akbar's tomb
is a mixture of many architectural styles and completely different from
earlier Mughal Buildings.
Famously known as the city of Ghosts, it was built by the Great Mughal
Emperor. Fatehpur Sikri is a place worth visiting to discover how once the
city could have been which has now turned into ruins.
Apart from being great builders, the Mughals were also known as great food
connoisseurs. Almost every Mughal emperor has passed on his personal recipe
as he moved along the passage of time, which is known as Mughlai food. This
is why, perhaps, the influence of the Mughals is most felt in their food.
Agra is noted for its sweets and savories like petha and dal-moth. Agra is
famous for its marble inlay work, leather goods, brassware, finely worked
precious and semi-precious stone jewelry and ornate zari embroidery. Much of
this is available around the taj complex. The main shopping areas are the
Sadar Bazar, Kinari Bazar and Munro Road.
Accomodation in Agra