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One Day Little Itinerary For Places To Visit In Agra

The ARK Infrastructure Sep 11, 2019
Agra is world famous for the Majestic Taj Mahal but there is much more to see in Agra. City of Agra is very old and still has traces of the glorious gold of ancient time. So here is a great little itinerary for places to visit in Agra in one day.
The Taj Mahal is one of the seven wonders of the world and is considered to be the most popular tourist attraction in the country. Taj Mahal is on first rank in must see places in Agra.
Taj Mahal Gateway: The Taj is hidden by a massive red sandstone Taj gateway. It is main entrance to Taj Mahal. The massive Taj gateway was completed in year 1648 and stands 30 m high. The gateway is topped by small cupolas. Symbolic of the divide between the material and the spiritual, the gateway is decorated in calligraphy with verses from holy Koran.
The Red Fort of Agra or Agra Fort: It was built by Akbar in 1573. It is a massive fortification located on the right bank of the River Yamuna at a distance of 2.5 km from Taj Mahal and is made entirely of red sandstone. Mughals were residing in the fort until the year 1638. One of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites is a perfect example of Mughal Architecture.
Buland Darwaja of Fatehpur Sikri:
It is a unique blend of architectural excellence, as well as religious beliefs. This city was built by Akbar in 16th century to honour Sheikh Salim Chisti and predominantly made of red sand stone. Fatehpur Sikri is home to Jodha Bai's palace, Jama Mosque, Buland Darwaza, and Tomb of Salim Chisti among many famous monuments.
Of places to visit in Agra, the Jama Masjid is a magnificent structure. It is built by Shah Jahan and it took 6 years to complete this structure. The mosque in total has four towers and there are three gateways to Jama Masjid. The main prayer hall is articulately laid and the entrance to this space is decorated with high arches with cusps adorning them. 
Jodha Bai's Palace: This beautiful structure is the residence of royal queen Jodha Bai and the wife of Mughal emperor Akbar. Being the queen’s residence, it has all the provisions for a comfortable and lavish stay for the Queen Jodha Bai. The building is comprises of chhatris, chhaparkhats with eight pillars, semi circular domes and triangular khaprel roofs.
Agra Panch Mahal
The Agra Panch Mahal meaning 'Five level Palace' was commissioned by Akbar and one of the most important buildings in Fatehpur Sikri. This is an extraordinary structure employing the design elements of a Buddhist Temple; entirely columnar, consisting of four stories of decreasing size arranged asymmetrically on the ground floor, which contains 84 columns.
Diwan I Khas: Built in the Persian architectural style, this building was the hall of private audience. Only the royal members assembled here to discuss private affairs. It has a roof with four Chattris. The Central Pillar with a square base and an octagonal shaft is a architectural masterpiece. A stone walkways on first floor is all around the structure.
Diwan I Aam:  This building was the hall of pubilc audience. It was meant to hold public meeting and gatherings. The settlement of public grievances at the hands of the Emperor took place over here.  It is a multi-bayed rectangular pavilion like structure Standing on 49  pillars which faces an ample open space. This place has beautiful decorations all over.