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Golden Triangle Tour
The Golden Triangle Tour is a tour of the cities of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur in India. These three historical cities form a triangle and have the very best tourist places. The Golden Triangle Tour is a very popular tourist package.
Tourist places in Agra
Agra is a major historical city in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Agra is famous for the Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world. The other tourist attractions are the Agra Fort, I’tmad-ud-Daula’s Tomb, Akbar’s tomb and the nearby city of Fatehpur Sikri.
Akbar’s Tomb is located in Sikandra, at the outskirts of the city of Agra in India. Akbar started building the Tomb in his lifetime around 1600. He was laid to rest here after his death in 1605. His son Jahangir completed the construction work between 1605-1613.
I’tmad-ud-Daula’s Tomb is the tomb of Mirza Ghiyas Beg and his wife Asmat Begum. Mirza Ghiyas Beg came to India from Persia and joined the court of Mughal emperor Akbar. He rose in Akbar’s court and Akbar conferred on him the title I’tmad-ud-Daula, which means, the pillar of the State.
Agra Fort is close to the Taj Mahal in the city of Agra. It gained importance as Akbar made Agra his capital in 1558 and rebuilt the fort. Agra Fort is well preserved and has beautiful palaces and courts.
Taj Mahal is a mausoleum built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan for his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Taj Mahal is one of the seven wonders of the world. It is visited by more than 11,000 tourists on an average day.
Fatehpur Sikri is a historic city located about 37 km west of the city of Agra. Akbar made Fatehpur Sikri his capital in the year 1571. Fatehpur Sikri complements Agra with its own share of historical monuments, which are in an excellent state of preservation.