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.
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.
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.
Mirza Abdul Rahim Khan-i-Khana (1556-1627), popularly known as Rahim, was son of Bairam Khan and was one of the Navaratnas, or main ministers, in the court of the great Mughal emperor, Akbar. Abdul Rahim was a learned man with great command over Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Hindi and Sanskrit languages.
Khair-ul-Manazil is located just opposite to the Old Fort. Lal Darwaza, the Red Gate, is close to the Khair-ul-Manazil.