Once the capital of the Mughals and the city of the "Taj Mahal". The Taj Mahal, a symphony in white marble , atribute to eternal love, was
built by the "Emperor Shah Jahan" in the memory of his wife
Mahal". Other splendid examples of Mughal architect in Agra include the
"Agra Fort" with its exquisite Pearl Mosque, palaces and darbar halls;
the imposing mausoleum of Emperor Akbar at sikandra, built in an
amalgam of Hindu and Muslim architectural styles and Itmad-ud-Daula's
tomb, embellished with coloured stone inlay and filigree marble
The wonderful city of fatehpur sikri was built by the "Emperor Akbar".
The marvellously preserved fort, palaces and the tomb of "Salim
Chishti" with its delicate lacy marble screens are worth seeing.
An eighteenth century stronghold of the Jat rajas with the
picturesquely contrived garden-cum-water palaces, Deeg is a popular
tourists rendezvous today. The Fairy-tale palaces of Deeg are set at
the edge of reservoirs of water.A central ornamental garden with water
bodies, canals, fountains, ordered lawns, beautiful trees and
pavilions is a charmingly green retreat. The principal palaces include
Keshav Bhavan, Gopal Bhavan, Sawan and Bhadon pavilions with their
Located between Agra and Jaipur, the "Keoladeo Ghana National Park" in Bharatpur is Asia's most spectacular bird sanctuary.Its 29 sq. kms of
lakes and marshes, woodland and scrub provide a home, permanent or
seasonal, for well over 350 species of birds.
Some storks, cranes and
smaller birds are winter migrants from Siberia, Central Asia or
Europe; others are permanent residents or local migrants from among
1,200 species identified in the Indian subcontinent. They use some
44,000 trees for nesting purposes every year during the monsoon and
winter. Bharatpur thus provides a singular opportunity to observe a
variety of birdlife.