The capital city of Mughals: Agra

Modern Agra was founded by Sikandar Lodhi (Lodhi dynasty; Delhi Sultanate) in the 16th century. The golden age of the city began with the Mughals. It was known then as Akbarabad  and remained the capital of the Mughal Empire under the Akbar, Jahangīr and Shah Jahan. Akbar made it the eponymous seat. Shah Jahan later shifted his capital to Shahjahanabad (Delhi) in the year 1648.

Since Akbarabad was one of the most important cities in India under the Mughals, it witnessed a lot of building activity. Babar, the founder of the Mughal dynasty, laid out the first formal Persian garden on the banks of the river Yamuna. The garden is called the Aram Bagh or the Garden of Relaxation. His grandson Akbar the Great raised the towering ramparts of the Great Red Fort, besides making Agra a centre for learning, arts, commerce, and religion. Akbar also built a new city on the outskirts of Agra called Fatehpūr Sikrī approx 25 Miles towards south west. This city was built in the form of a Mughal military camp in stone.

Monuments/Places to See

Taj Mahal

Type of Site – Monument/Mausoleum

Time Spend- 2 Hrs/2.5 Hrs ( Max time you can spend, 3 hrs)

Entry- 1300

Camera Allowed – Yess

Camera Fee- Free

Timing- Sunrise to Sunset

Weekly Close- On Friday

Best Time to Visit- Sunrise and Sunset

Dress Code- No, dress code

Wheel Chair Access- Yes

Agra Fort

Type of Site – Monument

Time Spend- 1.15 Hrs/1.5 Hrs

Entry- 650

Camera Allowed – Yess

Camera Fee- Free

Timing- Anytime during day.

Weekly Close- No.

Best Time to Visit- Early morning

Dress Code- No, dress code

Wheel Chair Access- Yes

Itmad-Ud-Daulah

Type of Site – Monument/Mausoleum

Time Spend- 1 Hrs

Entry- 300

Camera Allowed – Yess

Camera Fee- Free

Timing- Sunrise to Sunset

Weekly Close- No

Best Time to Visit- Sunrise and Sunset

Dress Code- No, dress code

Wheel Chair Access- Yes

 

Mehtab Bagh

Type of Site – Monument

Time Spend- 1 Hrs

Entry- 300

Camera Allowed – Yess

Camera Fee- Free

Timing- Sunrise to Sunset

Weekly Close- No

Best Time to Visit- Sunrise and Sunset

Dress Code- No, dress code

Wheel Chair Access- Yes

Sikandra

Type of Site – Monument/Mausoleum

Time Spend- 1 Hrs

Entry- 300

Camera Allowed –  Yess

Camera Fee- Free

Timing- Sunrise till sunset

Weekly Close- No

Best Time to Visit- Anytime during the day

Dress Code- No, dress code

Wheel Chair Access- Yes

Fatehpur Sikri

Type of Site – Monument /Religious

Time Spend- 2 Hrs (approx)

Entry- 610

Camera Allowed – Yess

Camera Fee- Free

Timing- Sunrise till sunset

Weekly Close- No

Best Time to Visit- Sunrise and Sunset

Dress Code- No, dress code

Wheel Chair Access- Yes

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