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there are several other places in the city which are worth a visit. But these places can be visited only when you have enough time to spend. These places are as follows:-

Sikandra Fort

Sikandra Fort

Sikandra fort is 13 km away from the Agra Fort and is the last resting place of Akbar the great. It was started by Akbar and was completed by Jahangir; son of Akbar who led the foundation for Sikandra Fort Complex. Located in the western periphery of the city the fort is surrounded by a beautiful lush garden. The tomb reflects the uniqueness of the great emperor with its attractive and complicated carvings marking an exceptional beginning to his end. The fort is built with precious red sandstone. The tomb has four gates but it always remains a mystery why only one (the southern gate) show the ways to the tomb. The nearest railway station and airport lie within 5kms and 13kms respectively. If you want to know the history of ancient Mughal rule then do visit Sikandra Fort.

Jodha Bai ka Rauza

Jodha Bai ka Rauza Jodha Bi one of the favorite queens of Akbar built a palace for her own which is later named after her as Jodha Bai ka Rauza. As compared to other brilliant places built by Akbar, this was one of the simplest yet graceful pieces of architecture. The architectural structure of the palace is a combination of Hindu and Muslim traditions applying architectural features of Gujarat and Rajasthan, creating a delightful fusion. Jodha Bai is the daughter of King Bharmal of Amber and was among the three chief queens of Akbar. As Jodha Bai was a Hindu so she was allowed to practice Hinduism and was also said to be involved in the political issues until Nur Jahan was crowned as the empress. Jodha Bai who was a woman of great views and attitude, the Jodha Bai ka Rauza is dedicated to her which stands for her impact during the great emperor's rule.

Octagonal Tower

Octagonal Tower Octagonal tower also known as Musamman Burj is located very close to Shah Jahan's private hall. It is a replacement of Akbar's small marble palace. The tower is dedicated to Mumtaz Mahal wife of Shah Jahan and was built in the year 1631-1640. The tower is made up of delicate marble patterns engraved with ornamental niches in order to make the ladies look outside. The tower has a fountain outside and a huge verandah surrounding the place. It is the place where Shah Jahan spent time with his favorite daughter Jahanara Begum and it is this place only where Shah Jahan was imprisoned by his son. Octagonal tower is situated in the Agra Fort. Beautiful and sad in its own way, it gives us a glance into Shah Jahan's final days on this earth.

Jahangir's Palace

Jahangir's Palace Jahangir's Palace one of the most remarkable building in the Agra Fort, is the palace where the wives of Rajput lived during Akbar's rule. Its architecture is the combination of Hindu and Central Asian architecture. The palace was dedicated to Jahangir the beloved son of Akbar who later on becomes the emperor after succeeding Akbar. It has a huge bowl known as Hauzi Jahangir which is a master work of art carved from a single stone. It was used to hold the fragrant rose water. This palace was later used by the Mughal Queen Nur Jahan, who used it as her palace. Reflecting the culture, tradition and history of the civilians, this palace conquers it all when it comes to the way it was built with care and expertise. It holds great value for its elusive style.

Bageshwarnath Temple

Bageshwarnath Temple Bageshwarnath temple is one of the holy places in Agra and is situated at Ramratan Road in the North. It is the place of Baba Bageshwar. The temple is located at a distance of only two kilometers from the heart of the city.

It is a very old temple of Lord Siva and as compared to other temples of Agra it is still unrecognized in Agra. But during the festival time a huge crowd of devotees, all lined up to get the blessings of Lord Siva. The temple also serves as a landmark for the area. Easily accessible and connected to solid well laid roads, it is one spot that just cannot be missed.

Guru KaTaal

Guru KaTaal Guru KaTaal is the Sikh pilgrimage which is dedicated to the 9th Guru of Sikh Sri Guru Tegh Bahudar Ji is situated near Sikandra. The building was built in the year 1610. It is the place where Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur ji accepted arrest in front of Aurangazeb by laying down his arms. During the dry season when water is not available everywhere the reservoir was used to supply water. The building of the reservoir was ornamented with precious stone carvings. In the year 1970 the Gurudwara was built only after the contributions of Saint Baba Sadh Singhji. The Gurudwara had 12 towers when first built but with the passage of time only eight of them could continue to. The Gurudwara is made up of red sandstones, and the architecture is very fine and notable by archeologists all over the world. Like several other buildings of Agra the Gurudwara is very much significant and every year a large number of devotee visit this place to offer prayers and hence is a spot of tourist attraction.

Radha Swami Samadhi

Radha Swami Samadhi It is a glorious building made up of white marbles and is located about 15 km from Central Agra. This building made up of white marble is nothing but the Samadhi (tomb) of the founder of the sect Radha Swami, lovingly called as 'Swamiji Maharaj'. Also Famous as Soami bagh the Samadhi is decorated with complex patterns and complicated designs from inside. The construction work of the Samadhi is going on for more than 100 years and this is because of the passionate followers who want to make it a living monument. Even though the Samadhi is in incomplete state, then also because of the complex stone architecture it has attracted tourists from all over the world, to view Indian architecture in all its dignity.

Soami Bagh Samadh

Soami Bagh Samadh Soami Bagh Samadh is located, in Dayalbagh in the outskirts of Agra. This is the place where Huzur Swami Maharaj (Shri Shiv Dayal Singh Seth) did many poojas. Hence, the Soami Bagh which is the mausoleum of the Swamiji has historic importance to the Samadh of Soamiji Maharaj. Soami Bagh was built in 1908. The building is made up of marble and this beautiful building is uniquely designed and is famous for its architectural beauty. The building has historic importance and brings tourists to this place because of the complex designs on the marble blended perfectly. The beautiful creation of the building is always compared with Taj Mahal. Every day Satsang is performed at the Bhajan Gar, located nearby and the Bhandara festival is also celebrated which brings the Satsang together at this place. Here at this place also established The Radhaswami trust and the trust were mainly for holy purposes.

Chinika Rauza

Chinika Rauza Chinika Rauza is one of the famous monuments of Agra. It was built in the memory Alamo Afzal Khan Mullsh in 1635 who was the Prime Minister during the reign of Shah Jahan, the famous Mughal Emperor. Not only was this he was also a well-known poet and scholar. The building is elegantly built with beautiful glossy tiles which are well decorated to give an architectural beauty to the building. There were several messages in the form of inscriptions which speaks of the technical knowledge of the people in that era. The building is named after the walls along with the inscriptions and colorful tiles. The building is rectangular in shape and is mainly made up of brown stone and the central chamber is shaped octagonal with curved recesses that are eight in number. The square chambers which are eight in number are connected to the hall. It has a rounded dome which is made in Afghan style with several important words from the books of Islam are inscribed on it.

Mehtab Bagh

Mehtab Bagh Mehtab Bagh famous as moonlight garden is situated north of Taj Mahal and to the opposite of river Yamuna. During rainy season this square garden of 300 m by 300 m, becomes partially flooded by the rain. It was built by Mughal emperor Babar and out of eleven gardens it was the last garden. Designed in the riverfront terrace pattern, it contributes a significant part to the Taj complex. The garden has a compound wall from all sides and the wall is made up of Brick, lime plaster and clad with red sandstone and in the corner was situated octagonal shaped domes. A small Dalit shrine is present near the entrance. A letter was written by Aurangzeb to Shah Jahan in which he talked about the garden after a flood in 1652 AD. In 1994 to renew and renovate and to give it a new style the garden archeological excavations were started.

Mehran Bagh

Mehran Bagh Because of the adjoining location with the Taj Mahal the charbagh complex located in Agra is very famous. Opposite it is situated The Agra fort which has also captured the attention towards these places. Mehran Bagh is one of the wonderful squared garden complexes which is planned in such a way that it becomes partially flooded, particularly during the times of heavy rain. The construction of the complex sets a new standard for Mughal architecture. Mughal garden research also attained new heights with the dawn of this archaeological masterpiece. The tomb of Mumtaz is exactly midway between the entrance of the Taj Mahal complex and the ends of Mehran Bagh. As per ASI survey since the garden is very frequently visited by the botanists and by the nature lovers so the beginning of overhauling and the restorative work of the garden being started.

Ram Bagh

Ram Bagh Ram Bagh is the very first garden built in India by the Mughals and the bagh is very much famous because of its peculiarity. The motive behind the construction of the garden was to amuse the guests of the Emperor and also for relaxing the Emperor and his loyal people. Because of its unique design and attractive layout that portrays Mughal’s love for natural beauty the beautiful garden has gained its popularity and has become a famous spot of tourist attractions.

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