Top 6 Must See Mughal-Era Monuments of Agra

Agra is major tourist destination in India for list of many Mughal era buildings and historical monuments. The city is part of Golden Triangle tourist circuit and Uttar Pradesh Heritage Arc tourist circuit.

Taj Mahal

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The Taj Mahal is a World Heritage Site and New7Wonders of the World. It was commissioned by Shah Jahan and house the tomb of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal.

Agra Fort

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Agra Fort is a massive red sandstone fort, also known as sister monument of the Taj Mahal. The historical fort has monumental buildings and notable gates such as Amar Singh Gate and Jahangiri mahal.

Fatehpur Sikri

Fatehpur-Sikri

Fatehpur Sikri is a world heritage site and best Mughal architecture in India. The abandoned city is known for important buildings such as Jama Masjid, Buland Darwaza, Tomb of Salim Chishti and Panch Mahal.

Akbar’s Tomb

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Akbar’s Tomb is an important Mughal- era monument in Agra. The tomb of Akbar situated in Sikandra suburb of Agra, built by his son Jahangir.

Tomb of Mariam-uz-Zamani

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Tomb of Mariam-uz-Zamani stands in the centre of a Mughal garden in Agra and contains beautiful work of the Mughals. The mausoleum was built by Jahangir in Sikandra suburb of Agra.

Tomb of I’timad-ud-Daulah

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Tomb of I’timad-ud-Daulah is commissioned for Mirza Ghiyas Beg. The while marble mausoleum is also regarded as a draft of the Taj Mahal.

– Chini Ka Rauza

Chini Ka Rauza monument containing the tomb of Allama Afzal Khan, located near Itmad Ud-Daulah Tomb on the bank of Yamuna river.

Other Places of Interest in Agra

Agra has list of Monumental Mughal legacy as well as other famous buildings and tourist places, listed below.

Mankameshwar Temple
Mehtab Bagh
Ram Bagh Mughal Garden
Agra Jama Mosque
Gurudwara Guru ka Taal
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

Jama Mosque of Agra is one of the largest mosques in India, located opposite the Agra fort. The masjid is also known as Friday Mosque, constructed with red sandstone.