Itmad-ud-Daulah's Tomb, Agra, India
History of Itmad-ud-Daulah's Tomb, Agra, India : This Mughal Mausoleum was built at the command of Noor Jahan (wife of Jahangir) in the memory of her father Mirza Ghiyas Bagh, who was honored with the title of Itmad-ud-Daula (pillar of the state). This is where the mausoleum took its name from.
The walls of the mausoleum are built in white marble and embedded with semi precious stones. The cenotaphs of both the father and mother of Noor Jahan lay side by side in the tomb.
Timings to visit Itmad-ud-Daulah's Tomb, Agra, India: It is opened all days from sunrise to sunset.
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Akbar's Tomb, Agra, India
History of Akbar's Tomb, Agra, India :Akbar Tomb was built in 1605-1613 exclusively for the great Mughal emperor. Covered in 119 acres area the work of the tomb was initiated by Akbar himself in 1600 as per the Tartary tradition. About a kilometer away lays the tomb of Miriam, Akbar's wife in the suburbs of the Akabar Tomb. The southern gate which is very much similar to the Taj Mahal has 4 white marble chhatri and the gate serves as the entrance to the tomb.
There is a wall of 105sq m which surrounds the tomb. There is a fake tomb which is located in the marble pavilion placed inside a 4 tier pyramid building while the true tomb is safely kept in the basement. The building is made up of red sandstones with touches of white marble. The tomb is one of India's greatest assets and is an attractive tourist spot.
Timings to visit Akbar's Tomb, Agra, India : It is opened all days from sunrise to sunset.
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Jama Masjid, Agra, India
History of Jama Masjid, Agra, India :Jama Masjid was built in the 1648s, by Shah Jahan in the memory of her favorite daughter. Jama Masjid stands facing the Agra fort and neglects the Agra Fort Railway Station in India. To build the Agra Fort Railway Station, the octagonal Tripolia Chowk was destroyed. The main entrance is on the eastern side. The prayer chamber is decorated with slender turrets with alternate kiosks. Among the three Masjid’s Jama Masjid is the largest dome, crowning the sanctuary. The portico of the central portal has Persian inscriptions on white marble inland with black stones, in praise of Shah Jahan and Jahanara, his daughter. It took 5,000 workers a period of 6 years to complete the magnificent building and the building is made up of red sandstone and marble. It stands on a high plinth and has 5 arched entrances leading to the courtyard.
Moti Masjid, Agra, India
Moti Masjid is one of the holy places in Agra. Famous as pearl white, Moti Masjid was built by Shah Jahan to make the court members worship. Its artwork and beauty stamps the rich craftsmanship of India. Moti Masjid was built between the years 1648 and 1654 with a total cost of Rs.1, 60,000. It is made of 12 arches facing from the North, East and South. The main entrance is located on the eastern side, and the prayer chamber is decorated with complicated designs adding glory to it. It is unique in its own way, with Hindu style kiosks which decorate the parapet. Consisting of 7 bays, it boasts of its white marble luxury. The Moti Masjid stands on grounds that slope from east to west. The sanctuary is sheltered by 3 bulbous sized domes.