Agra, India is the former capital of Hindustan, which is what a portion of India was called during the time of the Mughals.
Agra is the origin of the Din-i Ilah, which was created by the Mughal Emperor Akbar the Great in 1582.
Agra is a beautiful city, with several historical landmarks, the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort is the most famous.
One of the most famous sites in Agra is the marble palace, the Taj Mahal, which means ”Crown of Palaces.” Taj Mahal history shows it was built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan for his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It is considered to be a masterpiece of the world and many tourists on holiday go on a Taj Mahal tour which can be visited all year long. In fact, on certain tours of the palace, night viewings are offered, something visitors won’t want to miss.
The night viewing of the Taj Mahal is open five days a month, on the night of the full moon, as well as two days prior and two days afterward, except for Friday nights and during the month of Ramadan. The Taj Mahal visiting hours for the night tour are from 8:30 pm to 12:30 am, and 50 people at a time are allowed to view it for 30 minutes. If you want to go on the night tour, you must buy your tickets and report to the Shilpagram complex a half hour ahead of the starting time. It is a worthwhile and stunning visit to one of the few true wonders of the world.
Near the Taj Mahal is the Agra Fort, a 16th century Mughal monument made of red sandstone.
It includes the Jahangir Palace, the Khas Mahal, various audience halls like the Diwan-i-Khas, as well as two mosques.
Agra has a semi-arid climate with mild winters and hot summers making it a choice destination for much of the year.
The monsoon season is between June and September.
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