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Historical Places in India - Itimad-Ud-Daulah

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Empress Nur Jahan built the tomb of Itamad-Ud-daula on the banks of Yamuna in Agra in memory of her father. It was built in memory of his father Ghiyas-ud-din Beg, who was also a minister in Jahangir's court. Being comparatively smaller than other mausoleums of the Mughal period, it is sometimes referred to as Shrangardan. The gardens here, the Petra Dura mosaic, and several components meet the Taj Mahal. It first used the Pitradura Technique (gems on stone). The tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah is dedicated to Mirza Gias Baig, father of Nur Jahan. Itimad-ud-daula was his title. This mausoleum situated on the banks of river Yamuna was built in 1626_28 AD. This tomb, known as Baby Taj, has many items that were later adopted while building the Taj Mahal. People say that the carvings in many places look more beautiful than the Taj Mahal. Another attraction of this mausoleum is its dome built in Central Asian style. The gardens and paths here enhance its beauty even more. This mausoleum is the

Historical Places in India - Akbar's tomb

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Akbar's tomb is located at Sikandra near Agra, which was constructed between 1605 and 1618. This tomb is the tomb of the great Mughal emperor Akbar. The mausoleum is made of sandstone and white marble and Emperor Akbar took care of this tomb till the time of his death. After Akbar's death, his son Salim completed the construction of this mausoleum. The most important thing about Akbar's tomb is that it faces the rising sun, instead of the mosque of Mecca, unlike other tombs of kings of all the famous Muslim kings of the world. Spread over an area of 119 acres, this mausoleum is surrounded by a beautiful garden which was designed by Akbar himself. This tomb attracts tourists and history lovers immensely. The main structure of the mausoleum is built of sandstone and one part is made of marble. If you want other information about Akbar's tomb, then read this article, here we are going to give complete information about Akbar's tomb. The site for Akbar's tomb was ch

Historical Places in India - Fatehpur Sikri

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Fatehpur Sikri is a city in Agra district of Uttar Pradesh. It is located 40 km west of Agra. The city was founded by Emperor Akbar in 1571 as the capital of the Mughal Empire. It was the capital of Akbar from 1571 to 1585. Fatehpur Sikri has many ancient heritage and there are many forts built by Akbar which still exist in the same state. The city has a history of its own, which is why people come from far and wide to see Mughal carpet forts, dargahs and other sites. Due to the large number of tourists coming to Fatehpur Sikri, people here have got a lot of employment. A village named Sikri already existed here, after which the city was named Fatehpur Sikri. This village was already occupied by someone. Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) excavations from 1999–2000 showed that Akbar had built a colony, temples and commercial centers here before building his capital. Sheikh Salim's khanqah already existed at this place. Akbar's son Jahangir was born in Sikri village in 1569 an

Historical Places in India - Agra Fort

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Agra Fort is a UNESCO-declared World Heritage Site. This fort is located in the city of Agra in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. About 2.5 km north-west of it, the world famous monument Taj Mahal exists. It is the most important fort in India. The Mughal emperors of India, Babur, Humayun, Akbar, Jahangir, Shahjahan and Aurangzeb lived here, and ruled the entire India from here. Here was the state's highest treasury, property and mint. Foreign ambassadors, travelers and high-ranking people used to come here, who created the history of India. It was originally a brick fort, which belonged to the Rajputs of Sikarwar dynasty. Its first description comes in 1080 AD, when Mahmud Ghaznavi's army captured it. Sikandar Lodhi (1487-1517), was the first Sultan of Delhi Sultanate who visited Agra and he got the fort repaired in 1504 AD and lived in this fort. Sikandar Lodi made it the capital in 1506 AD and ruled the country from here. He also died in this fort in 1517. His son Ibrahim L

Historical Places in India -Taj Mahal

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Taj Mahal which means "Taj of the Palace" is a white marble tomb (Marble Mausoleum) on the south bank of river Yamuna in Agra city, India. It was built in 1632 by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favorite wife Mumtaz Mahal (who ruled from 1628 to 1658). It also has the tomb of Shah Jahan. The mausoleum is spread over an area of 17-hectare (42 acres) complex, consisting of a mosque and a guest house, and is set between three side walls (Crenelated wall) in a formal garden. The construction of the Taj Mahal began in the year 1631. It took 22,000 laborers and 1,000 elephants to create this symbol of love. The memorial was built entirely of white marble, brought from all over India and Central Asia. The construction of the Taj Mahal was finally completed in 1653, after an expenditure of about Rs 32 million. The Taj Mahal was built by an incredibly close to 22,000 workers, painters, stone cutters, weaving specialists. It is believed that Emperor Shah Jahan proposed t

Historical Places in India - Murshidabad

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Murshidabad is a historic city in West Bengal, situated on the eastern coast of Bhagirathi. Which emerged as an important center during the Mughal and British periods. The importance of Murshidabad can be ascertained from the fact that it was developed by the Mughals as their capital, just as Bengal remained an administrative center under the British. Many important aspects of the history of India can be found here. This ancient city of Bengal is an ideal option for a historical visit. In this special article, know how special Murshidabad is for you in terms of tourism, know about the magnificent ancient palaces and other buildings here. TOURIST PLACES IN MURSHIDABAD HAZARDUARI PALACE The Hazarduari Palace in Murshidabad is counted among the special palaces not only of Bengal but of India. This thousand-door palace was built during the reign of Nawab Nazim Humayun during the 19th century when he ruled Bengal, Bihar and Orissa. Evidence related to history shows that in front of Nizamat

Beautiful Hill Stations In India - Kemmangundi

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Located in Tarikere taluk in Chikmagalur district of Karnataka, Kemmangundi Hill Station is surrounded by Baba Budan Giri hills.It is situated at an altitude of 1434m above sea level. Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV used to visit here during the summer season and it is also known as Sri Krishnarajendra Hill Station in honor of the king. Surrounded by the Baba Budan Giri Range and replete with silver-colored waterfalls, mountain rivers and lush vegetation, the view of the beautiful ornamented gardens of Kemmanagundi and the amazing mountains and valleys makes the eyes very peaceful. The view of the sunset viewable from Raj Bhavan can be the cause of any photographer's delight. With adventurous material at heart, Kemmangundi offers the opportunity to scale several peaks and explore complex jungle routes. TOURIST PLACES IN KEMMANGUNDI RAJ BHAVAN Raj Bhavan is a guest house located in Kemmannugundi and offers a view of the surrounding hills. The view of the sunset from Raj Bhavan is very pleasi

Beautiful Hill Stations In India - Sakleshpur

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Sakleshpur is a small scenic hill station situated in the Western Ghats which provides refreshment. The city is at an altitude of 949 meters and is easily accessible due to its proximity to the Bangalore-Mysore highway. Sakleshpur, part of Hassan district, is a major producer of coffee and cardamom in India. Sakleshpur was in the hands of the Mysore rulers. Before them, it was ruled by the Hoysala and Chola rulers. The city got its name during the reign of the Hoysala rulers. According to a legend, the Hoysala rulers found a fragmented Shivling on arrival in this small town, and immediately named it Sakleshpur. While according to some locals, the city got its name because it was very rich in agricultural production. A variety of creatures are found in Sakleshpur and trekking is the most popular sport for tourists. Trekking at Bisley Reserve Forest and Kumar Parvat can be beneficial as these places give a glimpse of the entire city. If you do not know how to do efficient tracking, then