This historical city was Established in 1475 by Badal Singh.It is during Akbar's period that Agra became the center of art, culture, commerce and learning. This trend reached its height when Akbar's grandson Shah Jahan became the ruler. In the mid 16th century and earlier 17th century, Agra witnessed a frenzied building activity and it was during this time when the symbol of love- Taj Mahal was constructed.
The buildings made in this era followed contemporary Mughal Style. They reflected their inherent charm and high quality in the kind of building material was used in making them.
The mausoleum of Akbar is situated just four kms from Agra. Commemorated by Akbar, this structure has a perfect blending of Hindu, Christian, Islamic, Buddhist, Jain motifs.
Built by Mughal Emperor Akabr, Fathepur Sikri is just 37 kms from Agra. Built during 1551 and 1585, the city was planned as Akbar's capital. Made predominantly of Red Sandstone, the city affords a wanton yet royal view to the visitor.
Dedicated to Mughal Emperor Akabr's wife, Mariyam, this tomb is made of red Sandstone. Made in 1611 on the Delhi-Agra highway, the carving on the tomb of Mariyam-us-Zamani are worth appreciating.