Agra, a city in the northern part of India, is famous for the iconic Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. While the Taj Mahal is the highlight of Agra, there are also other beautiful gardens and landmarks worth exploring in and around the city. Here's a brief tour that includes some of the prominent gardens in Agra:
The Taj Mahal itself is surrounded by stunning gardens. The Mughal-style gardens are known for their symmetry and use of water channels. The gardens are divided into four quarters by walkways and feature raised pathways and fountains.
Located across the Yamuna River, Mehtab Bagh offers a picturesque view of the Taj Mahal. It's a Mughal garden complex with well-maintained lawns and walking paths. Sunset views of the Taj Mahal from Mehtab Bagh are particularly famous.
One of the oldest Mughal gardens in India, Ram Bagh was built by Emperor Babur. It is laid out in the Persian Charbagh style, with water channels and fountains. The garden is a peaceful retreat and a great place for a leisurely stroll.
Often referred to as the "Baby Taj," Itmad-ud-Daulah's Tomb is a beautiful mausoleum surrounded by well-maintained gardens. The gardens are adorned with pathways and various ornamental plants.
This tomb is the final resting place of Mariam-uz-Zamani, the wife of Emperor Akbar. The complex includes a garden with Mughal architectural elements and is a serene place to visit.
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