tour is one of the most popular travel places amongst tourists. Agra
Tourism has many other tourist places to provide for the tourists
visiting Agra (India). A tour to Agra is lifetime knowledge to remember
forever as the tourist destinations within and around the city go away
the travelers captivated. Whether the red sandstone city Fatehpur
Sikri, the fortified fortifications of the Agra Fort, the temples of
Vrindavan that make you remember the childhood tales of Lord Krishna
or the Akbar's tomb at Sikandra; all these travel
destinations in Agra provide you plentiful opportunities to discover the
monarchs and architecture of Mughal time. There are very few cities in
the world that can equivalent the history and heritage of Agra - the
city of Taj Mahal, situated at a distance of 204 km south of Delhi. Agra
is the single most famous tourist destination of Uttar Pradesh India.
This famous city situated on the west bank of River Yamuna.
Fatehpur Sikri has many splendid monuments
including the Jama Masjid. It is also known as the Jami Masjid.
Jami Masjid is one of the largest mosques in India. It was constructed
in 1571 A.D. during the reign of the Mughal Emperor Akbar. Jami Masjid
is built at a height due its glorious purpose and has a large courtyard
where the faithful can gather to pray. To the right of the Jami mosque
is the Jammat Khana hall and then the Zenana Rauza, or the tomb of the
women of the royal household. The center of the Sufi shrine or 'dargah'
is the fairly small but exquisite tomb of Sheikh Salim Chisti,
much of which was initially crafted in red stone and only later faced in
marble. To the left of the Jami Masque is the Stone-Cutter's Mosque, the
oldest place of worship at Fatehpur Sikri.
main entrance of the masque is through Buland Darwaza, though it
is advisable to enter through the eastern entrance known as the
Badshahi Darwaza, as emperor Akbar used to enter through this
door from his Khwabgah for daily prayers. The musicians playing by the
saint's tomb are called Qawwali Singers. Qawwalis
are devotional songs going back to medieval Sufi cults. They are sung to
produce mystical ecstasy and are especially composed to sing the saint's
praises in front of his tomb. They are always sung by a group.