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38.1km from Taj Mahal
The city founded as the capital of the Mughal Empire in 1571 by Emperor Akbar, serving this role from 1571 to 1585, when Akbar abandoned it due to a campaign in Punjab and was later completely abandoned in 1610. Today, it consists of a cluster of monuments- forts, stables, mosques etc., Buland Darwaza or the "Door of victory", is one of the main attractions here, which was the highest gateway in the world and this whole place is an example of Mughal architecture. It displays sophistication and h
Government Museum, Mathura
50.53km from Taj Mahal
Government Museum, Mathura commonly referred as the Mathura museum is an archaeological museum in Mathura city of Uttar Pradesh state in India. The museum was founded by then collector of the Mathura district, Sir F. S. Growse in 1874. Initially, it was known as Curzon Museum of Archaeology, then Archaeology Museum, Mathura, and finally changed to the Government Museum, Mathura.
Keoladeo National Park
51.37km from Taj Mahal
This is a famous avifauna sanctuary that hosts thousands of birds, especially during the winter season. Over 230 species of birds are known to be resident. It is also a major tourist center with scores of ornithologists arriving here in the hibernal season.
Shri Krishna Janmasthan Temple, Mathura
51.94km from Taj Mahal
The Krishna Janmasthan Temple Complex is a group of Hindu temples in Mallapura, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, India. These temples are built around the place where major Hindu deity Krishna is said to have been born. The place holds religious significance since the 6th century BC
54.43km from Taj Mahal
It was constructed by Bharatpur jat rulers situated in Bharatpur. Maharaja Suraj Mal used all his power and wealth to a good cause and built numerous forts and palaces across his kingdom, one of them being the Lohagarh Fort (Iron fort), which was one of the strongest ever built in Indian history.
55.76km from Taj Mahal
Also known as Sri Sri Krishna Balaram Mandir, ISKCON Vrindavan is a dream fulfilled by Swami Prabhupada (the founder-acharya of ISKCON), who wished to build a temple for the brothers - Krishna and Balaram - in the same holy city where they played together several centuries ago. Located in the Raman Reti area of Vrindavan, ISKCON temple has become the major attraction in the city and is thronged by devotees from nearby Delhi and all over the world.
56.6km from Taj Mahal
It has a reservoir surrounded by a series of temples of different dates. The name comes from a Raja Muchkund, who is believed to have ruled 14 generations before Rama (from the Ramayana glory). King Muchkund was son of legendary king Mandhata. There are also the ruins of an ancient fort (1286) built by Firoz Shah Tughlaq.
Shri Radha Raman Ji Temple, Vrindavan
56.84km from Taj Mahal
Sri Radha Raman Temple, is an early modern period Hindu temple in Vrindavan, India dedicated to Lord Krishna as Radha Ramana. This temple is among the 7 temples of Thakur of Vrindavan including Sri Radhavallabh ji, Shri Govind Dev ji and four others. The temple is exquisitely crafted and one of the most revered temples in Vrindavan, especially by the followers of Gaudiya Vaishnavism. It houses the original shaligram deity of Krishna alongside Radharani.
57.45km from Taj Mahal
Prem Mandir is a massive temple that was shaped by Jagadguru Shri Kripaluji Maharaj in the year 2001. Known as "Temple of God's love", this grand religious place is dedicated to Radha Krishna as well as Sita Ram. Located in Vrindavan, the holy city in the district of Mathura in Uttar Pradesh, the temple is enveloped with piousness and serenity. This newly constructed temple is the most beautiful in the entire Brij area and is crowded with devotees during the time of the Aarti.
Shergarh Fort Dholpur
57.65km from Taj Mahal
named after Sher Shah Suri. now in ruins, is said to be more than 3,000 years old. It is located to the south of the city, next to the Chambal River. As per historical records, this fort was first built by King Maldev in 1532. Sher Shah attacked and captured it. It had, then, been rechristened after Sher Shah Sur who restored the fort in 1540 AD to protect the Afghan kingdom from the onslaughts the Mewar in mid 16th century on the western frontier.
Shri Vrindavan Chandrodaya Temple
58.72km from Taj Mahal
Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir is an under-construction temple at Vrindavan, Mathura, India. As planned, it will be the tallest religious monument in the world. At its potential cost of ₹300 crore (US$43 million), it is likely to be one of the most expensive temples in the world. The temple has been planned by ISKCON Bangalore.
Mansi Ganga , Govardhan
67.34km from Taj Mahal
This most sacred lake is the largest of all kundas and is situated right in the heart of Govardhan town. The waters of Manasi-ganga are said to be non-distinctive from the Ganges itself. In reality, it's miles considered to be even better. One who bathes within the river Ganges is purified of all sins, but person who bathes in Manasi-ganga isn't always handiest purified of sins, but will even acquire prema-bhakti, the very best platform of natural loving devotion to Krishna.
67.75km from Taj Mahal
Govardhan Hill or the Giri Raj is situated at a distance of 22 km from Vrindavan. It has been stated in the Holy Bhagwat Gita that according to Lord Krishna, Govardhan Parvat is not different from him. Therefore, all his worshipers worship the pure rocks of the hill just like they worship his idol. The hill is made up of sandstone and stands 80 ft tall with a circumference of 38 km. Some interesting places one gets to visit the hills including Mansi Ganga, Mukharvind, and Daan Ghati.
68.74km from Taj Mahal
Kakanmaṭh is a ruined 11th century Shiva temple located at Sihoniya in Madhya Pradesh, India. It was built by the Kachchhapaghata ruler Kirttiraja. Only a part of the original temple complex now survives. Some of the sculptures from the site are now located at Gwalior.
75.72km from Taj Mahal
A beautiful and architecturally rich fort which was built by King Badan Singh Bhadouria in 1664-1668. The fort is not in good condition now due to a lack of caring. It was located in a picturesque location and we can study the ancient architecture while seeing this fort.
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Dharmapuri, Forest Colony, Tajganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001, India
One of the best example of Mughal architecture. The ivory-white marble Islamic mausoleum was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan to house the tomb of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal; it also houses the tomb of Shah Jahan himself. The tomb is the centerpiece of a 17-hectare (42-acre) complex, which includes a mosque and a guest house, and is set in formal gardens bounded on three sides by a wall. #tajmahal #wondersoftheworld