Explore the Architecture in Agra, Haridawar and Jaipur

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Delhi to Agra car rental takes you on a holiday to the city. Of Agra, home to the Taj Mahal. Architecture in Agra has been influenced by the Mughal era in India. Intricate carvings, inlaid tiles and beautiful motifs are ornately decorated on the historical monuments and forts.They display a perfect blend of Persian, Indian and Islamic styles. The Taj Mahal is the grand mausoleum has been influenced by Timurid and Mughal buildings that had semi-precious stones inlaid on white marble.

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The Agra Fort was a ‘walled city’ that was secured by several gates built in red sandstone from all sides and a masterpiece of architectural design during Akbar’s time. The Fort is embellished with inlay work in marble with buildings that have designs from Bengal and Gujarat. Akbar’s Tomb is an architectural masterpiece known for its marble minarets. The structures are mainly constructed of red sandstone. The tomb is adorned with a black slate and beautifully decorated inlaid panels. Floral, geometric and calligraphic designs can be seen on the panels. Moti Masjid was built by Shahjahan that has arcades, domes and arches made of white marble.

Haridwar is a holy temple town in Uttar Pradesh. Cabs from Delhi to Haridwar takes travellers to the ancient temples along the river Ganges. The Maya Devi Temple of Haridwar represents Hindu architectural designs comprising of avatars and incarnations of idols of Hindu gods and goddess. The Bharat Mata Temple is a multi-storeyed structure dedicated to all patriots and freedom fighters. The glass work designs on the walls of the Pawan Temple makes it a must see tourist spot. The beautiful interior work of the Doodhadhari Barfani Temple displays exquisite architectural designs. The Jain Temple is famous for its art designs and beautiful sculptures made of yellow stones.

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Jaipur is also known as the ‘Pink City’. Delhi to Jaipur Car rental service takes travellers around to the magnificent forts, palaces and temples. The old city was planned according to Indian Vastu Shastra and astronomical principles. It has three gates facing east, west, and north. Jaipur is a well-planned city using urban architectural concepts. The beauty of architectural marvels in Jaipur is because of the astute planning and meticulous work ethic of its founder and architect, Sawai Jai Singh II. The town is built in the form of an eight-part ‘Mandala’. The city was divided into nine blocks consisting of state buildings, palaces and remaining area for the public.

The City Palace reflects a blend of Rajput, European and Mughal architectural styles. Its walls and gates are ornately decorated with various murals, lattice and mirrors. The Amer Fort is an iconic building that blends Hindu and Mughal architectural forms to create marvels like Sheesh Mahal, and Ganesh Pol. The Jaigarh Fort has walls, watchtowers and bastions built to guard against enemies. The Jal Mahal amidst the Sagar Lake is built in red sandstone similar in style as the Amer Fort. The jharokas of Hawaii Mahal is a landmark building of Jaipur. The largest sundial in the world at Jantar Mantar is a must-see tourist attraction.