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Historical Facts

AGRA

  • Agra Fort was not built by Shah Jahan, it is a brick-structure made by the Rajput Kings.
  • Agra was built in the period of Mahabharata and was earlier named as Agraban.
  • St. John’s College of Agra is one of the oldest colleges of India. It was established in the year 1850.
  • Agra is the home for the wonder of world, Taj Mahal.
  • Taj Mahal in Agra has a mosque and the monument remains closed on Fridays for prayer.
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji, the Maratha ruler was once house-arrested in the Agra Fort.
  • The local language for Agra is not Hindi, it is called Brij Bhasha.
  • Agra has its links with the Hindu Rajput Royalty, primarily to the Chauhan clan.
  • Guru Teg Bahadur offered his arrest to Aurangzeb at Guru Ka Taal which a Gurudwara in Agra.
  • Agra has the oldest Lord Shiva’s temples on all the four corners of the city.
  • Agra was once the capital of India and had a GDP which was 4 times than that of London.
  • The great Indian devotional saint, Surdas was born in Agra.
HISTORICAL FACTS AGRA

DELHI

  • Delhi was made the capital of India in 1911 by the George V.
  • Delhi was originally known as ‘Indraprastha’.
  • The oldest and largest mosque in India is Jama Masjid which is located in Delhi.
  • Delhi holds the tallest minaret made of bricks which is the Qutub Minar.
  • Delhi was earlier bounded by 14 gates and, currently, 4 of them exist.
  • The capital is also called as Lutyens Delhi as the British architects designed it.
  • The establisher of Delhi Sultanate was Qutub-ud-Din Aibak.
  • The Yogamaya Temple in Delhi is said to be one the 5 ancient temples from Mahabharata days of Delhi.
  • Angpal Tomar laid the foundation of seven ancient cities in Delhi, before the 13 th century.

JAIPUR

  • Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan was built by Sawai Jai Singh.
  • The city is famously known as “Pink City” as it was painted with pink colour to welcome the Prince of Wales.
  • The largest Jantar Mantar or astronomical observatory is located in Jaipur.
  • Central Museum is the oldest museum in Jaipur.
  • Hawa Mahal was built specifically to let the ladies have a glance at the everyday life on the street without being seen.
  • The city was planned with the influence of Vastu Shashtra and Shilpa Shashtra.
  • The largest saline lake in India, Sambhar Lake is also situated 60 kilometers from the city.
  • Hawa Mahal has 953 small windows.
  • Jal Mahal which is situated in Jaipur appears to be the floating palace.
  • Gaitore is the site for cremation of rulers of Jaipur and is located on Jaipur Amber road.
HISTORICAL FACTS JAIPUR