Agra[162 photos]

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Description

Taj Mahal (299)
Taj Mahal (299)
27° 10′ 24″ N, 78° 2′ 32″ E

Agra, a city on the banks of the Yamuna River in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, achieved fame as the capital of the Mughal Emperors from 1526 to 1658. It finds mention in the epic Mahabharata where it was called Agrevana, or “the border of the forest”. It has many splendid Mughal-era buildings, most notably the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri.

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Main Sights

  • Taj Mahal
  • Agra Fort
  • Fatehpur Sikri
  • Tomb of I’timād-ud-Daulah
  • Tomb of Akbar the Great

See also

Aurangabad

India

Humayun’s Tomb (187)
Humayun’s Tomb (187)

India (भारत गणराज्य), officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country with over 1.2 billion people, and the most populous democracy in the world. Bounded by… [Read more]

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