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Agra
Photo: Taj Mahal
Photo: Taj Mahal

Agra
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27° 11′ N, 78° 2′ 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.

List of sights
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Red Fort of Agra (19)
Photo: Red Fort of Agra

Red Fort of Agra
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Agra Fort is a historical fort in the city of Agra in India. It was the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal Dynasty until 1638, when the capital …

Map: Red Fort of Agra
Map: Red Fort of Agra
Taj Mahal (299)
Photo: Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal
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The Taj MahalCrown of the Palace”, is an ivory-white marble mausoleum on the southern bank of the river Yamuna in the Indian city of Agra. It was commissioned …

Map: Taj Mahal
Map: Taj Mahal
Tomb of I’timād-ud-Daulah (49)
Photo: Tomb of I’timād-ud-Daulah

Tomb of I’timad-ud-Daulah
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Tomb of I’timād-ud-Daulah (I’timād-ud-Daulah Maqbara) is a Mughal mausoleum in the city of Agra in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Often described as …

Map: Tomb of I’timād-ud-Daulah
Map: Tomb of I’timād-ud-Daulah

Description

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.

Main sights

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

Map

Map: Agra
Map: Agra