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Taj Mahal - Agra Agra, the city of Taj Mahal needs no introduction. A dream of every tourist visiting India, Agra is located about 204 km south of Delhi in the Indian State of Uttar Pradesh. Located on the West Bank of the river Yamuna, Agra, the city of tombs and memorials, is also known for its Taj Mahotsav (Taj Festival). The cultural festival that is held every year in the month of February attracts thousands of tourists from all over the worlds to enjoy the traditional Indian music and dances on a single platform.

Founded in the 16th century Agra reflects its rich historical wealth through the numerous historical monuments in and around the city. Founded by Sikandar Lodhi of the Lodhi dynasty in the 16th century Agra has seen two golden centuries under the Mughal dynasty. All the emperors of Mughal has added their contribution to the development but the forth emperor Sahajahan put the city on the world map by creating the wonder of the world Taj Mahal.

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Taj Mahal - Agra Taj Mahal
The wonder of the world Taj Mahal was built by the forth Mughal emperor Sahajahan in the memory of her beloved Begam (wife) Mumtaj Mahal. The gift of Love, Taj Mahal is built in +white marble with the inlay carving of precious and semi precious stones. It is the most beautiful example of the intricate stone inlay carving work. Thousands of precious and semi precious stones like ruby, garnet etc are used to beautify this building.
Itmad-ud-daulah ´s Tomb - AgraItmad-ud-daulah ´s Tomb
Built in memory of Mirza Ghiyas this tomb is also known as the “baby Taj”, it was the first Mughal structure completely built from marble and first to introduce the art of pietra dura in India.
Red Fort - Agra Agra Fort
Built by Emperor Akbar on the West Bank of the river Yamuna, the Agra Fort dominates the center of the city. The crescent-shaped fort has a 20-metre high and 2.4-km long outer wall that contains a maze of buildings that form a small city within a city. The Diwan-i-Aam (hall of public audience), the Diwan-i-Khas (hall of private audience), the octagonal tower known as Musamman Burj, Khas Mahal, Sheesh Mahal (the mirror palace)
and the Anguri Bagh (the Grape Garden) are the other places to see within the fort.
Ajmer Dargah Sikandra
The sandstone and marble tomb of Akbar represents Akbar´s philosophy and secular outlook, by blending Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist, Jain and Christian motifs and styles.
Buland Darwaja - Fatehpur Sikri Fatehpur Sikri
The Mughal Emperor Akbar built the red sandstone city of Fatehpur Sikri in AD 1564. Some of the major attractions of this city are the marble tomb of Sheikh Salim Chisthi, Buland Darwaza, Panch Mahal, Diwan-i-Aam, Diwan-i-Khas, Jodha Bai´s Palace and Birbal Bhavan.
Rambagh Mughal Garden - Agra Rambagh
Ram Bagh, one of the earliest Mughal Gardens, laid out by the fisrt mughal emperor Babar lies 3 kilometers upstream from Itmad-ud-daulah. It is held that Babar was initially buried here before being permanently interred at his homeland in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Dayal Bagh Temple - Agra Dayal Bagh
Dayal Bagh, the headquarters of Radhaswami sect, has a beautiful white marble temple coming up. On a trip to the temple, having been under construction for almost 100 years now, one can witness the pietra dura marble inlay work in process.

General Information

By Air : Agra (12 km) & Delhi (204 km). Charter flights / helicopters can be arranged
By Rail : Agra Cantt (8 km)
By Road : Delhi (204 km), Jaipur (232 km), Bharatpur (56 km), Gwalior (118 km) Ranthambore (294 km)
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