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Landmarks and Historic sites


1 The Taj Mahal
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Taj Mahal, a beautiful symbol of eternal affection is situated in Agra, a city in banks of river Yamuna.  Taj Mahal is the most beautiful monument, built by the Mughal, the...

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2 Musamman Burj
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Musamman Burj, also called as the Octagonal tower was constructed by Emperor Shah Jahan as the palace of his queen Mumtaz Mahal in Agra Fort from 1631-40.In this place, Shah Jahan spent his last days along...

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Taj Mahal
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The Taj Mahal, a masterpiece of the Mughal architecture, is in Agra, India.Built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved wife Mumtaz, the Taj Mahal is a...

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3 Akbar Mausoleum
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Akbar’s Mausoleum is located approx. ten kilometers from Agra in Sikandra. The construction was initiated by Akbar and completed by Jahangir in 1605.Both marble and red sandstone is used...

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4 Birbal Bhavan
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Birbal Bhavan is located in Fatehpur Sikri close to the Jodha Bai Palace. It is believed that this building was built either by or for Birbal, the favorite courtier of Akbar.Although, this Bhavan is small in size,...

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5 Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah
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The Itimad-ud-Daulah tomb is an ideal picture of the Islamic style of architecture and is the first tomb that has been built on a riverbank in India. It is a pure white and intricately carved tomb that has octagonal...

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Agra Fort
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Agra Fort is located 2.5 kilometers to the north-west of the Taj Mahal in Agra. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site. This fort is also called as Red Fort of Agra, Fort Rouge or the Lal Qila. It is the fort...

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6 Jawab
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On both the sides of the Taj Mahal there are buildings of red sandstone. The building towards the west is a mosque and as this faces in the direction of Mecca it is utilized for prayer. The building towards the east is called...

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7 Khas Mahal
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The Khas Mahal is a section of the Red Fort. This monument was constructed completely out of marble by Shah Jahan in 1637. The Khas Mahal means the Private Palace. The characteristics of this monument are...

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8 Panch Mahal
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Panch Mahal is located at Fatehpur Sikri and is at a distance of 45 kilometers from Agra and open throughout the year from 8 am to 7 pm. Panch Mahal is a five-storied structure and a living example of Indo-Islamic...

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India in Motion
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India in Motion is a new multi-sensory tourist attraction, which was recently opened in Agra.India in Motion takes the audience on a magical journey through Indian history, culture and sights. Passing through...

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9 Sikandra
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Sikandra is the final resting destination of the Mughal Emperor, Akbar the Great. This is situated on the Delhi-Agra Highway and is at a distance of ten kilometers from Agra Fort. The tomb built by Akbar...

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Sikandra
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Sikandra is a beautiful mausoleum which was built by the Mughal Emperor, Akbar who reigned from 1556 to 1605. He actually planned his own tomb, selecting the site, which he considered as the most...

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10 Grape Garden (Anguri Bagh)
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Emperor Jehangir, Akbar’s son had an affinity for gardens and flowers and hence he built many gardens in and around Agra. The Grape garden is one such formal garden that stretches in front of the Khas Mahal and...

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11 Lower Haramsara
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The Lower Haramsara is situated in the beautiful and historic city of Agra, India. The original function of the building is debatable as some people believe this structure as a stable for...

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2/26/2014
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