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Fatehpur Sikri

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Built in honour of Sufi saint Salim Chishti in 1571 by Mughal emperor Akbar. It is regarded as Emperor Akbar's crowning architectural legacy. Indeed, its numerous palaces, halls, and masjids satisfy his creative and aesthetic impulses, typical of Mughals. Fatehpur Sikri is a World Heritage Site. Architect or layperson, this city generally captures the imagination and wonder of all who experience its urban spaces and see its buildings. It is here, that the legends of Akbar and his famed courtiers, the more..

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Agra Fort

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The Agra fort is of great historical importance, so don't miss out on it. Whereas it had strict military functions in the early days, it became the palace where great decisions considering the city's future were made and the residence of Shah Jahan. Many courtyards, lady bazar, hall of public hearing, the Moti Masjid mosque and a good view of the Taj Mahal.

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Taj Mahal

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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
photo by: Stuart Taylor

Extraordinary mausoleum built by Shah Jahan for his deceased the wife. Take your time to see the gardens, the minarets, the symmetry of the place and in the end, actually walk the marble steps of the Taj yourself. Take a good look at the laid in precious stones and have some good views of the Yamuna river and the Red Fort. Don't hesitate to visit the Taj more often: you'll remain impressed whether it is in the early morning, in the blistering heat, on a rainy day or on a late afternoon when the sun is about to set.

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Mausoleum of Akhbar the Great

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Not in Agra itself, but some ten kilometres away, this mausoleum offers a good example of the transitional phase in architectural styles. The mausoleum is constructed of both sandstone and marble.

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