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Taj Mahal
The Taj Mahal, the one and only one of its kind across the world. The monumental labour of love of a great ruler for his beloved queen. The ultimate realisation of Emperor Shahjahan's dream. One of the wonders of the world.

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Agra Fort
Though Agra is more famous world over as the city of Taj,Agra Fort is another dimension to the city thatattracts tourists in hordes.

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Itmad-Ud-Daulah
The city of Agra is full of architectural wonders. On one hand, it has the famous Taj Mahal, and on the other hand, it has the Agra Fort and Itimad-ud-Daulah’s.

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Ram Bagh
Laid out in 1528 by Babur the first of the Mughal emperors this is the earliest Mughal garden.

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Dayal Bagh
In Dayal Bagh, 10 km north of Agra. The white marble samadhi of the Radah Soami religion is currently under construction.

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Jama Masjid
The mosque at Sikri was the first structure to be built in 1571. The exterior is modest but the interior carries the most gorgeous ornamentation in the floral arabesques and ingenious geometrical patterns in brown....

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Fatehpur Sikri
Unfortunately I've not visited Fatehpur Sikri, a ghost city 37 km from Agra, simply because I didn't know it existed.

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Jahangir Mahal
Undoubtedly, the most noteworthy building inside Agra Fort is the Jahangir Mahal (Jahangir's Palace), which was the principal zenana palace (palace for women belonging to the royal household), used mainly by the Rajput wives of Akbar.

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Diwan-I-Am
Diwan-I-Am (Hall of Public audience)was again a building constructed by Shahjahan who replaced an earlier wooden structure.

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Diwan-I-Khas
Diwan-I-khas (Hall of Private audience) is a small hall with double marble columns inlaid with pietra dura decoration.

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Seesh Mahal & Khas Mahal
Both Jahangir (Akbar's son) and Shahjahan (Akbar's grandson) were enamored of the sensuous effect of white marble; in their quest to make buildings of marble.

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Moti Masjid
Further north stands the Moti Masjid (pearl mosque), its three domes in white marble.

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Octagonal Tower
Musamman Burj is the most romantic, ornamental pavilion wherein lived two most beautiful and powerful Mughal queens-Nurjahan and Mumtaz Mahal.

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Akbar Mausoleum
At Sikandra 10 km north of Agra, the tomb of Akbar lies in the centre of the large garden.

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Panch Mahal
Panch Mahal, a five storeyed pavilion, stands on the western line of the courtyard.This is the badgir, the Persian wind tower for ladies of the harem.

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Buland Darwaza
Buland Darwaza, the colossal triumphal arch, was built in 1575 on the southern wall of the courtyard.

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