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During the 16th and 17the centuries, Agra used to be the seat of the Imperial Mughal Court prior being shifted to Delhi by Shah Jahan. The capital was later moved back to Agra by the son of Shah Jahan where he imprisoned his father in Agra Fort. Again in 1653 the capital was then moved again to Aurangabad.

The city was founded in 1506 by Sultan Sikandar Lodi. During the years of the Mughal dominance, the city underwent a lot of building with the construction of the Red Fort (or Agra Fort) in 1565 and later on of course the Taj Mahal in 1643. Wonderful Persian gardens were also laid on the banks of the Yamuna river. There was also a city built just on the edge of Agra know as Fatehpur Sikri.

Agra is situated in the state of Uttar Pradesh which has a population of around 175 million, and is the states third biggest city. Part of the city lies on the banks of the Yamuna River. The biggest attraction in Agra is of course the magnificent Taj Mahal, the 7th Wonder of the World and which is a world heritage site along with Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri.

Photos which are taken by myself and all headings are copyright and digitally marked. Please do not use them without permission. Thanks. (c) keeweechic 2001-2008 (copyright)

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  • Fam.Rauca's Profile Photo
    Apr 28, 2009 at 2:01 AM

    Your page is a model of perfect work. The many tips and the beautiful photos are a great help for the tourists, which want to visit India. I was enthusiastic about the wonderful trip to India that I made last year. Best regards from Vienna! Gabriela

  • Pinoy_Traveller's Profile Photo
    Mar 24, 2008 at 12:12 AM

    Hi. like how much is the smallest? Ive been told that once you start haggling, then you have to really buy in the end.... any idea about the price range of these souvenir items?

  • NYTim's Profile Photo
    Mar 26, 2007 at 12:19 PM

    Your pages are making my upcoming trip so much easier. Thanks.

  • skywalkerbeth's Profile Photo
    Nov 20, 2006 at 6:55 AM

    How sad to have SECURITY at the Taj Mahal for Pete's sake. what a world!

  • Sweetberry1's Profile Photo
    Nov 17, 2006 at 7:09 AM

    What a lovely page, and amazing photos of the Taj. Every once in a while you hear about such an incredible love, as the Emporer had for his wife. I will be back.. ;-)

  • BluBluBlu's Profile Photo
    Nov 16, 2006 at 5:51 AM

    Excellent photo's and comments on the Taj! Blu

  • aadil's Profile Photo
    May 22, 2006 at 11:51 AM

    Lovely picture of the Taj!!! Hope to see more soon!!!


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