"the Koh-i-Noor of India" Agra by josephescu
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- the town finds mention in the epic Mahabharata when it was called Agrabana Paradise.
- Ptolemy, the famous second century A.D. geographer, marked the town on his map of the world as Agra.
- The beauty of its monuments is due to the vanity of the Mughal emperors, who wanted their capital to outdo other marvels of their time, such as Samarkand, Fergana, Herat or the gardens of Kabul
- the founder of the Mughal empire was offered the Koh-i-Noor diamond at the gates of Agra
it goes without saying......Mumtaz Mahal still lives and ventures around the Taj.....just look around and you'll see.... more travel advice
The Taj Mahal is generally considered the finest example of Mughal architecture, a style which combines elements of... more travel advice
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