The city of Agra flourished under the patronage of the emperors Akbar, Jahangir and Shah Jahan and attracted artisans from Persia and central Asia.
Agra is where Emperor Shah Jahan engraved his immortal love for his Empress in marble, the Taj Mahal. Agra is still famous for handicrafts products such as inlay work on marble, carpets, jewellery, zari and embroidery work.
- Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- The historic town of Fatehpur Sikri (with beautiful Fort Palace) is an hour’s drive from Agra.
- The red sandstone Agra Fort made extensively with marble and pietra dura inlay. Notable buildings in the fort include the Pearl Mosque, the Diwan-e-Am and Diwan-e-Khas (halls of public and private audience), Jehangir's Palace, Khaas Mahal, Sheesh Mahal (mirrored palace), and Musamman Burj.
- Tomb of It I'timād-ud-Daulah: often regarded as a draft of the Tāj Mahal. Set in a garden on the east bank of the river Yamuna, the main tomb of white marble, stands on a plinth of red stone.
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- Best time to travelYear round
- LanguagesIndia has over 22 languages spoken across its 28 States and 7 Union Terroteries. However English and Hindi are its official languages. English is spoken and understood across the country.
- Flying to AgraThe major gateways into India are New Delhi in the North, Mumbai ( Bombay) in the West, Bangalore and Chennai in the South and Calcutta in the East.
- CurrencyIndian Rupee
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