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An immense mausoleum of white marble, built in Agra between 1631 and 1648 by order of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favourite wife, the Taj Mahal is the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage.
Not many people visit India and not go to see the Taj Mahal. And if you come as close as Delhi, you must go see the 7th Wonder of the World which attracts almost 8 million visitors every year. Taj Mahal is situated in a town named Agra which is 207 kms away from Delhi. A day trip to Agra would be…
Built by Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, this white marble mausoleum stands as a symbol of eternal love. It is rumored that the mausoleum was built over an ancient Shiva temple.
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“Agra Fort was built in the year 1573 under the reign of Akbar – one of the greatest Mughal Emperors. It took more than 4000 workers and eight years of hardship to complete the fort. Knowing the significance of its location, Akbar built the fort to make it the main residence of the Mughals. It was the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal Dynasty until 1638, when the capital was shifted from Agra to Delhi. ... In 1983, the Agra fort has been inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage site. It is about 2.5 km northwest of its more famous sister monument, the Taj Mahal. ”
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