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Man poling his boat on the Jamuna River behind the Taj Mahal. Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
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Along with Delhi and Lahore (now part of Pakistan), Agra was one of the three finest cities of the Mughal empire, and as such its architectural splendour is not limited to that of the Taj Mahal, as here you’ll find some of the most beautiful buildings from the 17C. Palaces, mosques and tombs are all part of this mosaic inspired by Allah’s paradise. Sadly, the filthy centre of the city, which has been disfigured by hideous architecture, is besieged by horrendous traffic that has had a disfiguring effect on these architectural marvels.

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Tourist attractions Agra : Things to see and do

  • This magical palace, the tomb of the wife of Sultan Shah Jahan who died in childbirth, is an extraordinary testament to the power of love. Completed in 1644, the monument took twelve years to build, with its fine marble walls, four slender minarets a..

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  • Like many of the forts built during the Mughal period, Agra Fort, surrounded by double walls, housed a mix of private dwellings and religious buildings. Built in 1565 by Akbar, the fort was extended and embellished in 1571 by Shah Jahan, the smitten ..

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  • With its four 13m-high look-out towers, this tomb (1628), built by Empress Nur Jahan for her father Mirza Ghiyas Beg, is reminiscent of the Tomb of Jahangir in Lahore (Pakistan). The exterior is entirely clad in white marble and encrusted with semi-p..

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  • Sun Hotel Agra

    Near Redfort, Behind Police Chowki, Baluganj IND - Agra 282001

    Centrally located in Agra City Centre, Sun Hotel is just 1.5 km from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Taj Mahal. Providing free wired internet in its restaurant, it also has a doctor on-call and 24-hour front desk. Parking on-site is free. Fully ai..

  • Hotel Rajni Guest House Two stars Two stars

    Plot No.- 148 A, Taj Nagari, Phase-II IND - Agra 282001

    Prix Prices from : 2000 INR

    Offering a barbecue and views of the mountains, Hotel Rajni Guest House is situated in the Rakabganj district in Agra, 3.1 km from Taj Mahal. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Some units feature a se..

  • Hotel Anjuman

    D-2/1, Kamla Nagar, Bye Pass Road IND - Agra 282005

    Hotel Anjuman is located in the Rakabganj district in Agra, 2.6 km from Taj Mahal. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free WiFi is offered and free private parking is available on site. Every room at this hotel is air conditioned and features a TV. S..

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