Monuments in Agra

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  • Taj Mahal

    Taj Mahal

    Undoubtedly one of Agra’s most popular attractions, the Taj Mahal is not just famous in India but is a monument renowned across the world. Built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for his deceased wife Mumtaz, it is emblematic of the emperor’s deep love for his wife and the grief he ...

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  • Agra Fort

    Agra Fort

    Spread over a sprawling 94 acres, this massive red sandstone fort lies parallel to the Yamuna River and is situated 2 kilometres northwest of the Taj Mahal. The Agra Fort was originally occupied by Sikarwar Rajputs and was later captured by Lodi rulers of Delhi. In 1526, after the Lodis ...

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  • Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

    Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

    Three kilometres north of Agra Fort on the east bank of the Yamuna sits the ethereal tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah. Also known as Mirza Ghiyas Beg, he was the chief treasurer of his son-in-law Emperor Jahangir’s empire. It was Jahangir who bestowed upon him the title of Itimad-ud-Daula, which means Pillar ...

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  • Mariam’s Tomb

    Mariam’s Tomb

    Located a kilometre north of Sikandra (a suburb of Agra) is Mariam's Tomb, the final resting place of Akbar’s wife and Jahangir’s mother, Marium-uz-Zamani Begum. Mariam’s Tomb, though largely plain, is a large sandstone structure with intricate carvings covering its outer walls. Unlike other Mughal monuments, the tomb has no ...

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  • Khas Mahal

    Khas Mahal

    Flanked by the majestic Yamuna on one side and the Anguri Bagh on the other, Khas Mahal, also known as Aramgah-i-Muqaddar, was a private palace built by Shah Jahan for his daughters Roshnara and Jahanara. Construction of the Khas Mahal began in 1631 and was completed in 1640. The Khas ...

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  • Chini ka Rauza

    Chini ka Rauza

    Chini ka Rauza is the tomb of Afzal Khan, a Persian poet who was also a minister in the court of Shah Jahan. This tomb is a landmark of Indo-Persian architecture and is the first building in India to be adorned with glazed tile work. The Chini ka Rauza is ...

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  • Birbal Bhawan

    Birbal Bhawan

    Either built by Emperor Akbar or Birbal (there is lack of historical evidence regarding who built this structure), Birbal Bhawan is located in Fatehpur Sikri near the Jodha Bai Palace. The Birbal Bhawan is known for its intricate design and double domed architecture, which was designed to keep the building ...

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  • Panch Mahal

    Panch Mahal

    The Panch Mahal is a five storey building in Fatehpur Sikri. Renowned for its exceptional architecture, it is situated close to the harem or zenana quarters, which is fitting since it functioned as a pleasure palace. Built by Akbar, the architecture of Panch Mahal was inspired by that of ...

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  • Anguri Bagh

    Anguri Bagh

    Built by Shah Jahan in 1637, Anguri Bagh is flanked by the Khas Mahal on its east and red sandstone walkways on its other three sides. As the name suggests, Anguri Bagh was known for its rich harvests of grapes and flowers and was also the central area of ...

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  • Jahangir Mahal

    Jahangir Mahal

    One of the most exceptional buildings in the Agra Fort, Jahangir Mahal was essentially a zenana used by the Rajput wives of Akbar. The palace has a gateway that connects to an inner courtyard which sits amidst lavish halls that are decorated with engravings on stone, columns and crosspieces. The ...

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  • Lower Haramsara

    Lower Haramsara

    Situated in Fatehpur Sikri beside the palace of Jodhaa Bai and opposite Birbal’s house is the Lower Haramsara. The original purpose of the Lower Haramsara is a debatable one as some historians believe that it was used as a stable for horses, elephants and camels while others state that the ...

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  • Mariam-uz-Zamani Palace

    Mariam-uz-Zamani Palace

    Located in Fatehpur Sikri, the Marium-uz-Zamani Palace was the home of Akbar’s wife, Mariam. The palace is renowned for its elaborate and indulgent interiors, for which Akbar is believed to have hired the best workers in India to construct. Mariam-uz-Zamani’s palace is surrounded by beautiful gardens and has rich carvings ...

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  • Chhatri of Raja Jaswant Singh

    Chhatri of Raja Jaswant Singh

    The Chhatri of Raja Jaswant Singh, also known as Jaswant ki Chhatri is a cenotaph in the shape of an arched pillared canopy. Built between 1644 and 1658, it is believed to be the only monument built by a Hindu in Agra during the Mughal empire. The Chhatri of Raja ...

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  • Shah Burj

    Shah Burj

    Also known as the Musamman Burj, the Shah Burj is an elaborate octagonal tower located near the Diwan-e-Khas (hall of private audience) in Agra Fort. The Shah Burj was commissioned by Shah Jahan for his cherished wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Before the Shah Burj was built, in its place stood a ...

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