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Top 10 tourist attractions in Agra - The Taj City

A white marble mausoleum. The "crown of palaces". Recognized as "the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage". Built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal.

A UNESCO World Heritage site. Can be described as a walled city. A brick fort known as Badalgarh, held by Raja Badal Singh Hindu Sikarwar Rajput king. The 94-acre (380,000 m2) fort has a semicircular plan, its chord lies parallel to the river; its walls are seventy feet high.

A five-storey palace in Fatehpur Sikri. Also known as "Badgir", which means wind catcher tower. Was a pleasure palace of emperor Akbar. The pool in front of the Panch Mahal is called the Anoop Talao. An extraordinary structure containing 84 columns.

A Mughal mausoleum. Often described as a "jewel box", sometimes called the "Baby Taj", the tomb of I'timad-ud-Daulah is often regarded as a draft of the Taj Mahal. Built between 1622 and 1628. The structure consists of numerous outbuildings and gardens.

A charbagh complex. The garden complex, square in shape, measures about 300 by 300 metres (980 ft × 980 ft) and is perfectly aligned with the Taj Mahal on the opposite bank. During the rainy season, the ground becomes partially flooded.

A funerary monument, rauza, containing the tomb of Allama Afzal Khan Mullah. Was built in 1635. The facade of the monument is also known for one of finest examples of glazed tile work, called kashi or chini in Mughal era buildings.

The oldest Mughal Garden in India, originally built by the Mughal Emperor Babur in 1528. A Persian garden, where pathways and canals divide the garden to represent the Islamic ideal of paradise, an abundant garden through which rivers flow.

An important Mughal architectural masterpiece, built 1605–1613, set in 48 Ha (119 acres) of grounds in Sikandra. The tomb building is a four-tiered pyramid, surmounted by a marble pavilion containing the false tomb. The true tomb is in the basement.

Also known as the Saman Burj or the Shah-burj, is an octagonal tower standing close to the Shah Jahan's private hall Diwan-e-Khas in Agra Fort. Was built by Shah Jahan for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Was built between 1631–40 and offers exotic views of the famous Taj Mahal.

One of the larger mosques in India. Also popularly known as the Jami Masjid or "Friday Mosque". Was built by Mughal emperor, Shahjahan in 1648 and dedicated to his favourite daughter, Jahanara Begum. 

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