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Agra
आगरा
آ گرہ
Agra
Location of Agra
in Uttar Pradesh and India
Coordinates 27°11′N 78°01′E / 27.18°N 78.02°E / 27.18; 78.02
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
District(s) Agra
Population
Density
1650000 (2008)
8,758 /km2 (22,683 /sq mi)
Time zone IST (UTC+05:30)
Area
Elevation
188.40 km2 (73 sq mi)
171 m (561 ft)
Website agra.nic.in
.Agra (English pronunciation: /ˈɑːɡrə/; Hindi: आगरा, Urdu: آ گرہ) is a city on the banks of the Yamuna River in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India.^ Northern tip of Madhya Pradesh and close to Agra ( Uttar Pradesh ).
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^ Agra is an ancient and historical city located in the state of Uttar Pradesh.
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^ Varanasi is the religious city of Uttar Pradesh State.
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.It finds mention in the epic Mahābhārata where it was called Agrevaṇa (अग्रेवण), or 'the border of the forest'.[1] Legend ascribes the founding of the city to Rājā Badal Singh (around 1475), whose fort, Badalgarh, stood on or near the site of the present Fort.^ If I write a post on Tajmahal, you will not find any mention of the Agra Fort even though, you might argue, that it is only three Kms from Taj.
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^ A volume of legendary matter could be filled relative to these structures, which are called pyramids of Gizeh, after the crumbled city which once stood so near to them.
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^ Jaipur city was founded by Maharaja Jai Singh in 1727.

.However, the 11th century Persian poet Mas'ūd Sa'd Salmān writes of a desperate assault on the fortress of Agra, then held by the Shāhī King Jayapala, by Sultan Mahmud of Ghazni.^ Many Turks ; intermarried with Mongols and Persians and, by the 11th and 12th centuries, most of ; the Turkic peoples had converted to Islam.
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^ Before the time of Akbar, Agra had been a residence of the Lodhi kings, whose city, however, lay on the left or eastern bank of the Jumna.
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^ Although Berar had been formally ceded to Akbar, its principal fortresses had not been surrendered, and Gawilgad and Narnala were still held by officers of the king of Ahmadnagar.
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[2] .Sultan Sikandar Lodī was the first to move his capital from Delhi to Agra in the year 1506; he died in 1517 and his son Ibrāhīm Lodī remained in power there for nine more years, finally being defeated at the Battle of Panipat in 1526.[3] It achieved fame as the capital of the Mughal emperors from 1526 to 1658 and remains a major tourist destination because of its many splendid Mughal-era buildings, most notably the Tāj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpūr Sikrī, all three of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.^ Agra Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage site located in Agra , India .

^ All three of them feature in the list ; of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
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^ The capital then moved to Agra.

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.Agra, located on the banks of river Yamuna,in the state of Uttar pradesh, India, has a continental climate, with long, hot summers from March to September when temperatures can reach as high as 48.5 °C (119.3 °F).^ Nestled on the banks of the Yamuna River in Uttar Pradesh, Agra is one of the ; most sought after destinations for tourists from all over the world in India .
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^ Nestled on the banks of the Yamuna River in Uttar Pradesh, Agra is one of the most sought after destinations for tourists from all over the world in India .
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^ This place is located on the banks of the river Arunavati.
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.During summers dry winds (loo) blow in this region.^ Though the hot weather lasts from April to November, yet the dry west winds are not so trying here as in the upper country; and during the rains a cool breeze generally blows from the Ganges or the Jumna.
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.The monsoon months from July to September see about 69 cm (27 in) of rainfall annually.^ We'll see in about a month of so.
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^ July 29, 2006 6:27 AM hello Sir/Madam, I have learn about ur company (Dell).
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^ I don't know what to do and have finally scheduled an appointment to see a doctor about this later this month.
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.Winters last from November to February, with day time temperatures comfortably warm, but temperatures below freezing are not uncommon during the night.^ And it was just freezing during winter.
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^ It was schedlued in the "free time" on the last day.
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^ The winter months (November - March) are pleasant ; throughout India with bright sunny days.

.Agra is also prone to dense fog during the winter months of December & January.^ The Indus is at a minimum during the winter months and rises steadily during the spring and early summer, reaching a maximum in midsummer and then subsiding.
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^ Output Achievement to Date ; The Agra Voucher Scheme started recording use in March 2007; records by month and type of benefit ; were available through December 2007 for this review.
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^ Annual or weekly fairs are held during the winter months along all the frontiers of the Province, and have now created a mutually profitable intercourse with the hill tribes.
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.A major tourist destination, Agra is best visited in the months of October, November, February and March, when the average temperatures are between 16 and 25 °C (61 and 77 °F).^ The best season to visit is ; October to May.

^ Today it is a major tourist destination.

^ Wana between March 16 and Dec.

.The monsoon season should be avoided by non-Indians due to the risk of disease and flooding, and the months of April to June due to the extreme heat.^ The year is divided into — the rainy season, from June till October ; the cool season, from October till April ; and the hot season, from April till June.
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^ The hot season lasts from June to September ; the autumn, winter, and spring months from October to May.
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^ Although many Indians still live on the streets, most of the people in the pictures that literally live on the street are displaced from Bangladesh due to recent flooding.
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.The months of December and January are to be avoided due to the dense fog and often freezing temperatures, especially since much of the city has no heating system.^ Since much of what there is to see Agra Fort is outdoors, October through March are the best months to visit Agra when the weather is cooler.
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^ There was no refrigeration, natural ice and snow not being consistently reliable, food, especially fish, often went bad.

^ Even in Calcutta, a large and popu- lous city, one is not exempt from their bowlings, but 198 DUE WEST. in Benares they are a recognized institution, and are molested by no one.
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Demographics

.As of the 2001 Indian census,[4] Agra had a population of 1,326,000. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%.^ Total educated males, 14-02 percent, of the male population; females, 0-58 per cent, of the female population of the District.
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^ Home to a mainly young population, ; Dominican Republic has a high female to male ratio.
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^ In 1872, at the first regular Census, the District population was, exclu- sive of Maulmain town, which is now constituted a separate District, 193,468.
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.Agra has an average literacy rate of 81%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 86% males literate.^ Literacy and education rate among the Mandis are high compared to the national average.
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^ Because average measures of the proximate determinants for fertility and health outcomes for ; the Agra population are better than those for UP and India, it is reasonable to assume that average ; measures of fertility and health outcomes in Agra are likely better than for UP and India.
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^ Prior to 2001, the suicide rate in the US military was lower than that for the general US population; now, it is nearly double the national average.

.11% of the population is under 6 years of age.^ In Mexico, 40% of the population is under 15 years old.; Half are sexually active, and 1/3 use birth control.

^ Estimated total agricultural population, 1,257,652, of whom 392,651 are males above 15 years of age.
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^ Classified according to age, there were, under 15 years— boys, 212,478; girls, 174,151: total children, 386,629, or 36*21 per cent, of the population.
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.Hindi is spoken by virtually everyone; English and Urdu are also spoken.^ Additional Information Languages: Urdu - Mother tongue English - Fluent written and spoken .

^ There is one printing-press in the city, from which the Rajputana Official Gazette issues in English, Hindi, and Urdu.
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^ LANGUAGES KNOWN: English Hindi & Urdu.
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History

.It is generally accepted that Sultan Sikandar Lodī, the Ruler of the Delhi Sultanate founded Agra in the year 1504. After the Sultan's death the city passed on to his son Sultan Ibrāhīm Lodī.^ In later years, Shah Jahan's son dethroned him and imprisoned; him at the Agra Fort.

^ The Moguls established one of the most powerful and opulent empires in India ; that they ruled from the cities of Delhi, Agra and Lahore.
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^ But after the fall of Delhi in September, the rebels from that city, joined by the bands from Central India, advanced towards Agra on the 6th of October.
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He ruled his Sultanate from Agra until he fell fighting to Bābar in the First battle of Panipat fought in 1526.
.In the year 1556, the great Hindu warrior Hemu Vikramaditya, also known as Samrat Hem Chander Vikramaditya, won Agra as the Prime Minister cum Chief of Army of Adil Shah of the Afghan Sūrī Dynasty.^ Mualana Abdul Kalam Azad was education minister for 17 years and he created anti-hindu psyche in the country by creating anti-hindu but glorifying Mughals in India.
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^ The Jaypur army repulsed at Kota by the genius of Zalim Singh, Chatrsal's prime minister.
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^ "It is great joy for all of us that the Italian prime minister has come here.

.The commander of Humāyūn / Akbar's forces in Agra, Tardi Beg Khan, was so scared of Hemu that he retreated from the city without a fight.^ Bairam Khan executed Tardi Beg while Akbar was hunting.
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^ Emperor Akbar rose to power in 1556 and chose Agra as his capital city and moved from Lahore.
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^ After his death in 1779, Muhammad Beg was governor 70 AGRA. of Agra; and in 17S4 he was besieged by the forces of the Emperor Shah Alam and Madhuji Sindhia, the Maratha prince.
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.This was Hemu's 21st continuous win since 1554, and he later went on to conquer Delhi, having his coronation at Purānā Qil'a in Delhi on 7 October 1556 and re-established the Hindu Kingdom and the Vikramaditya Dynasty in North India.^ We’re joined from the Indian capital of New Delhi by the Booker Prize-winning novelist, political essayist and global justice activist Arundhati Roy.

^ They penetrated to its farthest north - eastern corner under the Hindu dynasties which preceded the Aham invasion, and they are repeatedly men- tioned in the accounts of the rising Aham kingdom.
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^ Since that time the dynasty has always continued to be Muhammadan.
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The golden age of the city began with the Mughals. .It was known then as Akbarabād and remained the capital of the Mughal Empire under the Emperors Akbar, Jahāngīr and Shāh Jahān.^ Fatehpur Sikri was built by mughal emperor Akbar as his capital.
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^ Emperor Akbar rose to power in 1556 and chose Agra as his capital city and moved from Lahore.
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^ Of these, the Delhi Gate, Akbari Gate and Bengali Mahal, are representative of buildings built during the reign of Emperor Akbar while the majority of the remaining buildings are credited to Emperor Shah Jahan.
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Shāh Jahān later shifted his capital to Shāhjahānabād in the year 1649.
.Since Akbarabād was one of the most important cities in India under the Mughals, it witnessed a lot of building activity.^ It is one of the most beautiful buildings in the world.
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^ Agra Fort is one of the most important forts in India - and certainly the most important under the Mughal empire.
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^ It is one of the most beautiful cities in Rajasthan and India.
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.Babar, the founder of the Mughal dynasty, laid out the first formal Persian garden on the banks of river Yamuna.^ Situated on the west bank of the Yamuna River in Agra, the imposing red sandstone complex, surrounded by a deep moat once filled with water from the Yamuna itself, includes courtly buildings, palaces, mosques, and gardens.
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^ Trees have now been planted in their vicinity, and gardens laid out, making the only green spot in the Settlement.
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^ Nestled on the banks of the Yamuna River in Uttar Pradesh, Agra is one of the ; most sought after destinations for tourists from all over the world in India .
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The garden is called the Arām Bāgh or the Garden of Relaxation. .His grandson Akbar raised the towering ramparts of the Great Red Fort, besides making Agra a center for learning, arts, commerce and religion.^ A ; brilliant red sandstone fort built by the Mughal Emperor Shah ; Jahan (who also built Agra's Taj Mahal) as his ruling palace.
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^ We went all over the palace in the fort, a very; magnificent building constructed by Shāh Jahān within; fortifications raised by his grandfather Akbar.
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^ Additions were made until the time of his grandson Emperor Shah Jahan who helped transformed Agra Fort into a luxurios palace for the Mughals.
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.Akbar also built a new city on the outskirts of Akbarabād called Fatehpūr Sikrī.^ He ruled from the Agra fortress built by Akbar until his new imperial capital at Delhi called Shahjahanabad was completed in 1648.
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^ It is a magnificent planned city built of ; rose-pink coloured stones that is why it is also called as "Pink City".

^ There are some tolerable houses; unoccupied and in ruins; and there are a few neat temples built as; tombs, or cenotaphs, in or around the city, if city it can be; called.
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.This city was built in the form of a Mughal military camp in stone.^ It is a magnificent planned city built of ; rose-pink coloured stones that is why it is also called as "Pink City".

^ It is a magnificent planned ; city built of rose-pink colored stones that is why it is ; also known as "Pink City".

^ After brunch continue to Fatehpur Sikri, the deserted red sandstone city built by the Mughal Emperor Akbarin in the late 16th century.
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.His son Jahāngīr had a love of gardens and flora and fauna and laid many gardens inside the Red Fort or Lāl Qil'a.^ I would have loved to have counted how many people were inside and hanging on the outside of little tuk-tuks.
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^ Exquisite ; monuments were built, such as the magnificent Taj Mahal and Red Fort in Agra, the ; Red Fort in Delhi, and the Shalimar Gardens of Kashmir and Badi Shah Mosque of ; Lahore.
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^ Ustad Ahmad Lahauri had laid the foundations of the Red Fort at Delhi.
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.Shāh Jahān, known for his keen interest in architecture, gave Akbarabād its most prized monument, the Tāj Mahal.^ The whole deserted temple con- stitutes the most important monument of Arabian architecture in Cairo.
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^ The Taj Mahal, generally allowed to be the most exquisite piece of Muhammadan architecture in the world, commemorates his wife, Mumtaz-i-Mahal.
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^ Konark : The magnificent Sun Temple at Konark is the culmination of Orissan temple architecture, and one of the most stunning monuments of religious architecture in the world.
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Built in loving memory of his wife Mumtāz Mahal, the mausoleum was completed in 1653.
.Shāh Jahān later shifted the capital to Delhi during his reign, but his son Aurangzeb moved the capital back to Akbarabād, usurping his father and imprisoning him in the Fort there.^ In later years, Shah Jahan's son dethroned him and imprisoned; him at the Agra Fort.

^ During that negotiation Shāh Jahān was at; Agra.
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^ Of these, the Delhi Gate, Akbari Gate and Bengali Mahal, are representative of buildings built during the reign of Emperor Akbar while the majority of the remaining buildings are credited to Emperor Shah Jahan.
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Akbarabād remained the capital of India during the rule of Aurangzeb until he shifted it to Aurangabad in the Deccan in 1653. After the decline of the Mughal Empire, the city came under the influence of Marathas and Jats and was called Agra, before falling into the hands of the British Raj in 1803.
Agra, Main Street, c.1858
.In 1835 when the Presidency of Agra was established by the British, the city became the seat of government, and just two year later it was the witness to the Agra famine of 1837–38.^ Four years later this new arrangement was abandoned, the head-quarters of the District being removed to Aurangabad, of which District Ambad became a taluk.
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^ In later years, Shah Jahan's son dethroned him and imprisoned; him at the Agra Fort.

^ He was a promising-looking; lad who had succeeded to his estate only two years before; but; he soon fell into the hands of low intriguers, who plundered his; dominions and so oppressed his people that the British Government; had to take over the management of his State.
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.During the Indian rebellion of 1857 British rule across India was threatened, news of the rebellion had reached Agra on 11 May and on 30 May two companies of native infantry, the 44th and 67th regiments, rebelled and marched to Delhi.^ May 1 : Natives of India admitted to the magistracy.
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^ New Delhi or simply Delhi is the capital of India .

^ March 1940, New Delhi.
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.The next morning native Indian troops in Agra were forced to disarm, on 15 June Gwalior (which lies south of Agra) rebelled.^ The native regiments at Agra are disarmed.
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^ It lies within the limits of the South Suburban Municipality, and is a cantonment of native troops.
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^ Soon after North Korean troops invaded South Korea in June of 1950, ; American-led United Nations forces came to the aid of South Korea.
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.By 3 July the British were forced to withdraw into the fort.^ A British force sent into Asam, and an ultimatum issued.
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^ The Marathas then had their turn until, in 1803, the British East India Company captured Agra Fort from the Marathas and turned it into a garrison.
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^ July 4 : Rohilkhand rebels attack the British force at Dehli, but are repulsed.
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.Two days later a small British force at Sucheta were defeated and forced to withdraw, this lead to a mob sacking the city.^ Within four days of arrival he had set up a Select Committee; and, when he left less than two years later, he had effected another revolution.
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^ Day 3 Bangalore to Mysore ; Morning drive to Srirangapatnam and visit the ; summer palace and museum of Tipu Sultan who ; was defeated by the British in 1799.

^ Hailing from Salonika, the birthplace of Donmehs, he was one of the commanders who defeated the British and the French forces during the Gallipoli campaign in 1915.

.However, the rebels moved onto Delhi which allowed the British to restore order by 8 July.^ At the end of 19th century British viceroy Lord Curzon ordered a massive restoration project, completed in 1908.
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^ July 4 : Rohilkhand rebels attack the British force at Dehli, but are repulsed.
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^ However, it was the politics of the British Raj that created the wedge by allowing Urdu and Sindhi to become state languages and dumping Punjabi due to political reasons.

.Delhi fell to the British in September, the following month rebels who had fled Delhi along with rebels from Central India marched on Agra - but were defeated.^ Nizam defeated by Baji Rao I, who then marched on Delhi.
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^ Since much of what there is to see Agra Fort is outdoors, October through March are the best months to visit Agra when the weather is cooler.
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^ Since much of what there is to see in Taj Mahal is outdoors, October through March are the best months to visit Agra when the weather is cooler.
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After this British rule was again secured over the city until the independence of India in 1947.[5]
.Agra is the birth place of the religion known as Dīn-i Ilāhī, which flourished during the reign of Akbar and also of the Radhaswami Faith, which has around two million followers worldwide.^ Agra was never 'an unpeopled waste' during Akbar's reign.
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^ Of these, the Delhi Gate, Akbari Gate and Bengali Mahal, are representative of buildings built during the reign of Emperor Akbar while the majority of the remaining buildings are credited to Emperor Shah Jahan.
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^ The Mutiny at Gwalior took place on the 15th of June, and it became apparent imme- diately that the Gwalior contingent at Agra would follow the example of their countrymen.
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.Tāj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpūr Sikrī, all three of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.^ All three of them feature in the list ; of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
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^ Site plan of Agra Fort.

^ UNESCO included it in their list of world heritage sites in 2004.
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Transportation

Air

Agra Airport is about 12.5 Km from city center

Rail

.Agra is on the main train line between Delhi (Station Code: NDLS) and Mumbai (Bombay) (Station Code: CSTM) and between Delhi and Chennai (Station Code: MAS) and many trains like Bhopal Shatabdi, Bhopal Express, Malwa Express, Gondwana Express, Jabalpur - Jammutawi Express, Shreedham Express etc.^ Day 3 Delhi to Agra ; Morning train to Agra.

^ Delhi has three main railway stations.

^ Agra train station was like a city within a city.

connect .Agra with all major Indian cities like New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Pune, Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Ujjain, Jaipur, Lucknow etc.^ Simla Accord --> Khalistani terror support Cricket Diplomacy --> Kashmiri terror support Lahore Declaration --> Kargil, Red Fort Attack Agra Summit --> Parliament attacks, Kaluchak Massacre, Delhi Diwali blasts, Mumbai train attacks (7/11) Joint Terror Mechanism --> Jaipur attack, Hyderabad attack, Bangalore attack, Ahmedabad attack, Mumbai (26/11) .
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^ All other things like terrorists & Islamists are just politicized slogans nothing more.; Indians wakeup to the reality.; This is politics buddy.
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^ He ruled from the Agra fortress built by Akbar until his new imperial capital at Delhi called Shahjahanabad was completed in 1648.
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every day. .Some east-bound trains from Delhi also travel via Agra, so direct connections to points in Eastern India (including Kolkata) (Calcutta) are also available.^ Day 3 Delhi to Agra ; Morning train to Agra.

^ This is a good page for gay travellers in India/Delhi.

^ The fort of Alīgarh is fifty-five miles; north of Agra, and eighty-four miles south-east of Delhi.
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.There are close to 20 trains to New Delhi and Gwalior Junction every day, and at least three or four to Bhopal, Indore, Nagpur, Mumbai and Chennai.^ Day 3 Delhi to Agra ; Morning train to Agra.

^ Among these four prisoners who were brought into his presence there was one who had entered a house and slain a mother and her three infants.
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^ All this might have been palatable if done in one day, but we spent two full days in Jaipur when at least one of those days would have been better spent in Delhi.
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There are three main railway stations in Agra:
.
  • Agra Cantt (Station Code: AGC) is the main railway station and lies southwest of the Taj and Agra Fort, both of which are a short ride from the station by car, auto-rickshaw, or cycle rickshaw.^ Delhi has three main railway stations.

    ^ A ; brilliant red sandstone fort built by the Mughal Emperor Shah ; Jahan (who also built Agra's Taj Mahal) as his ruling palace.
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    ^ Agra, Feb 23 (IANS) Decorated horse driven carriages, colourful cycle rickshaws, camel carts, battery-operated cars and electric buses - visitors to the Taj Mahal can now take their pick and enjoy a 500-metre lazy ride right from the parking lot till the entrance to the famed monument to love.

    .There's a prepaid taxi stand right outside that charges a flat Rs.120 to any hotel in the city.^ Woodville Palace Hotel was some distance from the railway station and our taxi ride provided some excellent night views of the city.
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    ^ We open at 10 every morning, and he’s always there, standing outside, just waiting.
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    ^ At the prepaid taxi booth ask for " ASHOKA ROAD" (Near Gurudwara Bangla Sahib") and pay about ; Rs.
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    .The station has a pretty good Comesum food court that also sells cheap, hygienic takeaway snacks (sandwiches, samosas, etc).
  • Agra Fort Railway Station (Station Code: AF) near Agra Fort, is infrequently serviced by the interstate express trains, it is one of the oldest railway station in the country.^ Board the train at Sawantwadi ; Railway Station.

    ^ Salt is sold at all depots and railway stations at one uniform price of Rs.
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    ^ The oldest country in Europe; is a microstate, located near Florence, Italy.

    .The station serves trains to the east (Kanpur, Gorakhpur, Kolkata, Guwahati) and central india Ratlam, Nagda, Kota (Haldighati Express).^ Gordon had served in Central India; during the Mutiny, and Massy by his pluck as a subaltern of Infantry; in the Crimea had gained for himself the sobriquet of 'Redan' Massy.
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    ^ It is also a station on the Bombay, Baroda, and Central India Railway, 6 miles south of Broach, and 3 miles from the left bank of the Nar- bada.
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    ^ This caused a great deal of excitement in the community and they decided that the least they could do was to be present at the station and serve the prisoners a quick meal on the train.

    .Some of these trains also stop at Agra Cantt.
  • Raja Ki Mandi (Station Code: RKM) is a small station.^ The train no longer stopped at the station.
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    ^ On the morning of the 15th we commenced our march towards; Mainpuri, a small station seventy miles from Agra, which we reached; on the 18th.
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    ^ Some (we didn't use these) are just a small room with a drain at the end and water to flush with.
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    .Some of the trains which stop at Agra Cantt also stop here.^ Here in the middle of rural India, I had actually stopped one of my beloved trains.
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    ^ Hassan Abdal , the home of Punja Sahib , fell on the train route and ordinary trains routinely stopped here.

    ^ Three more weeks of travel loomed before us with some train stops of only two minutes yet to be encountered.
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    .It is a very laid back station and springs into life at the arrival of Intercity Express, Mahakoshal Express, Indore - Amritsar Express and Taj Express.^ It was a very laid back place.
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    ^ As the train pulled into the station, I had trouble finding my carriage - the platform signs didn't match and Indian trains are very long.

    ^ Nepal is a great country ; to make friends due to the open friendliness of the people ; and the laid back way of life.

    Other stations are Idgah, Billochpura, City Bridge.
.The luxury trains - the Palace on Wheels, and the Royal Rajasthan On Wheels also stop at Agra on their eight day round trip of tourist destinations in Rajasthan and Agra.^ Day 3 Delhi to Agra ; Morning train to Agra.

^ During our trip to India it got to where I considered it to be a red letter day if I got or experienced three things: gharam chai, a train ride, and seeing monkey-monkey.
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^ Destinations : Agra - Gwalior - Orcha - Khajuraho - Varanasi - Delhi ; ; Day 1 Delhi; ; Arriving Delhi, you will clear customs and immigration.
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.The Buddhist Special Train also visits Agra.^ Later, drive to Jhansi to board the train to Agra, en route visiting Orchha, a medieval city.
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^ As we took our shoes off to enter the tomb site, we were surrounded with school children who had taken an overnight train from Lucknow to visit various sites in Agra.
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.There is urgent need of Metro Train in Agra that connect all historical monuments (Taj Mahal, Red Fort, Sikandara [Tomb of Akbar], I'timād-ud-Daulah's Tomb and Radha Swami Temple).^ Afternoon city tour includes ; Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort.

^ Was the Taj Mahal originally a temple or a palace?

^ There had been many historical sites and monuments in ...

.It will give thrust to tourism as well as provide efficient and rapid public transport.^ A similar census for the Tourism Service providers (Travel ; Agents/ Tour Operators/ HORECA's) may provide the State as well as the ; Centre with a tool highlighting the total tourism infrastructure in the State.
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Road

.Idgah Bus Stand and Inter State Bus Terminal (ISBT) are the major Bus Stands in Agra and is connected to most of the bigger cities in North India.^ Union minister of state for urban development Ajay Maken also looked at the the ICTSL City Bus Project.
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^ The city occupies two sides of one of the most beautiful lakes of India, formed by a wall which unites two sandstone hills on the north side.
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^ Most of the major cities don’t show evidence of warfare, though some smaller settlements appear to have been abandoned.

.
  • From Delhi: NH2, a modern divided highway, connects the 200 km distance from Delhi to Agra.^ The district authorities have failed to shift the Uttar Pradesh roadways bus stand from the Fort area to the new terminus on the Delhi-Agra highway.

    ^ Navigable branches connect the canal with Muttra and Agra, the latter of which has a lock into the Jumna, so that, as the main line is itself navigable, boats can pass by it from Delhi into the Jumna again at Agra city.
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    ^ Ananda is 260 kms by road from Delhi (5 hours ; drive) and 42 kms from Haridwar, the nearest ; railway station with good train connection to ; Delhi (4 hours).

    .The drive is about 4 hours.^ Though I drive about an hour to work.
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    ^ After an hour’s stay at my cousin’s, we together drove in a jeep to Chak # 479 GB, my cousin’s native village from where Kanjwani is about 6 minutes drive.

    ^ Tirupati is 130 kms from Chennai, ; about 3 hours drive.

    .The primary access to the highway is along Mathura Road in Delhi but, if coming from South Delhi or Delhi Airport, it is easier to take Aurobindo Marg (Mehrauli Road) and then work up to NH2 via Tughlakabad.
  • From Jaipur: National Highway 11, a two lane undivided highway, connects Agra with Jaipur via the bird sanctuary town of Bharatpur.^ Day 18 Jaipur to Bharatpur ; After breakfast leave for Bharatpur bird sanctuary.

    ^ Lunch at the ; Bharatpur bird sanctuary.

    ^ Mathura-Delhi road .
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    .The distance of around 255 km can be covered in around 4–5 hours.
  • From Gwalior A distance of around 120 km, takes around 1.5 hours on the National highway 3, also known as the Agra - Mumbai Highway.
  • From Lucknow / Kanpur NH2, the divided modern highway, continues on to Kanpur (285 km, 5 hours) and from there to points East ending in Kolkata.^ The trucks have to travel only 140 or 180 kilometers to reach Sui and a little more to reach Kohlu, a distance that can be covered in a few hours only.

    ^ Afternoon ; excursion to sand dunes located at a distance of 42 kms from Jaisalmer, ; which is the closest point to witness the total sandy desert.

    ^ Converted to dollar bills and laid end-to-end, $30 billion would reach 2.9 million miles or 120 times around the Earth.

    From Kanpur, NH25 heads for the city of Lucknow (90 km, 2 hours).
Agra has a major Road named as Mahatma Gandhi(MG) Road at the ceneral part

Taxi

.Tourist can hire a taxi for local sight seeing or agra visit from local taxi stand.^ Since much of what there is to see Agra Fort is outdoors, October through March are the best months to visit Agra when the weather is cooler.
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^ Since much of what there is to see in Taj Mahal is outdoors, October through March are the best months to visit Agra when the weather is cooler.
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^ Virtual Tourist is useful for seeing other traveller recommendations for local places to visit, especially nightlife.

Local Transport

.Recently, under JNNURM (Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission) in order to revamp city's urban infrastructure Tata-Marcopolo's city buses are being run by Agra Municipal Corporation covering whole city in an efficient way.^ Under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission, Rs 1,000 crore is to be spent on the building of three two-way tunnels in Shimla.
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^ The ministry of urban development last month approved the proposal to construct concrete houses for slum dwellers in state capitals and the big cities with population of more than 10 lakh under the Jawaharlal Nehru national urban renewal mission.
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^ Rajkot gets nod for Rs 763 cr revamp (http://business-standard.com/economy/storypage.php?tab=r&autono=97630&subLeft=1&leftnm=3) ; ; Of the 68 cities being considered by the Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JnNURM) scheme, Rajkot is the only city in the western region to have been selected for development.
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.Other para-transit modes includes auto-rickshaws and rickshaw.^ It was a bunch of auto-rickshaw drivers fighting each other - over me!

.While passengers need to negotiate rates for the rickshaws and they are usually expensive, there is a system of (what is called) 'Tempo' which are autorickshaws that run on specific routes called out by drivers.^ They need to get that thing out of there.” .

^ Just look out for the PCO (local calls) STD (inter-state calls) and ISD (international calls) signs - usually around Internet Cafes which are easily found due to the fact that there are so many of them.

^ Go out there and meet Muslims, chat to them, see if they are these mindless thugs you believe they are.
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.Tempos take around 6 people simultaneously and work out to be most economical and practical.^ Taylor, a; thoroughly practical Engineer, who not only knew how to work himself,; but how to get work out of others.
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^ If America is where it finds itself today it is because it has constantly welcomed dreamers and go- getters and enterprising, talented and hard working people from around the world.

^ The government has a big responsibility in this regard; it can take initiatives to encourage people for archaeological outings.
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.Polluting vehicles are not allowed near Tāj Mahal, so one needs to take electric Auto's or Tanga (Tonga) from a few kilometres outside the Tāj Mahal.^ Outside the Indus system a few sites occur on the Makran Coast, the westernmost of which is at Sutkagen Dor, near the present-day frontier with Iran.
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^ It's strange, but even though the Taj Mahal is legendary, it is one of the few places I have ever been that actually surpasses all of the hype surrounding it.

^ Pacing on this tour is very well thought out; you will never be bored, but you will also have the opportunity to take a break when you need one.
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Places of interest

Panoramic View of Taj Mahal.

Tāj Mahal

.Agra's Taj Mahal is one of the most famous buildings in the world, the mausoleum of Shah Jahan's favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal.^ He build the Taj Mahal (1654) in her memory.
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^ The Taj Mahal is now recognised as one of the 7 Wonders of the World .
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^ The Taj Mahal ( Agra , Uttar Pradesh ) is the most famous Mughal monument constructed by Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal.
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.It is one of the New Seven Wonders of the world, and one of three World Heritage Sites in Agra.^ Being one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
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^ World heritage site left in ruins .
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^ Agra has numerous attractions including a couple of World Heritage Sites : .
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.Completed in 1653, the Tāj Mahal was built by the Mughal king Shāh Jahān as the final resting place for his beloved wife, Mumtāz Mahal.^ This edifice, built by Shah Jahan from 1631 to 1653 to enshrine the remains of his Queen Mumtaz Mahal and took 20,000 workers to build.
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^ A ; brilliant red sandstone fort built by the Mughal Emperor Shah ; Jahan (who also built Agra's Taj Mahal) as his ruling palace.
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^ The King's son was not unnecessarily cruel however, and he made sure the King lived in luxury, with a view of the memorial he had built for his wife.

.Finished in marble, it is perhaps India's most fascinating and beautiful monument.^ Flora Annie Steel, in India through the Ages, in describing the Taj Mahal, puts the matter concisely thus : " Perhaps the most bewildering thing about its beauty is the impossibility of saying wherein that beauty lies.
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^ In Southern India the most notable, perhaps, is the; great temple at Tanjore (see chap.
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^ I once asked a Hindoo; gentleman, who had travelled all over India, what part of it he; thought most happy and beautiful.
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.This perfectly symmetrical monument took 22 years (1630-1652) of hard labour and 20,000 workers, masons and jewellers to build and is set amidst landscaped gardens.^ This edifice, built by Shah Jahan from 1631 to 1653 to enshrine the remains of his Queen Mumtaz Mahal and took 20,000 workers to build.
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^ Majorda Beach Resort (First Class) ; Location: Located in South Goa , on the beautiful sands ; and set amidst 20 acres of well maintained gardens and ; with direct access to the beach, 22 kms from the airport & ; 8 km from Panjim.

^ Twenty thousand labourers are supposed to have worked for 22 years during Shahjahan’s reign in building the Tajmahal.
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.Built by the Persian architect, Ustād 'Īsā, the Tāj Mahal is on the bank of the Yamuna River.^ After a month of intense training, ; more than 170 U.S. Soldiers walked ; into the Taj Mahal, a white marble ; palace built in 1654 on the banks of the ; Yamuna River, here.

^ Sprawling on the banks of the river Yamuna, Delhi, the capital of India, typifies the soul of the country.
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^ Ustān [ sic ] Īsā,; in all the Persian accounts, stands first among the salaried; architects.
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.It can be observed from Agra Fort from where Emperor Shāh Jahān gazed at it, for the last eight years of his life, a prisoner of his son Aurangzeb.^ During that negotiation Shāh Jahān was at; Agra.
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^ Emperors Babur, Humayun, Akbar, Jehangir, Shah Jahan and Aurangzeb all lived and governed from this fort at some stage of their respective rule.
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^ A ; brilliant red sandstone fort built by the Mughal Emperor Shah ; Jahan (who also built Agra's Taj Mahal) as his ruling palace.
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It is an acknowledged masterpiece of symmetry. .Verses of the Koran are inscribed on it and at the top of the gate are twenty-two small domes, signifying the number of years the monument took to build.^ The walls are inscribed with verses from the Koran.
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^ For years she had anticipated a pukka bazaar not a meager collection of stores mainly functioning to serve a limited number of residents at the top of a hill.
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^ The; former, out of their small number, had 365 killed or disabled, and the; latter two-thirds of their officers and 293 of their men.
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.The Tāj Mahal was built on a marble platform that stands above a sandstone one.^ A ; brilliant red sandstone fort built by the Mughal Emperor Shah ; Jahan (who also built Agra's Taj Mahal) as his ruling palace.
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^ The structure is absolutely unique, being a square pyramid; of five stories, the uppermost of which is built of pure white; marble, while the four lower ones are of red sandstone.
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^ The tomb is built of red sandstone, and surmounted by a dome of white marble.
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.The most elegant dome of the Tāj Mahal has a diameter of 60 feet (18 m), and rises to a height of 80 feet (24 m); directly under this dome is the tomb of Mumtāz Mahal.^ The dome itself measures 60 feet in diameter and 80 feet high.

^ It is in a sitting posture, and is 24 feet in height.
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^ Dome The marble dome that surmounts the tomb is its most spectacular feature.

.Shah Jahān's tomb was erected next to hers by his son Aurangzeb.^ The story suggests that Shah Jahan was overthrown by his son Aurangzeb before the black version could be built.

^ Shah Jahan's asymmetric tomb Aurangzeb had Shah Jahan's tomb and cenotaph placed in the Taj Mahal rather than building him a separate mausoleum such as other emperors had.

^ A/.i'm Shah, son of Aurangzeb, is said to have resided here, and to have built a fort of earthwork.
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.The interiors are decorated by fine inlay work, incorporating semi-precious stones.^ The semi-translucent white marble is inlaid with thousands of semi-precious stones in beautiful patterns and the building has four identical facades, an exercise in symmetry.
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^ It is covered with a gold-leaf in which are embedded semi-precious stones of a variety of colours.
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^ Beads of shell-paste and semi-precious stones were also obtained from this ; period.
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Agra Fort

Amar Singh Gate,
one of two entrances into Agra's Red Fort
.Agra Fort (sometimes called the Red Fort), was commissioned by the great Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1565, and is another of Agra's World Heritage Sites.^ World heritage site left in ruins .
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^ Agra has numerous attractions including a couple of World Heritage Sites : .
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^ Agra Fort is another World Heritage Site.
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.A stone tablet at the gate of the Fort states that it had been built before 1000 but was later renovated by Akbar.^ Of these, the Delhi Gate, Akbari Gate and Bengali Mahal, are representative of buildings built during the reign of Emperor Akbar while the majority of the remaining buildings are credited to Emperor Shah Jahan.
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^ Crossing; the Jumna by a bridge of boats, we passed under the walls of the; picturesque old fort built by the Emperor Akbar nearly 300 years; before.
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^ Later visit the elegant Fort ; and the Taj Mahal, the mausoleum built by the ; Mughal King Shah Jahan in the loving memory of ; his queen.

.The red sandstone fort was converted into a palace during Shāh Jahān's time, and reworked extensively with marble and pietra dura inlay.^ During that negotiation Shāh Jahān was at; Agra.
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^ The fort consists of set of imposing walls made of red sandstone with a circumference of 2 5 kms and covering an area of approximately 95 acres.
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^ A ; brilliant red sandstone fort built by the Mughal Emperor Shah ; Jahan (who also built Agra's Taj Mahal) as his ruling palace.
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.Notable buildings in the fort include the Pearl Mosque, the Dīwān-e-'Ām and Dīwān-e-Khās (halls of public and private audience), Jahāngīr's Palace, Khās Mahal, Shīsh Mahal (mirrored palace), and the Musamman Burj.^ Situated on the west bank of the Yamuna River in Agra, the imposing red sandstone complex, surrounded by a deep moat once filled with water from the Yamuna itself, includes courtly buildings, palaces, mosques, and gardens.
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^ A ; brilliant red sandstone fort built by the Mughal Emperor Shah ; Jahan (who also built Agra's Taj Mahal) as his ruling palace.
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^ The Diwan-i-Khas, or hall of private audience, is a much more splendid building than the other from its richer materials, being all built of white marble beautifully ornamented.
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Reference required
.The great Mughal Emperor Akbar commissioned the construction of the Agra Fort in 1565 CE., although it was converted into a place by his grandson Shāh Jahān, being reworked extensively with marble and pietra dura inlay.^ Akbar constructed Allahabad Fort.
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^ During that negotiation Shāh Jahān was at; Agra.
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^ Emperor Akbar rose to power in 1556 and chose Agra as his capital city and moved from Lahore.
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.Notable buildings in the fort include the Pearl Mosque or Motī Masjid, the Dīwān-e-'Ām and Dīwān-e-Khās (halls of public and private audience), Jahāngīr's Palace, Khās Mahal, Shīsh Mahal (mirrored palace), and the Musamman Burj.^ Situated on the west bank of the Yamuna River in Agra, the imposing red sandstone complex, surrounded by a deep moat once filled with water from the Yamuna itself, includes courtly buildings, palaces, mosques, and gardens.
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^ A ; brilliant red sandstone fort built by the Mughal Emperor Shah ; Jahan (who also built Agra's Taj Mahal) as his ruling palace.
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^ The Diwan-i-Khas, or hall of private audience, is a much more splendid building than the other from its richer materials, being all built of white marble beautifully ornamented.
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The forbidding exteriors of this fort conceal an inner paradise. .The fort is crescent shaped, flattened on the east with a long, nearly straight wall facing the river.^ Crossing; the Jumna by a bridge of boats, we passed under the walls of the; picturesque old fort built by the Emperor Akbar nearly 300 years; before.
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^ North of Maulmain and east of this river is a short range of limestone rocks (16 miles long), called Zwet-ka-beng.
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^ The wall around the quadrangle, including the river face of the terrace, is made of red sandstone, with cupolas and pillars of the same white marble.
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.It has a total perimeter of 2.4 kilometres (1.5 mi), and is ringed by double castellated ramparts of red sandstone punctuated at regular intervals by bastions.^ These walls, over fifty feet in height, are of red sandstone, with towers at intervals, and a deep moat.
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^ There are ten towers and bastions built at regular intervals with battlements.
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.A 9 metres (30 ft) wide and 10 metres (33 ft) deep moat surrounds the outer wall.^ The inner city, surrounded by a ruined wall of 4 or 5 miles in compass, is now T entirely deserted ; a scanty population AFGHAN- TURKISTAN, 5 5 still occupies a part of the outer city.
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^ Division or Commissionership in the Punjab, lying between 31 10' and 33 50' 30" n.
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^ A drawbridge leads across the deep moat which surrounds the crenelated ramparts, and gives access, through a massive gateway and up a paved ascent, to the inner portal.
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.Chhatrapati Shīvajī visited the Agra Fort, as a result of the conditions of the Treaty of Purandar entered into with Mirzā Rājā Jaisingh to meet Aurangzeb in the Dīwān-i-Khās (Special Audience Chamber).^ The temple architecture at Chittor had attained a high level of excellence and it suffered an irreparable loss on the occasion of Aurangzeb's visit to the fort.
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^ He besieges Janjira, but failing to take it, enters into a treaty with the besieged, which recognises Siddi Rahman's claims, and secures to the Marathas forts Raygarh, Tala, Ghosala, Uchitgarh, and Birwadi.
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^ Shivaji realizing the tactical superiority of the Moghals, submitted and entered into an understanding with them under the terms of the treaty of Purandar.
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.In the audience he was deliberately placed behind men of lower rank.^ In the audience he was deliberately placed behind men of lower rank.
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.An insulted Shīvajī stormed out of the imperial audience and was confined to Jai Sing's quarters on 12 May 1666. Fearing the dungeons and execution he escaped on 17 August 1666. A heroic equestrian statue of Shīvajī has been erected outside the fort.^ Insulted he stormed out of the imperial audience but was confined to remain in the fort.
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^ Had the JMB not carried out their August 17 blasts, their story may have been different, and Baghmara would undoubtedly still be in the grips of their continuing violence.
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^ An expedition to Sumatra undertaken by Jorge de Albuquerque, who storms Pachim, restores a friendly Raja, and erects a fort.
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.The fort is a typical example of Mughal architecture.Even it is difficult to compare but It shows how the North Indian style of fort construction differentiated from that of the South.^ I am a north indian married to a south indian.
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^ As Lahore Fort is constructed in a typically Mughal architectural style, its outer walls are decorated with blue kashi tiles of Persian origin.
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^ The fort of Alīgarh is fifty-five miles; north of Agra, and eighty-four miles south-east of Delhi.
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.In the South the majority of the beautiful forts were built on the seabed like the one at Bekal in Kerala.^ There also isn't any mention of the Kerala School of mathematics & astronomy in South India, or of any of its remarkable mathematicians/astronomers like Madhava.
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^ One of India's premium beach resorts ; built on hillside overlooking the breathtaking Calangute ; beach and the 17th Century Portuguese Fort of Aguada.

^ Agra has a Red Fort as well as Delhi, but this one, though smaller in acreage, has more existing buildings and is considerably more beautiful.

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Fatehpūr Sikrī

Dīwān-i-Khās – Hall of Private Audience
.The Mughal Emperor Akbar built Fatehpūr Sikrī about 35 km from Agra, and moved his capital there.^ The capital then moved to Agra.

^ Emperor Akbar rose to power in 1556 and chose Agra as his capital city and moved from Lahore.
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^ Of these, the Delhi Gate, Akbari Gate and Bengali Mahal, are representative of buildings built during the reign of Emperor Akbar while the majority of the remaining buildings are credited to Emperor Shah Jahan.
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.Later abandoned, the site displays a number of buildings of significant historical importance.^ XL) at ; this extensive site, numbering about two hundred and fifty, displayed a large variety of ; sizes and shapes ranging from oval to nearly globular.
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^ Ashoka Pillar ; Historically significant site ; C ; Allahabad ; 10.
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^ The few buildings of importance; they possessed were of Etruscan design and workmanship, excepting a; small number built by Greek hands.
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.A World Heritage Site, it is often visited by tourists.^ World heritage site left in ruins .
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^ Also visit the ; Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri, a world heritage sight.

^ On a related note, it's interesting how many of India's UNESCO World Heritage sites date from the Mughal period.
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.The name of the place came about after the Mughal Emperor Bābar defeated Rāṇā Sāngā in a battle at a place called Sikrī (about 40 km from Agra).^ A ; brilliant red sandstone fort built by the Mughal Emperor Shah ; Jahan (who also built Agra's Taj Mahal) as his ruling palace.
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^ This sophisticated place-value ; system came to be called "Arabic numerals" by Europeans who adopted the system in ; the 12th century.
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^ The Mughal emperor was replaced by the mystical entity the Company Bahadur, and its representative, the governor-general, moved about with almost equal pomp.
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.Then the Mughal Emperor Akbar wanted to make Fatehpūr Sikrī his head quarters, so he built a majestic fort; due to shortage of water, however, he had to ultimately move his headquarters to Agra Fort.^ The administrative head-quarters are at the city of Agra.
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^ Built by Mughal ; King Akbar in 1569, only to abandon after 14 ; years due to the shortage of water.

^ Built in 1569 by the Mughal King Akbar, with its ; forts, palaces and Mosques.

.Buland Darwāza or 'the lofty gateway' was built by the great Mughal emperor, Akbar in 1601 CE. at Fatehpūr Sikrī.^ Built by Great Akbar around 1570.

^ A ; brilliant red sandstone fort built by the Mughal Emperor Shah ; Jahan (who also built Agra's Taj Mahal) as his ruling palace.
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^ Hakim Aliuddin, the Punjab governor in the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan’s period, who was popularly known as Wazir Khan, built the mosque in 1634.
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.Akbar built the Buland Darwāza to commemorate his victory over Gujarat.^ Akbar conquered Gujarat at his second attempt in 1573 and celebrated by building a victory gate, the lofty Buland Darwāza (“High Gate”), at his new capital, Fatehpur Sikri.
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^ The name Fathpur ('City of Victory') was bestowed in A.D. 1573 to commemorate the glorious campaign in Gujarat, but building on the site had been begun in 1569.
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^ Day 12 Paro ; After breakfast visit the ruins of the Drukgyel ; Dzong, built in 1664 to commemorate victory ; over Tibetan invaders.

The Buland Darwāza is approached by 52 steps. .The Buland Darwāza is 53.63 m high and 35 meters wide.^ Akbar conquered Gujarat at his second attempt in 1573 and celebrated by building a victory gate, the lofty Buland Darwāza (“High Gate”), at his new capital, Fatehpur Sikri.
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it is made of red and buff sandstone, decorated by carving and black and white marble inlays. .An inscription on the central face of the Buland Darwāza demonstrates Akbar's religious broadmindedness, it is a message from Jesus advising his followers not to consider this world as their permanent home.^ Also visit ; Stoke Palace, home to a superb collection of ; Thangkas considered to be the best in the world.

^ Akbar conquered Gujarat at his second attempt in 1573 and celebrated by building a victory gate, the lofty Buland Darwāza (“High Gate”), at his new capital, Fatehpur Sikri.
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^ Kerman home to world's lone Zoroastrian anthropology museum Payvand - Iran TEHRAN, June 5 (Mehr News Agency) -- The City of Kerman in central south of Iran is home to the lone anthropology museum of the world's Zoroastrians .

I'timād-Ud-Daulah

The 'Itmad-Ud-Daulah's Tomb at Agra'
.The Empress Nūr Jahān built I'timād-Ud-Daulah's Tomb, sometimes called the 'Baby Tāj', for her father, Mirzā Ghiyās Beg, the Chief Minister of the Emperor Jahāngīr.^ The Sultan, called by the author 'the Emperor Tughlak the First', as being the first of the Tughlak dynasty, was by birth a Karauniah Turk, named Ghazi Beg Tughlak.
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^ Indeed, "baby Taj," or Itimad-ud-Daulah, was built four years before construction of the Taj Mahal was started.
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^ There are some tolerable houses; unoccupied and in ruins; and there are a few neat temples built as; tombs, or cenotaphs, in or around the city, if city it can be; called.
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.Located on the left bank of the Yamuna river, the mausoleum is set in a large cruciform garden criss-crossed by water courses and walkways.^ This place is located on the banks of the river Arunavati.
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^ Indigo is largely grown on the river banks.
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^ Situated on the left bank of the Kayakudi river.
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.The mausoleum itself covers about 23 square metres (250 sq ft), and is built on a base about fifty meters square and about one meter high.^ It was built by an officer of the Raja Chhatar Sal of Bundelkhand, about one hundred and twenty years ago.
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^ The structure is absolutely unique, being a square pyramid; of five stories, the uppermost of which is built of pure white; marble, while the four lower ones are of red sandstone.
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^ You’d think that, with so many Japanese bases, the United States wouldn’t make a big fuss about closing one of them.

.On each corner are hexagonal towers, about thirteen meters tall.^ An object dropped from the roof of the 110-story-tall towers would reach the ground in about 9.2 seconds.

^ A 100-meter tall signature office tower announces the presence of the Commercial District and guides the visitor from the National Highway 8 to the central boulevard.
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^ Minarets At the corners of the plinth stand minarets: four large towers each more than 40 m tall.

.Small in comparison to many other Mughal-era tombs, it is sometimes described as a jewel box.^ I must visit the Iranian and Irish consulates, check my mail, check bookstores for an Iran guidebook, and many other small tasks.
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^ But the outline of the ruins on the other river bank would extend the design of the Taj Mahal gardens to form a cross of proportions typical of other Mughal tombs.

^ Many of the inlaid decorations had been carried off by the Sikh marauders from the tomb of Jahangir and other Muhammadan monuments.
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.Its garden layout and use of white marble, pietra dura, inlay designs and latticework presage many elements of the Tāj Mahal.^ Three kinds of stones are used--white marble, red sandstone, and the fine white and flesh-coloured sandstone of Rupbas.
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^ The dado frames and archway spandrels have been decorated with pietra dura inlays of highly stylized, almost geometric vines, flowers and fruits.

^ The monument is made of white marble and is a fine example of symmetry, balance of design and traditional inlay work.
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.The walls are white marble from Rajasthan encrusted with semi-precious stone decorations - cornelian, jasper, lapis lazuli, onyx, and topaz in images of cypress trees and wine bottles, or more elaborate decorations like cut fruit or vases containing bouquets.^ In all, 28 types of precious and semi-precious stones were inlaid into the white marble.

^ Do not cut down fruit-bearing trees.

^ The ornamental stones used for the inlay work in the Tāj are; lapis lazuli, jasper, heliotrope, Chalcedon agate, chalcedony,; cornelian, sarde, plasma (or quartz and chlorite), yellow and; striped marble, clay slate, and nephrite, or jade ( Dr. Voysey,; in Asiatic Researches , vol.
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.Light penetrates to the interior through delicate jālī screens of intricately carved white marble.^ Each panel has been carved through with intricate piercework.

^ The intricately carved white marble is well preserved.
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^ It is a white marble memorial, built out of intricately carved sheets of ; marble.

Many of Nūr Jahān's relatives are interred in the mausoleum. .The only asymmetrical element of the entire complex is that the tombs of her father and mother have been set side-by-side, a formation replicated in the Taj Mahal.^ It is the only asymmetric element in the entire complex.

^ Shah Jahan's asymmetric tomb Aurangzeb had Shah Jahan's tomb and cenotaph placed in the Taj Mahal rather than building him a separate mausoleum such as other emperors had.

^ She also tells Pinkie a secret with terrible implications: Not only did her father die in the same accident that killed Abhinay's mother, but he actually caused it.

Akbar's Tomb, Sikandra

.Sikandra, the last resting place of the Mughal Emperor Akbar the Great, is on the Delhi-Agra Highway, only 13 kilometres from the Agra Fort.^ A ; brilliant red sandstone fort built by the Mughal Emperor Shah ; Jahan (who also built Agra's Taj Mahal) as his ruling palace.
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^ He ruled from the Agra fortress built by Akbar until his new imperial capital at Delhi called Shahjahanabad was completed in 1648.
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^ Crossing; the Jumna by a bridge of boats, we passed under the walls of the; picturesque old fort built by the Emperor Akbar nearly 300 years; before.
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.Akbar's tomb reflects the completeness of his personality.^ Completion of Akbar’s tomb in Sikandra.
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.The vast, beautifully carved, red-ochre sandstone tomb with deers, rabbits and langurs is set amidst a lush garden.^ Park Hyatt ; Goa Resort and Spa with world class facilities is set on 45 ; acres of lush beachfront gardens.

^ The tomb, set in a Persian garden, is an ; octagonal structure capped by a double dome that soars ; 125ft (38m) into the sky.

^ The tomb is built of red sandstone, and surmounted by a dome of white marble.
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.Akbar himself planned his own tomb and selected a suitable site for it.^ You should not read only Wriggins (who does quote some of Xuanzang himself), but be sure to read selectively in Xuanzang's own account.

^ His son, Muhammad BaqT, establishes himself and owns the sovereignty of Akbar ; till 1585- H. 975.
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.To construct a tomb in one's lifetime was a Turkic custom which the Mughals followed religiously.^ They have also constructed one "Sabha Mandap" to perform religious & cultural activities.
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^ The last one places the date of commencement of the construction of the tomb of ; Muhammad Amin in AH 1251 (AD 1835-36) and completion in AH 1253 (AD 1837-38).
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.Akbar's son Jahāngīr completed construction of this pyramidal tomb in 1613. The names of the Gods of ninety-nine religious sects have been inscribed on the tomb.^ Completion of Akbar’s tomb in Sikandra.
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^ God, ninety-nine names of, 323 n.
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^ The ninety-nine names of God do not occur in the Koran.
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Swāmī Bāgh Samādhi

.The Swāmī Bāgh Samādhi is a monument to hold the ashes of Huzūr Swāmijī Mahārāj (Shrī Shiv Dayāl Singh Seth) in the Swāmībāgh section, on the high road that goes from Bhagwan Talkies to Dayāl Bāgh, in the outskirts of the city.^ Mesrovb Jacob Seth writes: “His reputation was so high and he was so respected that the entire city of Gwalior mourned his death in 1850.
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^ Be it a baseball struck in a neighborhood sandlot game or in high-wire diplomacy, an elementary principle of physics holds good – what goes up must come down.

He was the founder of the Radhāswāmī Faith and the Samādhi is sacred to its followers. .Construction began in February 1904 and still continues.^ The construction began in 1646 and continued till 1655.

.Many believe that construction will never end at Swāmī Bāgh - it is often seen as the next Tāj Mahal.^ The continuing US occupation of Iraq that many believe will never end.

^ The poor old Begam had been often subjected to the starving stage of this proceeding before she came under our protection; but had never, I believe, been grilled upon a gun.
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^ The names of many of the builders who participated in the construction of the Taj Mahal in different capacities have come down to us through various sources.

.The carvings in stone, using a combination or coloured marble, are life-like and not seen anywhere else in India.^ Three kinds of stones are used--white marble, red sandstone, and the fine white and flesh-coloured sandstone of Rupbas.
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^ The effi- gies of the two lie side by side, hewn from the marble in life-like proportions, and rest upon a lofty sarcoph- agus in front of the great altar.
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^ Yet, when the King likes, as at; Agra, because it is a city erected by him, the buildings, as is; reported, are fair and of carved stone.'
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.The picture shown is taken from the rear of the building and shows only two floors.^ Each floor showed one or ; two clay-lined, basin-like- hearths.
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^ Only two that show Bin Laden speaking have been issued since 2001.

^ I am experiencing Energy, the fruits of meditation which normally arrive, ; if they do, after twenty years of meditation and it has only taken me two ; weeks."
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When completed, the Samādhi will have a carved dome and a gateway.

Mankameshwar Temple

.The Mankameshwar Temple is one of four ancient temples dedicated to Lord Shiva located on the four corners of Agra City.^ The temple,; which is a very remarkable one, is dedicated to the sixty-four; Joginīs.
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^ The famous temple was dedicated to Lord Shiva.
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^ The temple, which is a very remarkable one, is dedicated to the sixty-four Joginis.
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.It is located near the Jāma Masjid and is about 2.5 kilometers from the Tāj Mahal and less than 1 km from Agra Fort.^ A ; brilliant red sandstone fort built by the Mughal Emperor Shah ; Jahan (who also built Agra's Taj Mahal) as his ruling palace.
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^ After the Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra Fort, and "baby Taj, what we saw at Elephanta Island simply did not measure up well.
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^ If I write a post on Tajmahal, you will not find any mention of the Agra Fort even though, you might argue, that it is only three Kms from Taj.
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.Being located in the old city, the temple is surrounded by markets, many of which date back to the Mughal Era.^ On a related note, it's interesting how many of India's UNESCO World Heritage sites date from the Mughal period.
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^ The main City Square ; contains many temples including the five-storied ; Nyatapole Pagoda and Golden Gate.

^ As the city prepares to celebrate its 400 years as the capital of Bengal, a good number of old mosques and some Mughal-era edifices are in a vulnerable state due to ignorance and negligence of the authorities.
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Gurū kā Tal

.Gurū kā Tal was originally a reservoir meant to collect and conserve rainwater built in Agra, near Sikandra, during Jahāngīr's reign next to the Tomb of I'tibār Khān Khwājasara in 1610. In 1970s a gurdwāra was erected here.^ At Shahpur, near Balapur, are ruins of the palace built by Prince Murad Shah, son of Akbar, who commanded in this Province, and died here in 1599 a.d.
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^ The pillar bears an inscription showing that it was erected; during the reign of Budha Gupta, in the year 165 of the Gupta era,; corresponding to A.D. 484-5.
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^ The tomb contains in the centre the remains of Khwāja; Ghiās,[2] one of the most prominent characters of the reign of; Jahāngīr, and those of his wife.
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.Gurū kā Tal is a holy place of worship for the Sikhs.^ The Granth Sahib is considered an eternal living guru; hence at every Sikh place of worship, the Gurdawara, a spacious room is earmarked as an abode of the holy Granth Sahib.

.Four of the ten Sikh Gurus are said to have paid it a visit.^ Sometime between the year 1510 and 1520 Guru Nanak is said to have traveled to the Arab lands visiting, among other places, Mecca and Baghdad.

^ The vastly traveled founder of Sikh religion Baba Guru Nanak also performed the Hajj and paid homage to the holy prophet Muhammad (PBUH) at Medina.

^ Sharma said his visit to Dehradun, where he had gone to attend the company's Golden Jubilee celebrations and Independence Day function, paid off the huge multiples.
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.Enjoying both historical and religious importance, this gurdwāra attracts a large number of devotees and tourists.^ Oudh men still enlist in large numbers, but do not enjoy their old prestige.
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^ Mythology and religion Due to its importance to life, blood is associated with a large number of beliefs.

^ At every Urs, devotees assemble in large numbers and pay homage to the memory of a saint.

.Boasting elaborate stone carvings and 8 towers of the twelve original towers.^ They did, however, leave behind elaborately carved stone seals, used to impress tokens or clay tabs on goods bound for market.

It is located by national (Delhi-Agra) highway-2.

Jamā Masjid

.The Jāma Masjid is a large mosque attributed to Shah Jahan's daughter, Princess Jahanara Begum, built in 1648, notable for its unusual dome and absence of minarets.^ Her daughter, Shah Jahan Begam, succeeded.
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^ This edifice, built by Shah Jahan from 1631 to 1653 to enshrine the remains of his Queen Mumtaz Mahal and took 20,000 workers to build.
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^ A ; brilliant red sandstone fort built by the Mughal Emperor Shah ; Jahan (who also built Agra's Taj Mahal) as his ruling palace.
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.The inscription at its entrance shows that it costed Rs 5 Lakhs at that time for its completion.^ It will consist of three blocks, the first of which will be completed at a cost of Rs 30 million in a year.
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Chīnī kā Rauza

.Notable for its Persian influenced dome of blue glazed tiles, the Chīnī kā Rauza is dedicated to the Prime Minister of Shāh Jahān, 'Allāma Afzal Khāl Mullā Shukrullāh of Shirāz.^ Rise of Hindu influence in Nizam Shah after the appointment of Kanwar Sain (a Maratha Brahmin) as prime minister by Burhan Nizam Shah of Ahmadagar.
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^ The largest of the temples is; dedicated to Manohar Nāth, and is said to have been built in; the reign of Shāh Jahān.
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^ As Lahore Fort is constructed in a typically Mughal architectural style, its outer walls are decorated with blue kashi tiles of Persian origin.
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Rām Bāgh

.The oldest Mughal garden in India, the Rām Bāgh was built by the Emperor Bābar in 1528 on the bank of the Yamuna.^ He was India’s 3rd Mughal emperor.
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^ A ; brilliant red sandstone fort built by the Mughal Emperor Shah ; Jahan (who also built Agra's Taj Mahal) as his ruling palace.
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^ Hakim Aliuddin, the Punjab governor in the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan’s period, who was popularly known as Wazir Khan, built the mosque in 1634.
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.It lies about 2.34 km north of the Tāj Mahal.^ Charikar lies $6 miles north of Kabul, and about 20 miles north of Istalif, at the north end of Koh-i-Daman, on the high road to Tiirkistan.
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^ Khota Qabar lies on the Karakoram Highway about 60 miles north of Islamabad and 7 miles short of Abbottabad.

^ The former lies close to the Jumna, and the latter about half a mile to the north, on a well-raised site.
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.The pavilions in this garden are designed so that the wind from the Yamuna, combined with the greenery, keeps them cool even during the peak of summer.^ MAHARASHTRA ; The garden in the famous mosque, Bibi-ka-Maqbara at Aurangabad was kept in a presentable ; condition even during acute shortage of water.
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^ Their own land was cold, relatively infertile and productive only during short summer months; they had to keep food for long periods of time.

^ Mimar Design Competition 6: Garden and Pleasure Pavilion .
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.The original name of the gardens was Ārām Bāgh, or 'Garden of Relaxation', and this was where the Mughal emperor Bābar used to spend his leisure time and where he eventually died.^ The last emperor of the Mughal Dynasty - Bahadur Shah II was deposed and died in Burma.
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^ The charbagh garden was introduced to India by the first Mughal emperor Babur, a design inspired by Persian gardens.

^ The western building is a mosque; its opposite is the jawab or "answer", whose primary purpose was architectural balance (and which may have been used as a guesthouse during Mughal times).

.His body was kept here for sometime before sending it to Kabul.^ It is unfortunate that the season is so late, and that winter; will soon be here; but there is yet time for a British army to reach Kabul; before the great cold sets in.
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Mariam's Tomb

.Mariams Tomb, is the tomb of Mariam, the wife of great Mughal Emperor Akbar.^ [Credit: Frederick M. Asher] The tomb of Humāyūn, the second Mughal emperor, mid-16th century, Delhi.
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^ The tomb of Humāyūn was erected by the Emperor's; widow, Hājī Bēgam, or Bēgā Bēgam, not; by Akbar.
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^ The tomb of Humayun was erected by the Emperor's widow, Haji Begam, or Bega Begam, not by Akbar.
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.The tomb is within the compound of the Christian Missionary Society.^ He died during those months of trouble, and his tomb now forms a graceful specimen of Christian sculpture within the fort of the Mughals.
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^ Of the Christian population, the greater number have been converted from the Mahdr and Mang low-castes since 1831, by missionaries belonging to an American Society.
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Mehtāb Bāgh

.The Mehtāb Bāgh, or 'Moonlight Garden', is on the opposite bank of the River Yamuna from the Tāj Mahal.^ Sprawling on the banks of the river Yamuna, Delhi, the capital of India, typifies the soul of the country.
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^ Group leader ; Devi Dhyani and a member of a; Tour Group with a Hare Krishna monk on the Banks of the River Yamuna in Vrindaban .
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^ The Taj Mahal with its beautiful domes, ' a dream in marble,' rises on the river bank.
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Keetham Lake

.Also known as Sur Sarovar, Keetham Lake is situated about 23 kilometres from Agra, within the Surdas Reserved Forest.^ Sipahijala: Zoological & Botanical gardens, Forest reserve, Lake.
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^ The only large lake in the District is situated in the south of the Yiramgam Sub-division, about 37 miles south-west of Ahmadabad.
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^ The city of Agra itself is situated on the west bank of the Jumna, about the centre of the District.
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.The lake has an impressive variety of aquatic life and water birds.^ We saw lakes filled with crocodiles, and a wide variety of water birds.
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^ This park is also rich in variety of bird life.

^ Chilka Lake-Island dotted lake, Holiday resort, Boating, fishing, Bird life.
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Mughal Heritage Walk

.The Mughal Heritage Walk is a part of community development programme being implemented with support of Agra Municipal corporation, USAID and an NGO; Center for Urban and Regional Excellence.^ We then travel ; to Teotihuacan, the first true urban center in this part of the world (its ; ruins are northeast of Mexico City).

^ Winter festival is now the only carrier of fading cultural heritage of one of the world's most ancient communities, known as Mros, in the southeastern part of Bandarban.
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^ PRIMARY KEYWORDS: historic sites; management; local communities; setting; world heritage list; surroundings of ; historic monuments; urban development; town and country planning; GIS; Cambodia.

.It seeks to build sustainable livelihoods for youth and women from low resource communities and improving their living environments through infrastructure services and integration within the city.^ They will be prepared ; to save the lives of others through ; their work in hospitals, nursing ; homes and private home environ- ; ments."

^ The current challenges faced by the BF WRA include ; generating resources and awareness, expanding national level activities, building capacity of ; members and sustaining the Alliance.
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^ It faces challenges in integrating ; education and other sectors, strengthening links between community and services and ; implementing intercultural models.
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.The Mughal Heritage Walk is a one kilometer loop which connects the agricultural fields with the Rajasthani culture, river bank connected with the ancient village of Kuchhpura, the Heritage Structure of Mehtab Bagh, the Mughal aqueduct system, the Humanyun Mosque and the Gyarah Sidi.^ The village is situated on the bank of river Chakravati.
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^ Kenoyer’s archeological evidence suggests that the city got its start as a farming village around 3300 B.C. Situated near the Ravi River, one of several tributaries of the ancient Indus River system of Pakistan and northwestern India, Harappa lay on a fertile flood plain.

^ We took a ride one evening to Gopālpur, a small village; situated on the same bank of the Nerbudda, about three miles up; from Bherāghāt.
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The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

.The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Agra.^ A Roman Catholic bishopric is established at Agra.
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^ Roman Catholic Cemetery, Agra, District Agra.— The collapsed compound wall on ; the eastern side was reconstructed in rubble stone masonry.
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^ The oldest; inscriptions in the cemetery adjoining the Roman Catholic cathedral; are in the Armenian character.
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Economy

A shopping mall situated on the Fatehabad Road in Agra, U.P.
.This section needs some work.^ Under these circumstances, preventing children from working is clearly immoral as some parents find it impossible to give their children the care and attention they need.
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^ Under these circumstances, preventing children from working is clearly immoral as some parents find it impossible to give their children the care and attention they need .
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Tourism contributes to a large extent in the economy of Agra. .Agra has some of the finest Hotels and Spas in India.^ However, along ; other dimensions, the demographic and socioeconomic conditions of the Agra population are distinctly ; different from UP and in some cases from India.
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^ Gate1Travel 15 day tour in mostly 5-star hotels, including 12 meals (12 breakfasts) India, Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, Khajuraho, Varanasi, Kathmandu .
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^ India has also a number of luxury ; hotels rated among best in the world Raj Vilas in Jaipur, Amar Vilas in Agra, Udai Vilas & Lake Palace in Udaipur are few to ; name.

.Agra is home to Asia’s largest spa called Kaya Kalp — The Royal Spa, at the Hotel Mughal in Agra.^ While the Mughals were besieging Bijapur in 1685, a Jat zamindar also named Rajaram led an uprising and plundered traffic on the royal road to Agra.
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^ Our ; Haridwar hotel with spa offers the services ; you need to feel perfectly at home.
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^ The city of Agra was the capital of the ; Mughal Empire, is the third largest city in UP, and is still a major crossroads in India.
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The city also has a substantial industrial base. .A lot of manufacturing plants and industry related wholesale markets are prominent in Agra.^ The city has, as prominent local industries, the manufacture of silk, cotton, and muslins.
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^ With basic infrastructure facilities in place, it has been an industrial hub for more than two decades now and home to other big manufacturing plants.
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.Agra's industries are doing a fine job in various fields.^ This forum generates awareness and gives ; scientific input to various demand groups / industries for social and economic ; development of the city of Agra.
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Producers and dealers of Agra have a vast market to support them.
Agra has a good number of apparel and garment manufacturers and exporters. Agra has also an important market for the automobile industry. .Anil Diesels, Harvest Group of Industries, Indian Agriculture & Automobile Corporation (IAAC) and Malloys India are some of the major players of the automobile industry in Agra.^ Anil Madhok, managing director of the Sarovar group, confirmed that the group had decided on a hotel site in the industrial area of Chandigarh on about one acre.
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^ It is now the official ; language of Pakistan and used by some Indian Muslims of India.
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^ However, along ; other dimensions, the demographic and socioeconomic conditions of the Agra population are distinctly ; different from UP and in some cases from India.
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The Sadar Bazar market in the Agra Cantonment
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An Agra craftsman working with marble stone inlays.
^ 'As originally built by Akbar, the; tomb was of red sandstone, and the marble trellis-work, the chief; ornament of the tomb, was erected subsequently by the Emperor; Jahāngīr' (Latif, Agra , p.
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^ Another ; notable feature is the parapet balcony with a small pavilion of stone adorned with fine inlay ; work on the upper storey overlooking the main road.
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^ The restoration of the inlay of precious stones is so enormously expensive that much progress in that branch of the work is impracticable.
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The marble is colored red to give contrast while working.
.Over 7200 Small Scale Industrial Units are spared all over the district.^ Rampur is the small Rohilla state within the borders of the Bareilly District, United Provinces.
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^ A small triangular tract between the Barisal, Arial Khan, and Swarupkati rivers, in the centre of the District, contained nearly all the State schools.
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^ Rāmpur is the small Rohilla state within the borders of; the Bareilly District, United Provinces.
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.Agra city is famous for the Leather Goods, Handicrafts, Zari Zardozi, Marvel and Stone carving & inlay work.^ Yet, when the King likes, as at; Agra, because it is a city erected by him, the buildings, as is; reported, are fair and of carved stone.'
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^ They did, however, leave behind elaborately carved stone seals, used to impress tokens or clay tabs on goods bound for market.

^ Another ; notable feature is the parapet balcony with a small pavilion of stone adorned with fine inlay ; work on the upper storey overlooking the main road.
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Agra is also welknown for its sweets (Petha & Gajak) and Snacks (Dalmoth).
.The leather industry is among the most traditional and original industries of Agra.^ Most of the early Turkish immigrants worked in wire factories and the leather industry.
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.Some of the leading manufacturers, exporter and sellers of leather in Agra are Dawar Footware Company, Polyplast Industries, Royal International, Eskay Sales Corporation, Best Buy, Bandejjia Traders and Expomore.^ NATO leads the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), which together with US-led coalition forces has some 46,000 troops deployed in Afghanistan.

^ Some corporations have become synonymous with war profiteering, such as Halliburton, Bechtel and Blackwater in Iraq , and Louis Berger Group, BearingPoint and DynCorp International in Afghanistan .

^ On the other hand, Bajaj Auto company would invest Rs 500 crore in its Pantnagar industrial estate manufacturing unit for motrocycles.
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.With the expansion of the Agra city, more and more construction works are going around the city.^ If America is where it finds itself today it is because it has constantly welcomed dreamers and go- getters and enterprising, talented and hard working people from around the world.

^ Although the upgradation work will not start before the monsoon is over, around Rs four crore would be spent on the first phase of construction work.
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^ Sania February 6th, 2006, 02:27 PM imax will complete in september this year.construction work is going very fast.
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.To facilitate the flow of work, a lot of organizations dealing in building materials have come up.^ The multimedia park will provide ready-built space for technology companies working in the multimedia industry and would also facilitate setting up of own software/multimedia development centres for them.
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^ It was blown up about 1832 by order of the Government, and the materials of the gates, walls, and outer towns were used for the building of barracks.
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^ It’s like shift work – individuals each day waking up, driving into work, going to war for 12 hours, coming back home, years on end.

A few leading names are Silver Gatta Agency, Yashoda Exports, Glass Expressions and Sharda Enterprises. .The jeweleries of Agra is a great favorite with the tourists and is in good demand in the international market also.^ Immediate and aggressive marketing is needed to attract international tourists to Pakistan.

^ India today has nuclear power due to Mr.Kalam on the other hand India is capturing international market due to great TATA, RELIANCE & Etc.
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^ Another specialty is the manufacture of per- forated ivory goods, which are brought to great per- fection and are in quick demand for foreign markets.
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.The Yoga Handicrafts and the D.R.Chain and Wire Manufacturing Company are two of the several important names of the related industry.^ With breathtaking views, it also offers short hikes to several important base camps: K2 (three hours), Broad Peak (two hours) and the Gasherbrums (three hours).

^ Lapindo and five related companies, President Yudhoyono, the energy and environment ministers and local officials were named as defendants, he said.

^ Several miniatures of horsemen and horses and of two-humped camels – animals unknown in the Indus civilization – symbolize important changes in society.

.Agra has a number of Tranformer Manufacturers both big and small.^ Numbers of skilled artizans were; constantly employed in the manufacture of rifled cannon and breach-loading; small arms.
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^ Small in number but big in spirit, Zoroastrians lay claim as the ...

^ Numbers of; skilled artisans were constantly employed in the manufacture of rifled cannon; and breech-loading small arms.
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Kotsons Pvt. .Ltd. being India's largest exporter of Power and Distribution Transformers, both Oil Filled and Dry Type.^ Yet eventually they did more to transform India than did any previous ruling power.
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^ With the consent of the; Government of India, she adopted a boy as his successor, but, being; an ambitions and intriguing woman, she tried to keep all power in; her own hands.
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^ Both India and Pakistan, as nuclear powers, tend to divert large resources to feed deficit financing and military build-up.

.Kotsons has given Agra a recognition in the Electrical World making it a business destination and not just leisure.^ Electricity has; certainly much more to do in the business of the world than we are; yet aware of, in the animal, mineral, and vegetable; developments.
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^ Let’s face it hating on the Muslim image has become big business, just as terrorists have found they can make money, and expand their opportunities by attacking the U.S. Government.

^ Location ; Situated within 3 kilometres from the Taj Mahal, the world-renowned ; monument to love, this property is just 10 kilometres from the Agra ; Civil Airport.
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agra is worldwide known for leather shoes .It has many companies dealing all over the world including Metro & Metro,Taj shoe company etc. .Shah Market known as Japan of Agra is major Electronic market and Sanjay Place as main Trade market of Agra.^ He said electronic security systems were imported from China, Malaysia, Korea, Taiwan and Japan and were easily available on the local market.
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^ Market village in Singbhiim District, Bengal ; one of the chief trading places of the District.
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^ In front of the main entrance there used to be a walled square or place d'armes, known as the Tripolia, which has now been dismantled, and the ground is occupied by a railway station.
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Education

.Agra has always been a centre for education and learning.^ Let us presume that the Indians are foolish enough to get distracted from educating their people, some of whom go to some of the best centres of learning in the world.

.It was during the advent of Mughal era that Agra grew as a centre of Islamic education.^ Proceed to Agra which ; was once the capital of Mughal India and centre of ; great power and glory.

^ It was India’s first centre of Islamic and Western higher education , with instruction given in English and modeled on Oxford.
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^ Then city tour of Agra ; which was once the capital of Mughal India and centre of great power and ; glory.

.In the coming decades Agra saw great literary figures come from the city.^ Then city tour of Agra ; which was once the capital of Mughal India and centre of great power and ; glory.

^ The above description will give some idea of the strength of the; great city which the British force had come to capture.
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^ Morning city tour of Agra which was once the capital of Mughal India and ; centre of great power and glory.

Abul Fazl and others were among the pioneers. The Urdu literature grew by leaps and bounds in the city. Mir Taqi "Mir" and Mirza Asadullah Beg "Ghalib" were the icons produced by the city.
.British people introduced the western concept of education in Agra.^ We; Hindus have availed ourselves the most of the facilities which British Rule; has provided for the progress of the people in commercial enterprise, educational; advance, and political progress.
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^ Western people are more practical towards life and able to provide basic amenties, health & education and employment opportunities to its whole population.
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^ Gokhale took immediate advantage of these vital new parliamentary procedures by introducing a measure for free and compulsory elementary education throughout British India.
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.In the year 1823, Agra College, one of the oldest colleges in India was formed out of a Sanskrit school established by the Scindia rulers.^ One of the girls is in high school and the other is in college.
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^ The Moguls established one of the most powerful and opulent empires in India ; that they ruled from the cities of Delhi, Agra and Lahore.
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^ One of the most popular tourist circuits in India is the Golden Triangle tour - comprising of stints in Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur.
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.In the British era, Agra became a great center of Hindi literature with people like Babu Gulab Rai at the helm.^ Firstly, I felt it would be great to ; share ; my experiences of the Energy Enhancement course with other like-minded people.
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^ In Great Britain the Liberal Party ’s electoral victory of 1906 marked the dawn of a new era of reforms for British India.
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^ I would like to hope that a new day is dawning for long-suffering Afghanistan, a ray of hope for its millions of people.

Universities in Agra

Agra University was established on 1 July 1927 and catered to colleges spread across the United Provinces, the Rajputana, the Central Provinces and almost to entire North India, at present around 142 Colleges are affiliated to this University. The historic Agra University was later rechristened as Dr. BhimRao Ambedkar University by the then Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Ms. Mayawati.
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  • Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Radhasoami Satsang Sabha, started the Radhasoami Educational Institute, as a co-educational Middle School, open to all, on January 1, 1917. It became a Degree College in 1947, affiliated to Agra University.^ The principal educational institution is the Muir College at Allahabad, with Principal and Professors.
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    ^ Member Academic Council of the Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Dayalbagh, Agra for one- ; year w.e.f 1.7.2000.
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    ^ Education is represented by 3 higher schools, 9 middle-class, and 781 elementary schools, inspected by the officers of the Education Department, and attended by 18,027 pupils.
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    .In 1975, it formulated an innovative and comprehensive programme of undergraduate studies which received approbation from the Government of Uttar Pradesh and the University Grants Commission, as a result of which in 1981 the Ministry of Education, Government of India, conferred the status of an institution deemed to be a University on the Dayalbagh Educational Institute, to implement the new scheme.
  • Central Institute of Hindi, Central Institute of Hindi (also known as Kendriya Hindi Sansthan) is an autonomous institute under Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India engaged in teaching Hindi as a foreign and second language.^ The new regime for the Government of India begins.
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    ^ Languages known : English, Hindi,PUNJABI .
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    ^ Language known : English ,Hindi & Punjabi .
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    .Apart from running regular and residential Hindi language courses for foreign students, the institute also conducts regular training programmes for teachers of Hindi belonging to non-Hindi states of India.^ Brazil also said it would freeze any "funds, financial assets and economic resources belonging to individuals or institutions involved in the Iranian nuclear programme".

    ^ Member of Institution of Engineers (India), Ludhiana Student Technician Chapter from 1996 to 2000.
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    ^ These operations usually consist of supplying equipment, training, and advisory assistance to non-state actors.

    .The institute is situated at a 11 acres (4.5 ha) campus on the outskirts of Agra city.^ The city of Agra itself is situated on the west bank of the Jumna, about the centre of the District.
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    ^ Since the mall would be situated on the outskirts of the city, special arrangements of shuttle buses from different venues would be arranged by the group to ferry customers .
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    .Headquartered in Agra the institute has eight regional centers in Delhi, Hyderabad, Mysore, Shillong, Dimapur, Guwahati, Ahmedabad and Bhubneshwar.^ Other projects include: It has been decided to upgrade the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences in Imphal with facilities on par with AIIMS, New Delhi.
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    ^ Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Delhi, Guwahati, Jaipur and Malegaon have all seen serial bomb blasts in which hundreds of ordinary people have been killed and wounded.

    The institute is the only government run institution in India established solely for research and teaching of Hindi as a foreign and second language.

Colleges

Agra is also home to some of the oldest and renowned colleges
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  • Seth Padam Chand Jain Institute of Business & Economics (SPCJ), is the oldest Management Institute in Agra.^ Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur on Applications of neural networks on Business ; management , in the QIP Course on from May 24, 2000.
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    ^ P.G.S.I.B (Post Graduate Studies in International Business): Studied “International Financial Management” under this course from Indraprastha Institute of Technology & Management, New Delhi.
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    ^ Hindustan Institute of Management & Computer Studies, Agra Mathura Road, Farah ; Introduction to Soft Computing and its Applications , on 21-9-2001.
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    It provides Masters Degree in Business Management and offers specialisations in Marketing, Finance and Human Resources Management.
  • School of Life Sciences(SLS Khandari, Agra), is the biggest college for Master's education of Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar University, Agra (formerly Agra University), situated at Khandari campus, Agra(UP).
  • Dau Dayal Institute of Vocational Education is an Institute run by Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar University, Agra (formerly Agra University) and is situated at Khandari campus, Agra (U.P.). Students can pursue courses like Masters in Computer Management, Bachelor of Science (Computer Applications) and other job-oriented courses in Tourism Management.
  • Agra College
  • Institute of Engineering & Technology Khandari (I.E.T. Khandari, Agra), is the prestigious and renowned engineering institute of Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar University, Agra (formerly Agra University), situated at Khandari, Agra in Uttar Pradesh.
  • Sarojini Naidu Medical College, Agra, named the first Indian woman to become the President of the Indian National Congress and the first woman to become the Governor of Uttar Pradesh: the freedom fighter and poet Sarojini Naidu. Founded in 1854, S. N. Medical College & Hospital is one of the three oldest medical schools in India.
  • St. John's College, Agra was established in 1850 by the Church Missionary Society of England through the efforts of the Agra C. M. S. Association which came into being in 1840. Shankar Dayal Sharma, the 9th President of India received his education from St. John's college.
  • F.E.T Agra College, Agra, Carrying the legacy of Agra College and Agra University, Faculty of Engineering and technology came into existence in the Year 1999, the college which is over a decade old can boast of strong alumni base which is spread all across the world.
  • Raja Balwant Singh College, RBS College is one of the biggest college of Asia and was started by Awagarh Kingdom. .This college has the largest campus area and maximum number of education branches.
  • Anand Engineering College, Agra is affiliated to U.P. Technical University Lucknow.^ (Power Engineering), Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Ludhiana (affiliated to Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar) in 2000-02, scored 68.35% marks, Highest marks in Univ.
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    ^ Nevertheless, these foreign missions played a prominent cultural role in the area, ; building a number of influential schools, hospitals and colleges.
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    ^ Education Qualifications:- : (B.A) Passed in university of Agra year 2004 Computer Skills : 6th Month Basic Language and 6th Months Computer Ms office, .
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    .It is a part of SGI(Sarda Group of Institutions) a well known educational group of North India.
  • B.M.A.S Engineering College, Agra is affiliated to U.P. Technical University Lucknow.^ The principal educational institution is the Muir College at Allahabad, with Principal and Professors.
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    ^ Member of Institution of Engineers (India), Ludhiana Student Technician Chapter from 1996 to 2000.
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    It is a part of SGI(Sarda Group of Institutions) a well known educational group of North India.
  • IBRC, Agra (Institute of biotechnology and research center) provides training in biotechnology.

Schools

.British people also introduced English medium schools to the city known as convent schools as they were attached to a church.^ If you ever experienced talking to those who have had education in English medium schools one would realize how bad most Indians speak.
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^ Bangalore is the capital city of Karnataka, known for its treelined avenues and Gothic ; Churches.

^ The station, with an English church, club, barracks, hospital, and Lawrence School, is charmingly situated near the s.w.
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Some of the prominent schools areç
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  • Agra Public School, Agra.
  • Air Force School, Kheria, Agra.
  • Army School Agra Cantt.
  • Delhi Public School, Agra
  • Government Inter College, Agra.
  • The Nobles League School, Agra.^ Incidentally, if the government is unwilling to use the capability its air force has of shooting down drones, as was demonstrated to the PM recently, why are we acquiring such expensive systems?

    ^ The Indian Army and the Indian Air Force went into the glacier region.

    ^ He left behind a crumbling empire, a corrupt and inefficient administration, a demoralized army, a discredited government facing public bankruptcy and alienated subjects.
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    Agra's first International School.
  • Maharaja Agrasen Inter college, Agra
  • Maharaja Agrasen Baal Mandir, Agra
  • Mahavir Digember Jain Inter College Agra
  • Model School, Shahganj, Agra
  • N. C. V. Inter college, Agra Cantt.
  • Radhaswami Educational Institute,DayalBagh,Agra
  • RBS Inter College, Khandari, Agra
  • St. Anthony's Junior college, Agra
  • St. Augustine Secondary School, Agra
  • St. Clare's Senior Secondary School
  • St. Francis Convent School, Wazirpura Road, Agra
  • St. George's College, Garden Road Baluganj. and unit-II, Bagh Farzana.
  • St. Patrick's Junior College, Agra, built in 1842, 1st Convent of Jesus and Mary in Asia, and IInd in the world
  • St. Paul's College, Agra
  • St. Conrad's Inter College, Agra built in 1977, it provides the finest education in Agra
  • St. Peter's College, Agra, built in 1846, is in fact one of the oldest of its kind in the country.
  • Sumeet Rahul Goel Memorial Senior Secondary School, Kamla Nagar, Agra

Gallery

References

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  4. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. http://web.archive.org/web/20040616075334/http://www.censusindia.net/results/town.php?stad=A&state5=999. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
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  6. ^ Koroth, Nandakumar. History of Bekal Fort. 
  7. ^ "ITC unveils Asia's largest spa in Agra". Economic Times (India). 2008-03-09. http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/Features/The_Sunday_ET/Economy/ITC_unveils_Asias_largest_spa_in_Agra/rssarticleshow/2848717.cms. Retrieved 2009-11-08. 
St. John's Inter College, Agra

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From Wikitravel

The Taj Mahal
The Taj Mahal
.Agra [1] is a city in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, some 200 km from the Indian capital city of Delhi.^ Lucknow is the capital city of the state of Uttar Pradesh, India.

^ He took Delhi and Agra and made Agra his capital.
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^ Know your location » North India » Uttar Pradesh » Agra .
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.Agra has the Taj Mahal, one of the most famous buildings and tourist destinations in the world, and two other UNESCO World Heritage sites, the Agra Fort in the city and Fatehpur Sikri nearby.^ Agra    ; ; X ; Agra ; Agra is world famous as home to one of the the New 7 Wonders of the world - the impressive Taj Mahal, one of three World Heritage Sites in Agra, the others being Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri.
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^ Visiting the monumental heritage of Fatehpur Sikri.
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^ This means we got in late to Agra, the city that holds the Taj Mahal.
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The city has little else though. .Pollution, especially smog and litter, is rampant and travellers are pestered by swarms of touts and hawkers at every monument, mosque, temple or palace.^ This beautiful destination is filled with wonderful historical sites including monument, stunning mosque and temple and opulent palaces.
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^ Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Mandwa, etc in Rajasthan are known for magnificent historical & cultural monuments like forts, palaces, havelis, temples, etc.
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^ Even though it is a second tier city that is plagued by pollution and filth, the monuments and palaces have been well preserved and protected.

.That said, the sites are some of the wonders of the world and no trip to India is complete without at least one visit to the Taj.^ No trip to India is complete without a visit to this place that houses the Taj Mahal and other monuments and palaces of historical importance.

^ Whatever it is, it’s beautiful, and no visit (even as fleeting as ours) can be complete without a trip to the Taj.
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^ It is one of the most visited monuments of the world.
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Understand

History

.The earliest reference to Agra is in the ancient epic, the Mahabharata, while Ptolemy was the first person to call it by its modern name.^ Agra finds mention in the epic Mahabharata when it was called Agrabana are Paradise.
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^ The first person who referred Agra by its modern name was Ptolemy.
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^ The earliest reference of Agra can be found in the Mahabharata, when the city was referred as Agravana.
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.Modern Agra was founded by Sikandar Lodhi of the Lodhi dynasty, Delhi Sultanate, in the 16th century.^ About Agra The dream destination Agra was founded by Sikandar Lodhi belonging to the Lodhi dynasty in the 16th century.
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^ Agra was founded by Sikandar Lodhi of the Lodhi dynasty of the Sultanate of Delhi in the 16th century.
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^ It is believed that Sultan Sikandar Lodi, the Ruler of Delhi Sultanate founded Agra in the year 1504.
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.Agra reached its golden age when it served as the capital of the the Mughal rulers of India at the peak of their empire from 1526 to 1658. They built many monumental buildings in the Mughal architectural style (a distinctive mix of Indian and Islamic styles) and Agra has some of the finest examples.^ The monument presents a finest example of Mughal architecture, an architectural style that combines elements of Indian and Persian architectures.
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^ It's a fascinating combination of Islamic and Indian architectural styles.
  • India 1997 - Part one - Delhi, Varanasi and Agra - A Travelogue by Doug Burnett 25 May 2010 20:40 UTC traveldoug.com [Source type: General]

^ Visit the Agra fort and examine the exquisite architecture of the Mughal empire.
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.The Agra Fort, originally built by Rajput rulers of Agra, was rebuilt by the emperors Akbar and Shah Jahan, and it served as a model for the Red Fort in Delhi.^ Also visit Agra Fort, built of red sandstone and marble.
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^ The Shah Jahan was imprisoned in the Agra Fort until his death.
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^ In the afternoon tour the massive Agra Fort , which was built by the Mughal emperor Akbar .

.The lovely tomb, Itmad-ud-Daulah (1628), built by empress Noor Jahan, is a wonderful mix of Persian and Indian architecture and ornamentation.^ Itmad-ud-Daulah Ornamentation .
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^ Itmad-Ud-Daulah ; The city of Agra is full of architectural wonders.
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^ Itmad-ud-Daulah's tomb is a sensory delight.

.Mughal architecture's crowning achievement, the Taj Mahal (1648) is the centerpiece of any visit to Agra.^ The Taj Mahal, /Crown of the Palace/, was completed in 1648.
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^ Taj Mahal means "Crown of the Palace".
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^ Agra Taj Mahal map .
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.Ironically, Agra's greatest builder, the Emperor Shah Jahan, was also responsible for the subsequent decline of the city.^ During that negotiation Shah Jahan was at Agra.
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^ Built in 1652 by Emperor Shah Jahan.
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^ In 1612, Emperor Shah Jahan married.

.His decision to move the capital to the new city of Shahjahanabad in Delhi marked the beginning of the eclipse of Agra.^ The capital then moved to Agra.

^ Its propinquity to New Delhi (the capital city of India) is an added advantage.
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^ Shahjahanabad, or New Delhi, 504.
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.Despite its importance as a military town during the days of the British Empire as well as in independent India, Agra lapsed into a second tier town on the banks of the Jamuna, and that is what it remains to this day.^ We maintain very good professional relationship with all the major hotel chains and independent properties in India including Agra.
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^ The Mughal ; contribution to India will be seen at Agra, Fatehpur Sikri ; and Delhi, while New Delhi will display British power.

^ Day 03 / Delhi - Departure After breakfast check out from hotel and proceed for sightseeing tour of New Delhi where ornate buildings recall the days when India was the Jewel in the crown of the British empire.
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Literature

.Anyone interested in reading a novel based on the remarkable story behind the Taj Mahal's creation should consider Beneath a Marble Sky by John Shors.^ LEGO Creator: Taj Mahal (10189) .
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^ Home » Taj Mahal - A beauty in marble .
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^ The tomb Base The focus of the Taj Mahal is the white marble tomb.

.Beneath a Marble Sky is an international bestseller, has won multiple awards, and is being made into a movie by Hollywood.^ To facilitate mutual interaction ; between these organizations they have been divided into 15 groups ; & attempts are being made to organize group wise programmes.
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^ The marble was cold and smooth beneath my feet as I made my way straight to the mausoleum entrance.
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^ It is only beneath an intensely blue sky that one can realize the full and exquisite elTect of pure white marble.
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.Other book (historical fiction) is The Taj by Colin De Silva.^ He claims that the origins of the Taj, together with all the other historic structures in the country currently ascribed to Muslim sultans, pre-date the Muslim occupation of India and have a Hindu origin.
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^ No trip to India is complete without a visit to this place that houses the Taj Mahal and other monuments and palaces of historical importance.

^ It contains the famous personal library of philanthropist Niranjan Zamindar and has over 28,000 books and other artifacts of historical importance.
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Get in

.Agra is 200 km southeast from Delhi and is one of the points of the tourist's Golden Triangle of Agra-Delhi-Jaipur.^ Part one - Delhi, Varanasi and Agra .
  • India 1997 - Part one - Delhi, Varanasi and Agra - A Travelogue by Doug Burnett 25 May 2010 20:40 UTC traveldoug.com [Source type: General]

^ One of the most popular tourist circuits in India is the Golden Triangle tour - comprising of stints in Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur.
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^ Golden Triangle is one of the busiest   most popular Tourist Destination our India & consists of Delhi, Agra & Jaipur.
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.Agra is also very well connected via rail and road with other nearby cities and tourist destinations.^ These destination are excusrions of Agra city.
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^ This is well connected with those cities by train route and by road also .
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^ It is well connected to Delhi, Jaipur and other nearby major cities of India.
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By plane

.Service to Agra's Kheria Airport (IATA: AGR ICAO: VIAG) is seasonal.^ Service to Agra's Kheria Airport is seasonal.
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^ Real Travelers This Oberoi hotel is conveniently located approximately 600 meters from The Taj Mahal at Agra and eight miles from Agra Kheria Airport.
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^ The Agra airport or the Kheria airport has all the major domestic airlines having their services to this place of the Taj.
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.As of November 2008, the city is served by Kingfisher Airlines and Air India Regional, who both fly on the Delhi-Agra-Jaipur tourist triangle route.^ The golden triangle travel circuit covers Delhi, Agra and Jaipur.
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^ This is the region made up of three significant (and nowadays highly touristic) cities: Delhi , Agra and Jaipur .
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^ This morning fly to the “Pink City,” Jaipur.
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.The flight time to either is less than an hour.^ In less than one month’s time.

^ Less than an hour’s drive from Agra, this enchanting, historic complex was once the capital of the Mughal Empire.

^ It's residents receive barely two hours of water supply daily and the antiquated sewage system caters to less than half the population.
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By train

.Agra is on the main train line between the Delhi-Mumbai (Bombay) and Delhi-Chennai routes, and many trains connect Agra with these cities every day.^ These destination are excusrions of Agra city.
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^ This is well connected with those cities by train route and by road also .
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^ Agra is well connected by rail to Delhi.
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.Some east-bound trains from Delhi also travel via Agra, so direct connections to points in Eastern India (including Kolkata) are also available.^ Agra is well connected by rail to Delhi.
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^ It comes before Agra if travelling from Delhi.
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^ Day 3 Delhi to Agra ; Morning train to Agra.

.There are close to 20 trains to Delhi every day, and at least three or four to both Mumbai and Chennai.^ There are close to 20 trains to Delhi every day, and at least three or four to both Mumbai and Chennai.
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^ Day 3 Delhi to Agra ; Morning train to Agra.

^ Day 17: Delhi Amritsar (By train) .
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.Agra and Delhi are notorious for their thick winter fog which reduces visibility to almost zero.^ Supposedly we should be able to see the Taj from the walls of the Fort, but with the fog and thick pollution commingling, visibility was a whopping 200 meters at the height of the afternoon.
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^ Instead, let me take you on the journey I took through Delhi and Agra this winter with my family, visiting the landmarks of Mughal history.

^ That and the heat in Delhi does reduce visibility in the summers.
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.If traveling in late December or early January (the fog season), travelers should be aware that, because of the reduced visibility, all trains slow down and travel time goes up.^ What goes up must come down.

^ We plan to conduct an extensive business planning process that will be completed in early December, at which time all five projects will have more detailed plans to guide project implementation.
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^ "It is high time that the tourist influx into the Taj Mahal was slowed down in the interest of the ageing monument.

.The Bhopal Shatabdi, for example, may arrive in Agra well after 10AM, and might return to Delhi well after midnight.^ Agra is well connected by rail to Delhi.
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^ By Rail: Agra is well connected by excellent train services to Delhi such as The Shatabdi Express (2 hrs), Taj Express (2.5 hrs), Intercity Express (3 hrs).
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^ For those coming from; Delhi, the Shatabdi Express (which arrives in Agra at 9 am and returns at 8.15 pm) is very; convenient.
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There are three stations in Agra:

Stations

.
  • Agra Cantt (Station Code : AGC) is the main railway station and lies southwest of the Taj and Agra Fort, both of which are a short ride from the station by car, auto-rickshaw, or cycle rickshaw.^ There are three stations in Agra: * Agra Cantt (Station Code : AGC) is the main railway station and lies southwest of the Taj and Agra Fort, both of which are a short ride from the station by car, auto-rickshaw, or cycle rickshaw.
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    ^ Station Road Agra Cantt, Agra, 282001 .
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    ^ It is 3 km from Agra Cantt railway station and 6 km from Agra airport.
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    .There is a prepaid taxi stand right outside that charges a flat Rs 120 to any hotel in the city.The station has a pretty good Comesum food court that also sells cheap, hygienic takeaway snacks (sandwiches, samosas, etc).
  • Agra Fort station (Station Code : AF) near Agra Fort, is infrequently serviced by the interstate express trains.^ Most of the hotels in Agra are located near the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort.
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    ^ There's a prepaid taxi stand right outside that charges a flat Rs.120 to any hotel in the city.
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    ^ Description: Visit the Agra Fort and the city.

    .The station serves trains to the east (Kanpur, Gorakhpur, Kolkata) some of these trains also stop at Agra Cantt.
  • Raja Ki Mandi (Station Code : RKM) is a small station.^ Some of the trains which stop at Agra Cantt also stop here.
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    ^ Station Road Agra Cantt, Agra, 282001 .
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    ^ Raja Ki Mandi (Station Code : RKM) is a small station.
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    .Some of the trains which stop at Agra Cantt also stop here.^ Some of the trains which stop at Agra Cantt also stop here.
    • AGRA CITY GUIDE : agra's No.1 Premier Portal-Provide Indepth City Information 10 February 2010 10:55 UTC agracityguide.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The Agra Cantt train station is 5km to the west, so it will cost you around Rs 50 to bring you there.
    • Taj Mahal Reviews and Photos, Agra - IgoUgo 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC www.igougo.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The luxury trains - the Palace on Wheels, and the Royal Rajasthan On Wheels also stop at Agra on their eight day round trip of tourist destinations in Rajasthan and Agra.
    • AGRA CITY GUIDE : agra's No.1 Premier Portal-Provide Indepth City Information 10 February 2010 10:55 UTC agracityguide.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .The station has a laid-back and lazy atmosphere, but springs into life at the arrival of Intercity exp and Taj express.
  • Agra City is in the heart of Agra.^ This is the reason, that Agra is also known as the city of Taj.
    • Taj Mahal Agra Tour,Taj Mahal Agra Travels,Agra Tours Travels,Delhi Jaipur Agra Tour 25 May 2010 20:40 UTC www.lawrenceindia.com [Source type: General]

    ^ It is a very laid back station and springs into life at the arrival of Intercity Express and Taj Express.
    • AGRA CITY GUIDE : agra's No.1 Premier Portal-Provide Indepth City Information 10 February 2010 10:55 UTC agracityguide.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ By Rail: Agra is well connected by excellent train services to Delhi such as The Shatabdi Express (2 hrs), Taj Express (2.5 hrs), Intercity Express (3 hrs).
    • Travel taj mahal | Taj Mahal uttar pradesh | Taj Mahal travel guide 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC touristspotsindia.com [Source type: General]

    A relic of the meter gauge era, this station is not particularly useful.

Lines

.
  • Delhi to Agra - Close to 20 trains connect Delhi and Agra each day with journey times varying from 2 hours to 5 hours.^ Day 20 : ; Agra / Vrindavan tour .
    • Elegant India Taj Mahal Energy Enhancement Meditation Course and 5 Star Holiday Tour 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC www.energyenhancement.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Agra is well connected by rail to Delhi.
    • Can anoune suggest some Nice places near Delhi for a weekend ? - Yahoo! Answers India 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC in.answers.yahoo.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Need train Schedule from delhi to Agra.
    • Taj Mahal, Agra, India | World Reviewer 25 May 2010 20:40 UTC www.worldreviewer.com [Source type: General]

    .The best options are the Bhopal Shatabdi Express (departs New Delhi at 0615 arriving Agra Cantt at 0812; departs Agra Cantt at 2030 arriving New Delhi at 2230, daily except Friday) and the Taj Express (departs Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin at 0715 arriving Agra Cantt at 1007; departs Agra cantt at 1855 arriving Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin at 2200, daily).
  • Agra to Jaipur - The journey to Jaipur (Station Code : JP) takes around 4 hour by train no.^ The fastest and most comfortable train to and from Delhi is the daily AC Shatabdi Express (two hours).

    ^ Description: Drive to Jaipur This journey will take 5-6 hours.

    ^ This journey will take 5-6 hours.

    2988 which leaves Agra Fort Railway Station at 6:25 PM and reaches Jaipur at around 10:20PM.
  • The Luxury train - Palace on Wheels stops at Agra on its eight day round trip of tourist destinations in Rajasthan and Agra.

A Day's Excursion from Delhi to Agra

.It is easy to visit Agra as a comfortable day trip by train from Delhi.^ Need train Schedule from delhi to Agra.
  • Taj Mahal, Agra, India | World Reviewer 25 May 2010 20:40 UTC www.worldreviewer.com [Source type: General]

^ Optional : Day return trip to Agra by road or by train.
  • A Princely Tour - A Cultural Tour to Rajasthan and Udaipur with accomodation in Heritage hotels - be a maharaja of india - A complete Royal tour of Rajasthan, India.Maharaja tour 25 May 2010 20:40 UTC www.eholidaysindia.com [Source type: General]

^ Day 1 Delhi to Agra ; Drive by car to Agra.

.Rise early in the morning and hop on to an AC chair car seat on the Bhopal Shatabdi (6:15AM) at New Delhi Railway Station (conveniently close to the backpacker hangout of Paharganj).^ Early morning transfer to Railway Station to board train to Lucknow.

^ Morning embark on a tour of New Delhi.
  • Spiritual Tours: Varanasi India with Tour Reviews - Ruba.com 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC www.ruba.com [Source type: General]

^ Board the early morning flight to Delhi.

.Breakfast is served on the train (included in the fare), usually an omelet with a couple of slices of bread and coffee or tea.^ Breakfast and dinner included on board the train.

^ Tea and biscuits on train before breakfast .
  • Picasa Web Albums - McNair - India 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC picasaweb.google.com [Source type: General]

^ The off-season rates we got were good (approx.C$45) Breakfast included, which was served on their rooftop garden restaurant.
  • An India travelogue covering the cities of Jaipur, Mumbai, Agra, and Delhi - The India Travel Forum | indiamike.com 25 May 2010 20:40 UTC www.indiamike.com [Source type: General]

.Arrive refreshed in Agra and, depending on your budget, either rent a car for the day or use rickshaws to get around.^ Day 1 Delhi to Agra ; Drive by car to Agra.

^ Your day ends in Agra.
  • Spiritual Tours: Varanasi India with Tour Reviews - Ruba.com 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC www.ruba.com [Source type: General]

^ Same day Trip to Agra by Car .
  • Taj Mahal India, Taj Mahal India,Taj Mahal Agra, Taj Mahal Travel- Taj Mahal Information - Tajmahal India, India tours, Tours to India,Tajmahal, tachmahal, Indien taj mahal, india guide 10 February 2010 10:55 UTC www.tajmahalagra.in [Source type: General]

.A visit to the Taj, followed by Agra Fort does not take a great deal of time.^ Description: Visit the Agra Fort and the city.

^ So visit India and visit the Taj Mahal in Agra.
  • Local - Yoga Month Community - National Yoga Month and TITANS OF YOGA, Free Yoga Classes 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC communities.yogamonth.org [Source type: News]

^ We next visited the Agra Fort.
  • India 1997 - Part one - Delhi, Varanasi and Agra - A Travelogue by Doug Burnett 25 May 2010 20:40 UTC traveldoug.com [Source type: General]

.Add a visit to Akbar's tomb and/or itmad-ud-daulah (auto-rickshaw or taxi required), and you will still have time for a comfortable lunch and some r&r before catching the return train at 8:30PM where you can dine in the comfort of your seat (dinner is included in the fare).^ Breakfast and dinner included on board the train.

^ You suggest some training in Hlite.
  • FunPen 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC funpen.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I'd love to visit India some time...
  • Taj Mahal - The Symbol Of Eternal Love! 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC hubpages.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.With a hired car, it is even possible for the hardy soul to swing by for a visit to Fatehpur Sikri for the complete Agra visit!^ En route visit Fatehpur Sikri.

^ Enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri.

^ Morning proceed to Agra enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri.
  • Incredible India Tourism,India Tours,Tourism in Rajasthan Kerala North India 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC www.ramatoursindia.com [Source type: General]

By bus

.A number of buses connect Agra with Delhi.^ Agra is well connected by rail to Delhi.
  • Can anoune suggest some Nice places near Delhi for a weekend ? - Yahoo! Answers India 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC in.answers.yahoo.com [Source type: General]

^ Access Agra is connected to Delhi by air.
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^ By Rail: Agra is well connected by excellent train services to Delhi such as The Shatabdi Express (2 hrs), Taj Express (2.5 hrs), Intercity Express (3 hrs).
  • Travel taj mahal | Taj Mahal uttar pradesh | Taj Mahal travel guide 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC touristspotsindia.com [Source type: General]

.It takes around 4-5 hours to reach Agra by bus.^ A bus to Khajuraho takes about 10 hours from Agra.
  • Travel to Agra, India - Travel to Agra by Train, By Air or By Bus, Agra Travel by Flight 10 February 2010 10:55 UTC www.idiscoverindia.com [Source type: News]

^ It takes around 4 hours by car from Delhi to Agra depending on the traffic.

^ The city of Agra is surounded by various other places of historical significance and can be visited in the day by taxis or by taking a bus.
  • Agra India, Agra City, Agra Guide, Agra Location, Agra Business, Agra in India, How to reach Agra, Climate of Agra, Agra District. 25 May 2010 20:40 UTC www.iloveindia.com [Source type: News]

There are basically three interstate bus stands:
  • Idgah Bus Stand is the primary bus stand for intercity travel, in the heart of the city, 8 km from the Taj.
  • Bijlighar Bus Stand (also called Powerhouse Bus Stand) located near the Red Fort, 6 km from the Taj.
  • New Bus Stand at transport nagar, 12 km from the Taj, is only for other state's bus services (i.e. all except U.P. Roadways).
  • From Delhi: NH2, a modern divided highway, connects the 200 km distance from Delhi to Agra. .The drive is typically 4-5 hours, a large chunk of which includes navigating the clogged roads around Delhi to get to the highway.^ It takes around 4 hours to get there from Delhi by road.
    • Taj Mahal 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC maniza.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Return to Delhi around 2130 hours stopping midway for refreshments.
    • Delhi Agra Tours, Taj Mahal, India Gate, Buland Darwaza , Jantar Mantar, Agra Fort, Red Fort, Parliament House, Taj Mahal, India Gate, Sikandra, Buland Darwaza, Parliament House, Agra Fort, Red Fort, Amar Singh Gate, Purana Quila, Diwan-i-Am, Jama Masjid 25 May 2010 20:40 UTC delhiagratours.com [Source type: General]
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    ^ TRANSPORT: Agra, city of the Taj Mahal, on the Bank of river Yamuna, is only 2.5 hours away by train, four hours by road and 30 minutes by air from Delhi.
    • Agra hotels | Book from 44 Agra hotels | Agra hotels tariff | Agra accommodation | Budget and luxury hotels rate in Agra : Inasra.com 25 May 2010 20:40 UTC www.inasra.com [Source type: General]

    .The primary access to the highway is along Mathura Road in Delhi but, if coming from South Delhi or Delhi Airport, it is easier to take Aurobindo Marg (Mehrauli Road) and then work up to NH2 via Tughlakabad.^ Mathura-Delhi road .
    • List of Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains of Agra -;Archaeological Survey of India 25 May 2010 20:40 UTC asi.nic.in [Source type: News]

    ^ Day 01: Arrival Delhi Arrive delhi international airport & meet on assistance and pick up A/c car with driver, transfer to hotel, chek in hotel.Night stay in Delhi.
    • Rajasthan Countryside Tours, Indian Countryside Tour, Rajasthan India Countryside Tours 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC www.rajasthantour.com [Source type: General]

    ^ We will also ; take short trips to conservation projects in ; Agra, Fathpur Sikri, Jodhpur, and Nagaur for ; comparison with the work in Delhi.
    • akpia aktc 25 May 2010 20:40 UTC web.mit.edu [Source type: Academic]

    While the highway is divided, it is important to keep an eye out for trucks, cars, and bullock carts heading the wrong way!
.It is possible to hire a car with a driver (a big car for five persons from/to the Delhi airport costs Rs 3500).^ Arrive at Delhi and you are greeted at the airport by your personal driver.

^ Arriving from Delhi by air-conditioned car on the Taj Express (2-3 hours) ; will run you only about $10 a person.

^ I hired a car with a driver, which might not be the fastest way to get there, as trtaffic on Indian roads are quite hectic.
  • Out of Delhi-Taj Mahal- Delhi, India - VirtualTourist.com 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC www.virtualtourist.com [Source type: General]

But beware! .If you need to get from Agra to the airport in order to catch a flight, be sure to allow plenty of time for the trip, as traffic conditions may increase the drive time significantly.^ In time transfer to the ; airport for flight to Delhi.
  • TRAVEL CORPORATION ( INDIA ) LTD. 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC www.ryalsmeet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Transfer to airport to catch flight for Srinagar.

^ Next, you will be transferred to the airport in time for your flight to Varanasi.
  • Best of North India Tour, Best of North India Trips, Best of North India Tour Packages 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC www.indianluxurytours.com [Source type: General]

Also, it is wise to know your driver. .There are situations when he may take over five hours to cover the distance, and you cannot force him to drive any faster than an autorickshaw (tuk-tuk).^ There may be no opposition, but you; cannot count on this.
  • 41 Years in India - From Subaltern to Commander-in-Chief - Lord Roberts of Kandahar 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC www.gutenberg.org [Source type: Original source]

^ This drive takes approximately five hours.

^ Then, take a 3-hour drive to Wasgamuwa.
  • IndIa: Through The eyes of a TIger 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC www.stlzoo.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.
  • From Jaipur: National Highway 11, a two lane undivided highway, connects Agra with Jaipur via the bird sanctuary town of Bharatpur.^ Lunch at the ; Bharatpur bird sanctuary.

    ^ Day 18 Jaipur to Bharatpur ; After breakfast leave for Bharatpur bird sanctuary.

    ^ Road: Agra has the National Highway Numbers 2, 3, and 11 passing through it.
    • Taj Mahal Agra Tours Package City Tour To Agra 25 May 2010 20:40 UTC www.travelchacha.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .The distance of around 255 Km can be covered in around 4 hours.
  • From Gwalior: A distance of around 120 km, takes around 1.5 hours on the National highway 3 (Agra- Mumbai Highway)
  • From Lucknow / Kanpur: NH2, the divided modern highway, continues on to Kanpur (285km, 5 hours) and from there to points East ending in Kolkata.^ Covering a distance of 88 kms.

    ^ SO 200 km ; or 120 miles takes on the average, 4-5 hours.
    • 25 January On the way to Agra and Jaipur 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC www.siue.edu [Source type: General]

    ^ It takes around 4 hours to get there from Delhi by road.
    • Taj Mahal 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC maniza.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    From Kanpur, NH25 heads for the city of Lucknow (90 km, 2 hours).

Get around

.Tongas, electric buses and electric tempos are readily available, and the best way to get to the Taj where no cars are sllowed.^ The Taj Mahal pictures were meant to be viewed in the order I uploaded them, but there appears to be no way to reorder galleries in posterous once they've been sent.
  • Rina and Jim's Travels - Filed under 'Agra' 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC jimmyjoe.posterous.com [Source type: General]

^ Reaching Vrindavan from Mathura is very easy as there is frequent buses, shared tempos and taxis that are available throughout the day.
  • Agra Blog - The City of TAJ 25 May 2010 20:40 UTC www.agramycity.com [Source type: General]

^ Electric buses and tempos run at regular intervals to carry tourists close to the complex.
  • Agra travel, Agra hotels transportation 10 February 2010 10:55 UTC www.agra-hotel.in [Source type: General]

.Auto-rickshaws and cycle-rickshaws are available every where, remember to agree on fares clearly in advance.^ Auto-rickshaws rarely charge by the meter, and the normal practice is to bargain and fix the fare before the ride to save any later unpleasantness.
  • Agra travel, Agra hotels transportation 10 February 2010 10:55 UTC www.agra-hotel.in [Source type: General]

^ Treat every auto-rickshaw driver as a cheat and a liar (because they are).

^ You can travel to Taj Mahal by making use of taxi, tempo, auto-rickshaw or cycle rickshaw.
  • Taj Mahal Facts, Taj Mahal India, Taj Mahal Information, Taj Mahal Agra, Taj Mahal History, Taj Mahal Architecture 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC india.mapsofindia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The best way to experince the city is to take a walk on the Mall Road (Sadar).^ The best way to see Old Delhi is on Rickshaw, unless you can walk.
  • TRAVEL CORPORATION ( INDIA ) LTD. 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC www.ryalsmeet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Located on the main Mall road, the hotel is conveniently located in the centre of the city.
  • Hotels in Agra - India | Book Agra Hotels On Cleartrip 10 February 2010 10:55 UTC www.cleartrip.com [Source type: General]

^ The piece of land, which is part of GOR-I, is next to College Road and Upper Mall on city canal, near the Naval War College.
  • Lahore: Progress News & Updates [Archive] - SkyscraperCity 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC www.skyscrapercity.com [Source type: News]

.The street is full of handicraft and leather goods shops.^ You will be taken to the local markets where you can bargain for artistic handicrafts and leather goods as well as the embossed work on marble.
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^ Visit the ; vibrant shopping complex of Connaught Place, the Delhi Haat for handicraft goods ; and delicious food and excellent Mughal architecture.

^ Advantages: Opens until 8.00pm weekdays, good range of high street shops Disadvantages: Out of town, shops not under one building.
  • The Fort - Review - The Fort Shopping Centre 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC travel.ciao.co.uk [Source type: General]

.You will also find plenty of food items quite unique to the city.^ In many case, you would find that the price finally paid by you ultimately was quite below the original price demanded by the seller.
  • India - Wikia Travel 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC travel.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Quite naturally, this city attracts plenty of Indian tourists as well as foreign tourists who come to experience the Taj and the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of Agra.
  • Agra Airport,Airport of Agra,Airport in Agra,Agra;; 25 May 2010 20:40 UTC www.asiarooms.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Sometimes, you will find a pure Goan atmosphere if you are able to spot a joint which is just a part of a house, a room or a hall, serving a variety of drinks and foods.
  • India - Wikia Travel 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC travel.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

By car

.Cars are not allowed near the Taj Complex, but the rest of Agra is easily discovered by car.^ Taj Mahal complex (Agra) .
  • Discover Agra: Photos and hotspots on Google Maps, no need to book a flight or hotel 25 May 2010 20:40 UTC wiki.worldflicks.org [Source type: General]

^ Hotels near Taj Mahal in Agra .
  • Hotels in Agra, Agra Hotels, Online Booking of Agra Hotels, List of Hotels in Agra, Taj Mahal Agra 10 February 2010 10:55 UTC hotelsinagra.net [Source type: General]

^ Located close to the Taj Mahal, the Oberoi Amarvilas is also near Agra City and Agra Cantonment Railway Station.
  • Kensington Tours-Private Guided Travel: 12 Day Quintessential India 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC www.kensingtontours.com [Source type: General]
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.Rental is available from the following companies, Enterprises Car Rental and Hertz.^ You can visit all these places in a luxurious way by hiring car from the any of the car rental in rajasthan Company.
  • triangle - Yoga Month Community - National Yoga Month and TITANS OF YOGA, Free Yoga Classes 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC communities.yogamonth.org [Source type: General]

^ But the best way to visit these tourism destinations is through hiring the car from any of the Car rental in Rajasthan companies.
  • triangle - Yoga Month Community - National Yoga Month and TITANS OF YOGA, Free Yoga Classes 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC communities.yogamonth.org [Source type: General]

^ Many car rental companies also have special weekly or weekend deals and offer special discounts.
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.You can either book a taxi from hotel or directly book one outside the railway station.^ Are you looking for Hotel Booking ?
  • Agra Blog - The City of TAJ 25 May 2010 20:40 UTC www.agramycity.com [Source type: General]

^ On arrival at Varanasi railway station you will be transferred to your hotel.
  • Unexplored Rajasthan India,Rajasthan Tour,Rajasthan Destination Holidays,Rajasthan India ,Desert and Heritage Trip to Rajasthan India 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC www.travelntoursindia.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ It uplifts you – one feels more significant as a human being within its confines than outside it.
  • Taj Mahal,Taj Mahal India Travel,Taj Mahal Travel India,Tajmahel India Travel Agra 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC www.indiasite.com [Source type: General]

.There is government authorized taxi stand.^ There was a taxi stand near the hotel and I had talked with a few of the drivers earlier.
  • India 1997 - Part one - Delhi, Varanasi and Agra - A Travelogue by Doug Burnett 25 May 2010 20:40 UTC traveldoug.com [Source type: General]

^ There was a small man standing on a box at the taxi queue, directing people to their designated cabs as if he were sending troops to war.

.950Rs/day for 12 hours.^ DAY 10 : UDAIPUR - MUMBAI - GOA ; DAY 11 : GOA ; DAY 12 : GOA ; DAY 13 : GOA - MUMBAI ; DAY 14 : MUMBAI ; (3 HOURS) ; (1 HOUR) ; Transfer to airport to catch flight for Mumbai and then ; connecting flight to Goa (there is no direct flight from ; Udaipur to Goa).

^ It’s like shift work – individuals each day waking up, driving into work, going to war for 12 hours, coming back home, years on end.

^ DAY 11 : NUBRA - KHARDUNG LA - LEH ; DAY 12 : LEH - DELHI ; DAY 13 : DELHI ; ( 130 KM, 5 HOURS) ; (1¼ HOURS) ; After breakfast at the camp, departure to Leh with lunch ; box.

.It maybe more costy to book through hotel.^ As I say, I booked through hotels.com, and got a great deal.
  • Trident Agra, Agra, India - Reviews and Hotel Information - VirtualTourist.com 10 February 2010 10:55 UTC www.virtualtourist.com [Source type: General]

^ If you just stick with one Hotel Booking site, you could be paying more for the same reservation.
  • India Budget Travel Guide | AsiaExplorers with Timothy Tye 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC www.asiaexplorers.com [Source type: News]

^ Be aware that many travel agencies in India are merely commission men who book through more reputable agencies and pocket the extra money you give them.

It is better to negotiate with the driver directly

See

.Agra's top two sights by far are the incomparable Taj Mahal and Agra Fort.^ Krishna at the Agra Fort, with the Taj Mahal in the distance .
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^ The Taj Mahal is around 1.5kms from the hotel and Agra Fort, 5kms away.
  • Trident Agra, Agra, India - Reviews and Hotel Information - VirtualTourist.com 10 February 2010 10:55 UTC www.virtualtourist.com [Source type: General]

^ Afternoon city tour includes ; Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort.

.When planning your sightseeing, take heed of the convoluted entry fee system: for Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Itmud-ad-Daulah, Sikandra and Fatehpur Sikri, you must pay a Rs 500 levy to the Agra Development Authority in addition to the prices mentioned below.^ Site plan of Agra Fort.

^ Account of Delhi, Agra and Fatehpur Sikri with photographs and plans.
  • Verandah Books - India, Central Asia & The Himalayas 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC www.verandahbooks.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ The Taj Mahal is around 1.5kms from the hotel and Agra Fort, 5kms away.
  • Trident Agra, Agra, India - Reviews and Hotel Information - VirtualTourist.com 10 February 2010 10:55 UTC www.virtualtourist.com [Source type: General]

.Once paid, the levy is valid for all sights, but only for one day.^ Once paid, the levy is valid for all sights, but .
  • Discover Agra: Photos and hotspots on Google Maps, no need to book a flight or hotel 25 May 2010 20:40 UTC wiki.worldflicks.org [Source type: General]

^ And this was only one day of our trip.
  • Heart of India (2010) | Traveler Reviews | OAT 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC www.oattravel.com [Source type: General]

^ "If there is one place on the face of earth where all the dreams of living men have found a home from the very earliest days when man began the dream of existence, it is India!"
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.However, If you are not going to the Taj Mahal or happen to turn up on a Friday, then you do not have to pay the Rs 500 levy but a smaller one if you are going to the other sites.^ This was not going to happen however.
  • Project Mayhem 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC www.sinickas.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If you visit the Taj Mahal on the same day you can get a Rs 50 discount however!
  • Agra Fort Reviews and Photos, Agra - IgoUgo 25 May 2010 20:40 UTC www.igougo.com [Source type: General]

^ Taj Mahal and other magnificent buildings.
  • INDIA - The Mughal Empire 25 May 2010 20:40 UTC my.opera.com [Source type: Original source]

Eg Rs 50 for Red Fort
The Taj Mahal
The Taj Mahal
Grand Entrance Building to the Taj Mahal Complex
Grand Entrance Building to the Taj Mahal Complex
Gate to the Taj Mahal Complex showing intricate work and Quranic passeges in Arabic
Gate to the Taj Mahal Complex showing intricate work and Quranic passeges in Arabic
Agra Fort, as seen from the Taj Mahal
Agra Fort, as seen from the Taj Mahal
Please note that the Taj Mahal is closed every Friday
.The Taj Mahal is an immense mausoleum of white marble, built between 1631 and 1648 by order of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favourite wife.^ He build the Taj Mahal (1654) in her memory.
  • Timeline India 25 May 2010 20:40 UTC www.timelines.ws [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In startling contrast to Akbar’s red sandstone palaces are the white marble palaces built by his grandson Shah Jahan, the builder of the Taj Mahal.

^ Shah Jahan then remodelled the palace into his wife's memorial.
  • World Mysteries - Wonders of the World: Taj Mahal, history, construction and controversy 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.world-mysteries.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Taj Mahal means Crown Palace; one of the wife's names was Mumtaz Mahal, Ornament of the Palace.^ TAJ mean crown.
  • Taj Mahal - Panoramic Pictures - FunOnTheNet 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC www.funonthenet.in [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Taj Mahal (meaning Crown Palace) is a Mausoleum that houses the grave of queen Mumtaz Mahal in the lower chamber.
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^ It’s Trump Taj Mahal where one name says it all!
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.The Taj is one of the most well preserved and architecturally beautiful tombs in the world, one of the masterpieces of Indian Muslim architecture, and one of the great sites of the world's heritage.^ It is one of the most recognizable monuments in the world.
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^ It is one of the most beautiful buildings in the world.
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^ The complex has been declared a World Heritage Site.
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.The Taj Mahal has a life of its own that leaps out of marble, provided you understand that it is a monument of love.^ Different people have different views of the Taj but it would be enough to say that the Taj has a life of its own that leaps out of marble, provided you understand that it is a monument of love.
  • Who built Taj mahal? - Yahoo! Answers India 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC in.answers.yahoo.com [Source type: General]

^ Taj Mahal - The symbol of love .
  • Taj Mahal - Panoramic Pictures - FunOnTheNet 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC www.funonthenet.in [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Visit world famous "Taj Mahal", the monument of love ; immortalized in marble.

.The Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore called it a teardrop on the cheek of eternity, while the English poet, Sir Edwin Arnold, said it was Not a piece of architecture, as other buildings are, but the proud passions of an emperor's love wrought in living stones. It is a celebration of woman built in marble and that is the way to appreciate it.^ It is built with marble n stone.
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^ It is a celebration of woman built in marble and that’s the way to appreciate it.
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^ The Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore called it "a teardrop on the cheek of eternity", while the English poet, Sir Edwin Arnold, said it was "Not a piece of architecture, as other buildings are, but the proud passions of an emperor’s love wrought in living stones."
  • Discover Agra: Photos and hotspots on Google Maps, no need to book a flight or hotel 25 May 2010 20:40 UTC wiki.worldflicks.org [Source type: General]

.Although it is one of the most photographed edifices in the world and instantly recognisable, actually seeing it is awe-inspiring.^ It is one of the most recognizable monuments in the world.
  • The Taj Mahal- Agra, India - VirtualTourist.com 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.virtualtourist.com [Source type: General]

^ It is one of the most beautiful buildings in the world.
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^ Despite being one of the most photographed edifices in the world and being instantly recognisable, its physical presence is awe-inspiring.
  • Discover Agra: Photos and hotspots on Google Maps, no need to book a flight or hotel 25 May 2010 20:40 UTC wiki.worldflicks.org [Source type: General]

Not everything is in the photos. .The grounds of the complex include several other beautiful buildings, reflecting pools, and extensive ornamental gardens with flowering trees and bushes, and a small gift shop.^ The grounds of the complex include several other beautiful buildings, reflecting pools, and extensive ornamental gardens with flowering trees and bushes, and a small gift shop.
  • Discover Agra: Photos and hotspots on Google Maps, no need to book a flight or hotel 25 May 2010 20:40 UTC wiki.worldflicks.org [Source type: General]

^ The complex consists of two buildings, one being the mausoleum and the other a gigantic gate, connected to each other via a wide paved walkway.
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^ These include snack bars, duty-free shopping centers, medical services, lost property office and luxurious comfortable lounges among other facilities.
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.The Taj framed by trees and reflected in a pool is amazing.^ The Taj framed by trees and reflected in a pool is amazing.
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^ Measuring 320 m × 300 m, the garden has sunken parterres or flowerbeds, raised pathways, avenues of trees, fountains, water courses, and pools that reflect the Taj Mahal.

^ Not a large structure, but framed by reflecting pools, it transcends all ordinary architecture.
  • ; ;Trade and Cultural Mission to India, Sept. 5-14, 2003;; 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC www.sos.wa.gov [Source type: News]

.Close up, large parts of the building are covered with inlaid stonework.^ Close up, large parts of the building are covered with inlaid stonework.
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^ Color close-ups of semi-precious stones inlaid in white marble, intricate carvings, decorative patterns, and calligraphy enchant the readers.
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^ If you look up at the Taj Mahal, with the main gateway at your back, the mosque is the large red building on your left.
  • Agra: Been There, Done That - IgoUgo Agra Journal 25 May 2010 20:40 UTC www.igougo.com [Source type: General]

.There is an apocryphal tale that Shah Jahan planned to build an exact copy out of black marble on the opposite side of the river.^ Shah Jahan wanted to build another Taj Mahal…one with black marble!
  • Taj Mahal - The Symbol Of Eternal Love! 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC hubpages.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There is an apocryphal tale that Shah Jahan planned to build an exact copy out of black marble on the opposite side of the river.
  • Discover Agra: Photos and hotspots on Google Maps, no need to book a flight or hotel 25 May 2010 20:40 UTC wiki.worldflicks.org [Source type: General]

^ So for 8 years Shah Jahan peered out from the Agra Fort (also a beautiful 16th century remnant of Muslim Mogul rule) gazing upon the Taj Mahal and the Yamuna River, grieving for his lost wife.
  • ; ;Trade and Cultural Mission to India, Sept. 5-14, 2003;; 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC www.sos.wa.gov [Source type: News]

.His plans were foiled by his son, who murdered three elder brothers and overthrew his father to acquire the throne.^ His plans were foiled by his son, who murdered three elder brothers and overthrew his father to acquire the throne.
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^ Akbar started its construction himself but it was completed by his son, Jehangir who significantly modified the original plans which accounts for the somewhat cluttered architectural lines of the tomb.
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^ A son succeeds, but is murdered by Ghiyas-ud-din, who usurps the government.
  • Full text of "The chronology of Modern India, for four hundred years from the close of the fifteenth century, A.D. 1494-1894" 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC www.archive.org [Source type: Original source]

.Shah Jahan is now buried alongside his wife in the Taj Mahal.^ Shah Jahan is now buried alongside his wife in the Taj Mahal.
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^ Shah Jahan was buried in the Taj Mahal, alongside his beloved Mumtaz.

^ Shah Jahan's beloved wife.
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.If you are taking a camera, beware that because the Taj is white your camera may underexpose your photos.^ And be sure to take your camera!; .
  • Heart of India (2010) | Traveler Reviews | OAT 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC www.oattravel.com [Source type: General]

^ If you're taking a camera, beware that because the Taj is white your camera may underexpose your photos.
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^ If you like your photo to be taken in front on the Taj (where Lady Di's picture was taken), there's several professional photographers that will take your picture and have it developed by the time you leave the compound.
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.If it is a film camera you will not find out until it is too late.^ If it's a film camera you won't find out until it's too late.
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^ Can you please find out where is he and let me know.
  • Indian Culture : Glorious Myths 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC o3.indiatimes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But, of course, as soon as other players foresee this happening, you soon find out who your friends are!
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.Overexposure by 1 or 2 stops is recommended.^ Overexposure by 1 or 2 stops is recommended.
  • Discover Agra: Photos and hotspots on Google Maps, no need to book a flight or hotel 25 May 2010 20:40 UTC wiki.worldflicks.org [Source type: General]

.The Taj is open from 6 AM to 7:30 PM every day except Friday.^ The Taj Mahal is open between 6am and 7pm every day except Friday when it's closed for prayers.
  • Taj Mahal, Agra, India | World Reviewer 25 May 2010 20:40 UTC www.worldreviewer.com [Source type: General]

^ The Taj is open from 6 AM to 7:30 PM every day except Friday .
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^ Except Monday open every day from 10-00 to 17-00.
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.Entry costs Rs 250 (plus levy of Rs 500) for foreigners and Rs 20 for Indians.^ Entry to the fort is Rs.250 (plus levy).
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^ Entry costs Rs.
  • Discover Agra: Photos and hotspots on Google Maps, no need to book a flight or hotel 25 May 2010 20:40 UTC wiki.worldflicks.org [Source type: General]

^ The entrance fee for the Taj Mahal was 20 Rupees for the Indians and 750 Rupees for the foreigners.

.Get there as early as possible to beat the crowds, and plan to visit the Taj at least two different times during the day (dusk and dawn are best) in order to experience the full effect of changing sunlight on the amazing building.^ Last time I ate there, I was full for the entire freakin' day.
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^ Get there as early as possible to beat the crowds, and plan to visit the Taj at least two different times during the day (dusk and dawn are best) in order to experience the full effect of changing sunlight on the amazing building.
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^ Taj Mahal changes its moods with the seasons and the different times of the day.

.It is also utterly stunning under a full moon.^ It is also utterly stunning under a full moon.
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^ A third — the utterly incongruous "Oh Sexy Mama" — gets the full treatment and runs under the closing credits.

.The Taj is located pretty much in the middle of town.^ The Taj is located pretty much in the middle of town.
  • Discover Agra: Photos and hotspots on Google Maps, no need to book a flight or hotel 25 May 2010 20:40 UTC wiki.worldflicks.org [Source type: General]

^ I found it odd that in many locations there would be streets lined with shops and establishments all selling side by side pretty much the same products or services.
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.Expect a line to get into the grounds.^ He will, I expect, strike away north into; Khakrez, on which line a vigorous pursuit will give us his guns.
  • 41 Years in India - From Subaltern to Commander-in-Chief - Lord Roberts of Kandahar 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC www.gutenberg.org [Source type: Original source]

.There are three gates.^ Formerly there was a walled enclosure in front of this gate, called the Tripulia, or Three Gates, which was used as a market.
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.The western gate is the main gate where most tourists enter.^ The western gate is the main gate where most tourists enter.
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^ It is a masterpiece of symmetry, Seeming to be floating in the air from a distance, and each revealed as an illusion experienced as one enters through the main gate.
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^ We will ride up to this hilltop palace on a caparisoned, painted elephant, passing through the ancient main gate where Maharajas of Jaipur have entered for four hundred years.
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.A large number of people turn up on weekends and public holidays and entry through the western gate may take hours.^ A large number of people turn up on weekends and public holidays and entry through the western gate may take hours.
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^ Precautions for Swine Flue while Traveling [27/09/09] The scare of Swine flu has panicked a large number of people that are tested with H1N1 virus and even its growing casualties.

^ You can thank your mind.And while you are looking up at the night sky, notice both the large number of stars, and the vastness of space that separates each star.

.The southern and eastern gates are much less busy and should be tried on such days.^ The southern and eastern gates are much less busy and should be tried on such days.
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^ This was as much as three such weak columns; should have tried, or been asked to accomplish.
  • 41 Years in India - From Subaltern to Commander-in-Chief - Lord Roberts of Kandahar 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC www.gutenberg.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Since; that time the army has been reorganized, and depends on Oudh for; its recruits much less than it did in the author's day.
  • W. H. Sleeman - Rambles and Recollections of an Indian;Official 25 May 2010 20:40 UTC www.gutenberg.org [Source type: Original source]

.Security is tight, so leave behind any pocketknives, as well as chewing gum, cigarettes, or anything that could mark the building.^ Security is tight, so leave behind any pocketknives, as well as chewing gum, cigarettes, or anything that could mark the building.
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^ They cause a lot of pollution and leave a lot of stinking cloud behind them as well as the rikshaws by the way.

^ 'And what security have you for the land of your grove in case the landholder should change his mind, or die and leave sons not so well disposed.'
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Tripods are also not allowed. .Strangely, even iPods and similar MP3 and music players are also not allowed.^ But what was even worse, I was missing my two vouchers the company gifted me due to my good work I provided ;-) and my mp3-player was disappeared as well.

^ When we reach the Western Gate of the Taj, we’re frisked, and discover that even my camera remote and Neeti’s iPod aren’t allowed.
  • Agra: Been There, Done That - IgoUgo Agra Journal 25 May 2010 20:40 UTC www.igougo.com [Source type: General]

.But you can leave them at a locker service available for tourists (of course, at your own risk).^ Eat at your own risk.
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^ Do you have any ideas of your own?
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^ They'll have a heart attack if you even try to carry your own suitcases or even open a public door for yourself.
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.Cell phones are allowed inside the complex, providing they are on silent.^ Babu passed his cell phone to Devesh who then passed it to me, explaining that they didn’t believe I had booked Devesh from Toronto.
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^ If anyone is allowed in, then they cannot cook non-veg food inside their own houses.
  • Indian Culture : Glorious Myths 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC o3.indiatimes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Cell phones are not permitted inside the main enclosure area: you have to check them in first at a booth nearby.
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.Guidebooks are to be left at the booths on either side of the entrances.^ The terrace provides a view of the garden below; it is accessed by staircases from the ground floor that lie on either side of the entrance to the mausoleum.
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^ At the head of the bay, and two miles east of Agoada lighthouse, is the entrance to the Mandovi river, which is narrowed by sandbanks on either side to only about one cable.
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^ Pathar Massjid, Srinagar, District Srinagar.— The arches on the left-hand side of the ; entrance and front facade were cleaned with dilute ammonia solution.
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.Do this before you get into the line to get in.^ Do this before you get into the long line to get in.
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^ Before all of that occurred, however, I had to wait in a long line to get into the Taj Mahal complex.

.There are night viewing sessions on the nights of a full moon and the two days before and after (so five days in total).^ Five nights around the full moon day are great days for viewing the eternal beauty of the Taj Mahal.
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^ There are night viewing sessions on the nights of a full moon and the two days before and after (so five days in total).
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^ Some feel the Taj is best seen on a full moon night, others find it ethereal at dawn while some insist that it is sensuous at sunset.
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.Exceptions are Fridays (the Muslim sabbath) and the month of Ramadan.^ Exceptions are Fridays (the Muslim sabbath) and the month of Ramadan.
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.Tickets must be purchased 24 hours in advance, starting at 10am, but do not always sell out, so it can be worth looking into it when you arrive even if well after 10am.^ Have you ever looked into an elephant's trunk?
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^ While I was looking out the front window, I held my breath multiple times as we appeared to be driving straight on into oncoming traffic.

^ They would start airing their views 24 hours without break.
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.Tickets only allow viewing from the red sandstone plaza at the south end of the complex, and only for a 1/2 hour window.^ Built in red sandstone the fort complex is known for its architectural excellence.
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^ Outside is a small garden, and at one end, a chhatri —a domed pavilion—of red sandstone, overlooking the river.
  • Agra: Been There, Done That - IgoUgo Agra Journal 25 May 2010 20:40 UTC www.igougo.com [Source type: General]

^ View the ‘Hawa Mahal’ (Palace of the Wind), the intriguing facade built in 1799 to allow royal ladies to view the city and bazaar from the windows.

.Make sure to wear mosquito repellent.^ Also make sure you have a pair of stockings you can wear, what they give you to wear is very uncomfortable.
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^ Cover your feet, legs, arms and head (either with clothes or repellent) and wear bright clothing (mosquitoes love emos).

^ Make sure windows shut properly or you could end up being eaten alive by mosquitoes.

Entering the palace within Agra Fort
Entering the palace within Agra Fort
The Taj and the Yamuna River from the ramparts of Agra Fort
The Taj and the Yamuna River from the ramparts of Agra Fort
.The fort is similar in layout to the Red Fort in Delhi, but considerably better preserved, as much of Delhi Fort was razed by the British after the Mutiny.^ Red Fort, Delhi, 1638-1648 .

^ Agra Fort should not be confused with the much smaller Red Fort at Delhi.
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^ Entering the palace within Agra Fort The Taj and the Yamuna River from the ramparts of Agra Fort The fort is similar in layout to the Red Fort in , but considerably better preserved, as much of Delhi Fort was razed by the British after the Mutiny.
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.As much as palace as a defensive structure, it is also constructed mainly from red sandstone.^ As much as palace as a defensive structure, it is also constructed mainly from red sandstone.
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^ A ; brilliant red sandstone fort built by the Mughal Emperor Shah ; Jahan (who also built Agra's Taj Mahal) as his ruling palace.
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^ We begin by visiting the Jahangiri Mahal , a long palace of red sandstone, its façade decorated with arches picked out in white marble.
  • Agra: Been There, Done That - IgoUgo Agra Journal 25 May 2010 20:40 UTC www.igougo.com [Source type: General]

.Emperor Akbar, king at 14, began consolidating his empire and, as an assertion of his power built the fort in Agra between 1565 and 1571, at the same time as Humayun's Tomb in Delhi.^ AGRA FORT - Built by the famed Mughal emperor Akbar in 1565 AD, the fort is predominantly of red sandstone.
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^ AGRA FORT - Built by the famed Mughal emperor Akbar in 1565 AD, the fort is ; predominantly of red sandstone.
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^ Agra Red Fort, built by Akbar, is known for architectural brilliance.
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.Emperor Shah Jahan added to the fort and ended up a prisoner in it.^ The grave of Shah Jahan was added to it later.
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^ Built in 1652 by Emperor Shah Jahan.
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^ In 1612, Emperor Shah Jahan married.

.The fort has a beautiful view of his masterpiece, the Taj Mahal, on a clear day.^ The beauty of Taj Mahal is unparalleled.
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^ All the units ; offer an uninterrupted view of the beauty of Taj Mahal.
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^ Up close with the beautiful Taj Mahal .
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.You can get to the fort by a cheap city shuttle bus from the north gate of the Taj or Rickshaw from Taj Mahal for around 25-30Rs.^ The Taj Mahal is around 1.5kms from the hotel and Agra Fort, 5kms away.
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^ Afternoon city tour includes ; Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort.

^ Anyhow, it is the city of the Taj Mahal.

.Entry to the fort is Rs 250 (plus levy of 50 Rupees if you have not already paid the 500Rs fee for Taj Mahal).^ You must have heard of the Taj Mahal .

^ You do however, have to start with the Taj Mahal.
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^ We then bring you to Taj Mahal.
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.There are left luggage services at Agra Fort where you can stow your bags at no cost.^ Agra Fort is no mausoleum.
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^ The Agra Cantt train station is 5km to the west, so it will cost you around Rs 50 to bring you there.
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^ The fort houses various beautiful palaces and mansions that you can visit on your tour of Agra Fort .

.A fine of Rs 5,000 applies if you lose your luggage ticket.^ Indian girls This afternoon, lose yourself in the local marble and leather markets where you should do your best to bargain for the marble products and high quality leather wallets.
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^ You ; must accordingly check your tickets very carefully ; immediately on receipt to ensure you have the ; correct flight times.

^ As you deplane keep the following ready: ; • passport ; • Disembarkation Card ; • your flight ticket with luggage tags ; • pen ; When you leave the airplane you arrive at the immigration counter : show your passport with the ; Disembarkation Card which you have filled in.
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  • Swami Bagh, (10 km north of Agra).^ Soami Bagh , 10 km north of Agra.
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    ^ Fast Facts for reaching Sariska: Location: 214 km from New Delhi and 1 10 Km from Jaipur, 207 kms from Agra, .
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    ^ Next we drove to Sikander which is about 6 miles (10 km) northeast of Agra.
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    .The white marble samadhi of the Radah Soami religion is currently under construction.^ The white marble samadhi of the Radah Soami religion is currently under construction.
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    ^ The Bari Khwabgah, or 'large sleeping room', has been attached to emperor Jahangir, and afterwards Shah Jahan enhanced grandeur by constructing a white marble Choti Khwabgah in the fort.
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    ^ It has many of the stylistic elements of the Taj Mahal and, like the Jama Masjid, it was constructed of red sandstone and white marble.
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    .It was started in 1904 and is nor expected to be completed until sometime next century.^ It was started in 1904 and is nor expected to be completed until sometime next century.
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    ^ Significant waves of emigration from Arab lands did not start until the middle of ; the 19th century.
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    ^ The first completely Gothic castle or palace; was not built until 1280, at Marienburg (Prussia), and was; completed a century later.
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    .You can see pietra dura inlaid marblework actulally being worked on.^ You can see pietra dura inlaid marblework actulally being worked on.
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    ^ The art work is floral pietra dura patterns on the columns of the structures, with precious stones and gilding.
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    ^ Besides perfect symmetry in every aspect of its construction, the inlay work of semi precious stones into marble in pietra dura style is absolutely remarkable.
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    .Soami Bagh is 2km north of Agra and can be reached by bus or cycle.  edit
  • Ram Bagh.^ Soami Bagh is 2km north of Agra and can be reached by bus or cycle.
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    ^ Soami Bagh , 10 km north of Agra.
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    ^ Chattries on the Yamuna bank to the north of Ram Bagh .
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    .The first Mughal gardens, built by the first Mughal Emperor Babar, 500 m North of the Chini Ka Rauza.^ Chini ka Rauza .
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    ^ The first Mughal gardens, built by the first Mughal Emperor Babar, 500 m North of the Chini Ka Rauza.
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    ^ Ram Bagh - One of ; the earliest Mughal gardens, it was laid out by Emperor ; Babar - the founder of the Mughal dynasty.
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    .Ram Bagh Crossing.  edit
  • Mehtab Bagh, (directly across the Yamuna River from the Taj Mahal, the trip takes about 30 minutes from the center of town by autorickshaw and will cost about Rs 200).^ We will invest about Rs 30 crore in addition to the land cost.
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    ^ The cross-section of Taj Mahal is also not produced.
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    ^ The trip takes about 30 minutes from the center of town by autorickshaw and will cost about Rs 200.
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    .These botanical gardens give you an opportunity to view the Taj at a remove from the crowds of tourists..^ These botanical gardens give you an opportunity to view the Taj at a remove from the crowds of tourists.
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    ^ View of TAJ and Garden from Fountain, illus.
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    ^ Since this will be your second last day with us, we will give you the opportunity to plan your tour according to your wish.
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    .Alternatively, walk past the entrance and straight to the sandy banks of the river: the view of the Taj is every bit as lovely (perhaps more so, since the barbed wire fence surrounding the gardens will be behind you), although you may have to deal with aggressive touts. Entrance to the park is Rs 100 for foreigners.
    ^ They ; ; may be seen from the river bank.
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    ^ They may be seen from the river bank.
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    ^ The Garden appeals more to the beholder, since it ; stands as a symbol of love.

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  • Balkeshwar Temple, (At Balkeshwar, at river side of Yamuna).^ These are ; the city of Agra and the holy cities: the cities of ; Varanasi, Ayodhya, Mathura, Haridwar and Allahabad, ; by the sacred rivers — the Ganga and the Yamuna ; are all located in the state.
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    ^ During the last few centuries the ; ; residents of Agra had to be content with ; ; worshipping at only four prominent Shiva ; ; temples viz., Balkeshwar , ; Prithvinath , ; ; Manakameshwar and ; Rajarajeshwar .
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    ^ It was quite refreshing to see the beautiful mango groves on the Dholpur side of the river, after passing through a large tract of country in which no tree of any kind was to be seen.
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    .A temple of Lord Shiva  edit
  • Kailash Temple, (at Sikandra, at the river Yamuna).^ Balkeshwar Temple located on the banks of River Yamuna, Kailash Temple placed at Sikandra, Mankameshwar Temple at Rawatpara, Prithvinath Temple situated at Rajpur Chungi and Mahakali Temple located at Sikandra are some of the important temples in Agra.
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    ^ The magnificent Temple was built in 7th century ; A.D. Its beautiful polygonal dome enshrines Lord Vishnu ; and Shiva.

    ^ It is not far fetched that an idol of Lord Shiva could have been placed in the pre-islamic Kaaba, but I disagree with Mr. Oak on calling it an Hindu temple.
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    .A Lord Shiva Temple.  edit
  • Mankameshwar Temple, (At Rawatpara, near Agra Fort railway station.).^ Site near Aonla railway station .
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    ^ Monument near Kilah railway station .
    • List of Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains of Agra -;Archaeological Survey of India 25 May 2010 20:40 UTC asi.nic.in [Source type: News]

    ^ The famous temple was dedicated to Lord Shiva.
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  • Prithvinath Temple, (At Shahganj.^ During the last few centuries the ; ; residents of Agra had to be content with ; ; worshipping at only four prominent Shiva ; ; temples viz., Balkeshwar , ; Prithvinath , ; ; Manakameshwar and ; Rajarajeshwar .
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    ^ Leave a comment To See All SperlingViews for Agra Click Here .
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    ^ During the last few centuries the residents of Agra had to be content with worshipping at only four prominent Shiva temples viz., Balkeshwar, Prithvinath, Manakameshwar and Rajarajeshwar.
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    On road to Jaypur.
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  • Rajeshwar Temple, (At Village Rajpur.^ During the last few centuries the ; ; residents of Agra had to be content with ; ; worshipping at only four prominent Shiva ; ; temples viz., Balkeshwar , ; Prithvinath , ; ; Manakameshwar and ; Rajarajeshwar .
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    ^ Leave a comment To See All SperlingViews for Agra Click Here .
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    ^ Balkeshwar Temple located on the banks of River Yamuna, Kailash Temple placed at Sikandra, Mankameshwar Temple at Rawatpara, Prithvinath Temple situated at Rajpur Chungi and Mahakali Temple located at Sikandra are some of the important temples in Agra.
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    On road to Shamshabd.
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  • Shyam Ji Maharaj Temple (At Bijlighar).^ In Vrindavan city, we would watch ISKCON temple and then return back to Agra city.
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  • Mahakal And Mahakali Temple, (At Sikandra railway crossing on Sikandra Bodla road).^ The railway line is laid more or less on the same ; alignment as the Hill Cart road, which criss-crosses the line at several ; locations.

    ^ Balkeshwar Temple located on the banks of River Yamuna, Kailash Temple placed at Sikandra, Mankameshwar Temple at Rawatpara, Prithvinath Temple situated at Rajpur Chungi and Mahakali Temple located at Sikandra are some of the important temples in Agra.
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    ^ Since Sikandra is on the way into Agra, we decide it makes sense to stop by and see it now.
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  • Rawli Maharaj Temple, (At Collectrate crossing, beside the railway track).^ The Sindhia State Railway leaves the Rajputana line at Agra, and, after crossing the Utanghan and Chambal, proceeds to Gwalior, via Dholpur.
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    ^ In Vrindavan city, we would watch ISKCON temple and then return back to Agra city.
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    .Very old temple.  edit
  • Sikandra, (10 km north of Agra on the Agra Delhi highway).^ DELHI AGRA (203 kms.
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    ^ Soami Bagh , 10 km north of Agra.
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    ^ Lolita - posted 15th April 2010 East of Agra 60 kms from Taj Agra is a peaceful temple complex of 108 temples of Siva called "BATESWAR".
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    .Open from sunrise to sunset.^ Open : Sunrise to sunset.
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    ^ Akbar's mausoleum is open from sunrise to sunset.
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    ^ Open daily from sunrise to sunset, entry is 10/250 rupees Indians/foreigners.
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    .The tomb of Akbar lies here in the centre of the large garden.^ The tomb of Akbar lies here in the centre of the large garden.
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    ^ The Tomb of Babur in Kabul is a much more modest affair where a simple cenotaph, exposed to the sky, is laid out in the centre of a walled garden.
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    ^ Likewise, the tomb and gardens of that great queen, Nur Jahan, are largely invisible in today’s Lahore, despite the fact that she ruled a vast empire for decades.
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    .Akbar started its construction himself but it was completed by his son, Jehangir who significantly modified the original plans which accounts for the somewhat cluttered architectural lines of the tomb.^ Otherwise it was originally constructed by Akbar.
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    ^ Akbar himself planned; his own tomb and selected a suitable site for it.
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    ^ Akbar started its construction himself but it was completed by his son, Jehangir who significantly modified the original plans which accounts for the somewhat cluttered architectural lines of the tomb.
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    .Four red sandstone gates lead to the tomb complex: one is Muslim, one Hindu, one Christian, and one is Akbar's patent mixture.  edit
  • Itmad-Ud-Daulah's Tomb.^ Itmad-ud-Daula Tomb .
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    ^ Four red sandstone's gates lead to the tomb complex: one is Muslim, one Hindu, one christian and one is Akbar's patent mixture.
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    ^ Itmad-ud-Daulah Tomb .
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    .Empress Nur Jehan built Itmad-Ud-Daulah's Tomb, sometimes called the Baby Taj, for her father, Ghias-ud-Din Beg, the Chief Minister of Emperor Jahangir.^ Empress Nur Jehan built Itmad-Ud-Daulah's Tomb, sometimes called the Baby Taj, for her father, Ghias-ud-Din Beg, the Chief Minister of Emperor Jahangir.
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    ^ Khwaja Ghias-ud-din, 326.
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    ^ It is the tomb for the first minister of Emperor Jehangir.
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    .Small in comparison to many other Mughal-era tombs, it is sometimes described as a jewel box.^ Small in comparison to many other Mughal-era tombs, it is sometimes described as a jewel box.
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    ^ Agra has many shops selling various ; stones products, from jewellery to small boxes and plaques ; with inlay work resembling that on the Taj.
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    ^ Outside the wall are several additional mausoleums, including those of many of Shah Jahan's other wives, and a larger tomb for Mumtaz's favourite servant.

    .Its garden layout and use of white marble, pietra dura, inlay designs and latticework presage many elements of the Taj Mahal.  edit
  • Mariam's Tomb, (West from Akbar's Tomb on Agra-Delhi highway).^ Taj Mahal Sheer poetry in marble.
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    ^ Taj Mahal complex (Agra) .
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    ^ Inside was a garden with a white marble tomb in the center.
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    .Constructed by Jahangir in the memory of his mother Mariam Zammani a title bestowed upon her,.^ Constructed by Jahangir in the memory of his mother Mariam Zammani a title bestowed upon her,.
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    ^ This tomb is the memorial of Jodh Bai, daughter of Udai Singh, _alias_ Moth Raja, who was married to Jahangir in A.D. 1585, and was the mother of Shah Jahan.
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    ^ Zafar-ud-daula had died in the meantime and his title was bestowed upon his son.
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    .The grave is made of white marble.^ The grave is made of white marble.
    • Discover Agra: Photos and hotspots on Google Maps, no need to book a flight or hotel 25 May 2010 20:40 UTC wiki.worldflicks.org [Source type: General]

    ^ From a distance it appears as it this too is made of white marble.
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    ^ Day 5 (Sat) Jodhpur ; Morning sightseeing of Jodhpur, known for its ; rock solid Meharangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada and ; group of Royal Cenotaphs made of White marble.

    .Though this building is in a ruined condition, yet it has in its vicinity, a Christian Mission School and a church.^ Though this building is in a ruined condition, yet it has in its vicinity, a Christian Mission School and a church.
    • Discover Agra: Photos and hotspots on Google Maps, no need to book a flight or hotel 25 May 2010 20:40 UTC wiki.worldflicks.org [Source type: General]

    ^ The Christians are chiefly Roman Catholics, although the American, Danish Lutheran, and Scotch Church missions have stations in the District.
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    ^ Though parts of Raigad are in ruins, yet they inspire an aura of grandeur.
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    .It is also said; Akbar himself made that it in the memory of his Christian wife.  edit
  • Jama Masjid.^ It is also said; Akbar himself made that it in the memory of his Christian wife.
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    ^ Mariyam's Tomb - This ; unique tomb in red sandstone was built in 1611 A.D. ; in memory of Emperor Akbar's Goan-Christian wife - Mariyam.
    • Agra Travel Guide, Agra India Travel Information Guide, Places to See in Agra Tourism, When to Go Agra, How To Reach Agra 25 May 2010 20:40 UTC www.joy-travels.com [Source type: News]

    ^ The King's son was not unnecessarily cruel however, and he made sure the King lived in luxury, with a view of the memorial he had built for his wife.
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    .A large mosque attributed to Princess Jahanara Begum, built in 1648 during the reign of the father Shah Jahan.^ This truly magnificent mosque was built in the 1650's by Shah Jahan.
    • India 1997 - Part one - Delhi, Varanasi and Agra - A Travelogue by Doug Burnett 25 May 2010 20:40 UTC traveldoug.com [Source type: General]

    ^ During that negotiation Shah Jahan was at Agra.
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    ^ Built in 1652 by Emperor Shah Jahan.
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    .Notable for its unusual dome and absence of minarets.  edit
  • Chini Ka Roza.^ Notable for its unusual dome and absence of minarets.
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    ^ Chini ka Rauza isn’t remarkable seen from afar; it’s a dull grey building with a shallow dome and four minaret-like structures (known in Indian architecture as guldastas ).
    • Agra: Been There, Done That - IgoUgo Agra Journal 25 May 2010 20:40 UTC www.igougo.com [Source type: General]

    .A memorial dedicated to the Prime Minister of Shah Jahan, Allama Afzel Khal Mullah Shukrullah of Shiraz, notable for its dome of blue glazed tiles.  edit
  • Gurudwara Guru ka Taal, (at Delhi-Agra Highway, located between Transport Nagar and Sikandra), [2].^ A memorial dedicated to the Prime Minister of Shah Jahan, Allama Afzel Khal Mullah Shukrullah of Shiraz, notable for its dome of blue glazed tiles.
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    ^ During that negotiation Shah Jahan was at Agra.
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    ^ Shah Jahan also built or renovated forts in Delhi and in Agra.
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  • Adlabs multiplex.^ Leave a comment To See All SperlingViews for Agra Click Here .
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    .Interactive Theatre, which is the first ever interactive cinema theatre in the world, each viewer holds a wireless remote unit with push buttons and a small LCD screen, enabling them to participate in a trivia game about the theme of the film.^ Parsi fire temple to be shown in Little Zizou Oneindia - Tamilnadu,India Folks, we are talking about the first ever Bollywood film that has an entire sequence in a Parsi fire temple.

    ^ Before watching the film about the First African World War in ; Congo, just a little background on Rwanda.

    ^ John scores for football Times of India - New Delhi,India “It was a sweet film about a little boy's love for the game apart from being about Parsis.

    .The show is called India in Motion, a 25 minute show where the audience will pass through today's India in, or on, a variety of typical vehicles and see the historical events at sites like Mohenjo Daro, Indraprastha and the Taj Mahal, experiencing the bumpy elephant rides with the wind blowing through their hair, or the swaying boat with salty spray on their faces.^ I loved seeing and experiencing the Taj Mahal - my reason for going to India!
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    ^ August 2009 Taj Mahal-India .
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    ^ I hope you liked Taj Mahal – its quite a sight to see!
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    .Before the actual show there is a interactive quiz on various topic relating to India. Rs 150 for a Hindi Show & Rs 450 for a show in English.
    ^ Before the actual processes of purification begins, there is a need to ; prepare the body in prescribed methods and encourage the body to let go of the toxins.

    ^ The company also plans to put up 50 more screens in the next 6 months all over India with an estimated investment of Rs 150 crore.
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    ^ Brahmi Hindi English Happy 60th India!

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  • Taj Mahotsav, [3].^ TAJ REMAINS CLOSED FOR PUBLIC ON FRIDAYS ; Return to the hotel for breakfast followed by a visit to Agra Fort.
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    ^ With the annual 10-day Taj Mahotsav that began Feb 18, Agra has invited a large number of foreign tourists.

    .10 day festival held in February every year at Shilpgram, near the Taj Mahal.^ Festivals Two-day Hemis festival is held every ; year in June/July.

    ^ It is white marble and semi-precious stones on the dome of the Taj that make Taj Mahal change colour during the day and on moonlit nights.
    • Taj Mahal - The Symbol Of Eternal Love! 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC hubpages.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Tourism The Taj Mahal attracts 2 million visitors every year of whom 200,000 come from overseas, making it one of the most popular international attractions in India.
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    .It start from 18th of every February and continues till 27th of February.^ The struggle continued till the death of Auiangzeb on February 20, 1707.
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    It is a festival of art, craft, culture, etc.
     edit

Buy

.Agra has many shops selling various stone products, from jewellery to small boxes and plaques with inlay work resembling that on the Taj.^ A pleasant town with comparatively ; slow pace, Agra is known for its superb inlay work on ; marble and soapstone by craftsmen who are descendant of ; those who worked under the Mughals.
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^ A pleasant town with comparatively slow pace, Agra is known for its superb inlay work on marble and soapstone by craftsmen who are descendant of those who worked under the Mughals.
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^ We navigate the narrow streets of Old Delhi, faced with rows of small shops devoted to one type of product, e.g.
  • Heart of India (2010) | Traveler Reviews | OAT 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC www.oattravel.com [Source type: General]

.The best of these are wonderful, and even the run-of-the-mill ones are rather pretty.^ The best ; of these are wonderful, and even the run-of-the-mill ; ones are rather pretty.
  • Agra Travel Guide, Agra India Travel Information Guide, Places to See in Agra Tourism, When to Go Agra, How To Reach Agra 25 May 2010 20:40 UTC www.joy-travels.com [Source type: News]

^ From: labgeek ; ; Description: I'm pretty sure everyone who reads these blogs tries to stay in perfect health(as best as they can).
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^ It is one of the best places in India where visitors will have the most wonderful time traveling and visiting these great wonders of the golden state.
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.Agra is also famous for its leather goods.^ Agra is also famous for it leather ; Shoes and other leather goods and there are few very ; good manufacturers all round the city.
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.Consider spending time in Sadar Bazaar for some shopping and enjoying cheap food.^ Spend some time at the Jag Mandir.
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^ On a warm Sunday morning, people ; who rarely spend time together were taking time to ; enjoy one another's company and have fun.

^ Spend some time strolling in a beautiful (but not quiet) atmosphere of Mount Abu.
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Beware of being overcharged. .Do not let anyone lead you to a shop, lest the price go up to cover their commission, typically 50%.^ "Please, let me take you to shop.

^ I knew about the crooked taxis that would zip you off to a hotel of their choice where they collected a sweet commission, which was, of course, charged back to you, and I wasn't going to let that happen to me.
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^ It's not us who stink, it's you guys who cover up your stinking body by spraying loads of perfume all over.
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.Be very wary of the promises these people make.^ It's a very complex issue because a lot of ambivalence from the majority population that is skeptical about these people's loyalty to the country they want to be citizens of.
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^ Still,; 70% of the population lives in rural areas where the people are very poor.; These families feel that they must have a boy to survive.

^ PEOPLE- While I found the people in India very nice and helpful, I had the feeling that they are all struggling to make a decent living in a country which is very overpopulated.
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Bargain hard. .Be prepared to walk away, you can nearly always get the same items in another shop.^ Shopping and walking in Chandni chowk lanes will be a totally new experience for you.
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^ Sometimes it takes more strength to walk away from a fight you shouldn’t be involved in than to display a false sense of macho and a false sense of courage by engaging in that fight.

^ If they walk away, then you know you've offered too little.
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.Also remember that in these globalized times, you can always order stuff you liked in your visit over the internet after you return.^ Scammers always ask you if this is your first time in India.

^ 'You like your present Government, do you not?'
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^ Thank you for your time and consideration.

Eat

.Agra specialities are petha, a type of very sweet candy, and Dal Moth, a spicy lentil mix.^ Get a packet of delicious ‘petha’ (typical Agra sweet) made from cucumber and in varied flavours.
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Both are also popular souvenirs.
Chaat. Agra is a heaven for any Chaat lover. .Chaat can be of various types but there is one thing common among them all is that they are spicy and you will find crowd outside virtually every chaat stall, especially popular places like Double Phatak (near Sikandra) for Mangores.^ I'd like to thank you all for coming.
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^ You forget they are the blessed ones.
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^ One more thing, I would like to share with you.
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.You'll find quality Bhallas and Panipuri at Sadar and Belangunj.^ Less than 2 kilometers from the Taj Mahal, on the same river bank, you'll find the impressive Agra Fort.
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^ Whatever class you fly in with Virgin Atlantic, you'll always experience that little bit extra - a quality that sets Virgin Atlantic apart.

^ You'll have more luck finding a sign that ; says "Veg-Nonveg" than their actual restaurant sign.
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Samosa and Kachori are found at every sweet shop that flood the city. .Some typical chaat items are Aloo Tikki (made by roasting mess made out of boiled potatoes), paneer tikka (cubes of cottage cheese baked in a tandoor with spices), pani puri or golguppa (small round hollow shells filled with a potato-based filling and a spicy sweet blend of sauces), mangores, Samosaes, Chachori etc.^ You get many types of parathas -- for example, aloo parathas and gobi parathas, made of potato and cauliflower respectively.

^ Over the weekend we both learned how to make genuine Indian food - we started by learning how to cook a Matah Paneer (a classic Indian dish made with cottage cheese) and then supplemented this by whipping up some chippati and puri - pancake-like rolls which accompany the main curry.

^ Get a packet of delicious ‘petha’ (typical Agra sweet) made from cucumber and in varied flavours.
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.If you want to savour the typical Agra Breakfast do remember to have a bite of one of those spicy Berahi and round it off with sweet Jalebies.^ "It was something you don't want to remember.

^ I do remember how the guys are interesting in clicking photos with you, but appreciate about your long patience to make every one happy and felicitous by giving a sweet simple smile.
  • Taj Mahal, Agra — Matt Mullenweg 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC ma.tt [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Those of you that want a fight need to consider the impact on your jihadi goals.
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Sweets. .There are quite a few good sweets shops all round the city.^ As I looked to my left I immediately noticed that in the next building on the ground floor was a shop advertising worldwide shipping of all sorts of goods and articles.
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^ There are many moving companies in this city offering complete solution to your all kinds of relocation needs.
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^ Our best officers have; always understood this quite well; and they have never tried to; flog and harass men out of all that we find good in them for our; purposes.
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.The best stores for buying the famous petha of Agra are at Hari Parwat, a short ride from Agra Fort.^ The Taj ; Mahal is the most notable heritage structures in Agra along with Agra Fort ; and Fatehpur ; Sikri being other famous structures.
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^ The Taj Mahal is the most notable heritage structures in Agra along with Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri being other famous structures.
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^ According to Bentinck's biographer John Rosselli, the story arose from Bentinck's fund-raising sale of discarded marble from Agra Fort and of the metal from a famous but obsolete Agra cannon.

Amongst the well-known stores are Panchi's , Bhimsain BaidyaNath and The Pracheen Petha store. .There are many types of petha available but, for the authentic experience, try either the plain one (ivory white) or Angoori Flavored (rectangular and yellow pieces soaked in sugar syrup).^ So, if you arrive early morning, then either you have to wait for ; couple of hours to get rooms (although we try our best to get you ; rooms as early as possible after 8 am but this is subject to availability ; and cannot be guaranteed).

^ Contrary to this there are many who believe the script is agglutinative and hieroglyphic, much older than the one found in Egypt and Sumer.

^ In cases where one industry has many distinct branches, there are several guilds.
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.Other stores in Agra include: Bikanervala, Deviram, Munnalal Petha, Gopaldas, and Ajanta Sweets, Kamla Nagar.^ Get a packet of delicious ‘petha’ (typical Agra sweet) made from cucumber and in varied flavours.
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^ Day 04 : Agra Sikandra - Bharatpur Highlights: Guided sightseeing of Red Fort in the morning Pick up world famous ‘petha’ sweet and other items for home decoration Continue journey to Bharatpur.
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.Do remember to round off your meal with a Joda(Pair) of Pan unique to the city.^ Re-connected with A, and we went off to the City Palace, which was quite a let down, but it did have a pair of Guiness-book winning largest silver urns.
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^ Enjoy the afternoon exploring the city on your own Overnight: Kathmandu Meals: Breakfast .
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^ The afternoon is free to explore the city on your own Overnight: Khajuraho Meals: Breakfast .
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.There are several restaurants in the Taj Ganj area, catering for the many tourists staying around the Taj Mahal.^ There are several extensive forest areas.
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^ There are many limekilns In the area.
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^ Overnight stay at Hotel Taj ; Mahal.

.
  • Treat Restaurant, South Gate Taj Mahal, 9319697497 ().^ If the chief architect were; the one who conceived and designed the Taj Mahal, it is unlikely that he would; be treated at par with the chief mason and the calligrapher.
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    ^ Thomas Daniell, R.A., painted his "South View of the Taj Mahal."
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    ^ A raised marble water tank at the center of the garden, halfway between the tomb and the gateway , and a linear reflecting pool on the North-South axis reflect the Taj Mahal.
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    .breakfast, lunch and dinner.^ J ;  All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) at the hotels ; indicated below during the program dates, starting with ; dinner on October 31 and ending with dinner on ; November 13, 2009.
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    ^ J ; All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) as indicated on the itinerary.
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    ^ Package Inclusions: Accommodation , breakfast, lunch, dinner, c hildren upto 5 years free on the package without extra bed sharing parent's room .
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    .20-60 for main dish, great Indian food..^ So since I moved blocks from Little India/Curry Hill in Manhattan to LA's westside, I have been eluded with anything resembling "great Indian food".
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    ^ Ajmere is now connected with three great main lines : with the East India Railway at Agra ; the Bombay Baroda Railway at Ahmadabad; and the Great Indian Peninsula Railway at Khandwa\ Administration.
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    ^ This evening we ate more delicious Indian food – the kind of food that tastes great going down, but you know will cause problems later….
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  • Silk Route Restaurant, 18-A/7-B Fatehabad Road (Opposite Howard Park Plaza), 0562 4002786, [4].^ Tourist Complex Area Fatehabad Road Uttar Pradesh Agra 282 001 India, Agra, 2… .
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    ^ Hotel Amar Hotel Mandakini Villas Hotel Yamuna View Howard Park Plaza Hotel ITC Mughal Hotel .
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    ^ Hamilton Bower, an Indian Army intelligence officer, returned to Calcutta with 51 birch-bark leaves of a manuscript acquired from a treasure hunter in Kucha, along the northern route of the Silk Road.
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  • Only Restaurant, 0562-2364333 / 2266508, [5].^ The Yamuna was an artery for riverine trade, and Agra also had direct land connections linking it to the Silk Route.
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    600-800 for main dish of 2.  edit

Drink

.Most hotel staff will be happy to find you a warm bottle of Indian beer for around 70-100 rs, but there is virtually no nightlife in Agra outside of cultural shows at some of the larger hotels and restaurants.^ (There were some female reception staff at the hotel, though.

^ Now there is no such thing like Indian culture.
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^ Here you find some of the most beautiful motifs in Agra Fort.
  • Agra Fort 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC www.hampi.in [Source type: Original source]

.After getting off the streets of Agra and into your hotel, you will not want to go back anyway.^ Go if you want to be a target."
  • Welcome to another plannet called "India" - Delhi-Varanassi-Agra-Jaisalmer, India Travel Blog 25 May 2010 20:40 UTC www.travelpod.com [Source type: General]

^ On arrival at Agra check into hotel.
  • 5 Nights / 6 Days Economical Golden Triangle(Delhi - Agra - Jaipur) Tour Package - TravelMarg.com 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC www.travelmarg.com [Source type: General]

^ Reach Agra and check into hotel.
  • Rajasthan Cultural Tours, Rajasthan Camel Safari, Desert Tour with Cultural Trip Packages Rajasthan 25 May 2010 20:40 UTC www.annonline.com [Source type: General]
  • Rajasthan Heritage Tour, Rajasthan Heritage Tours, Heritage Trip Rajasthan 25 May 2010 20:40 UTC www.annonline.com [Source type: General]
  • Royal Heritage Tour of Rajasthan,Royal Heritage Tour Packages India,Royal Heritage Tours India,Royal Heritage Tour,Royal Heritage Holiday India 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC www.eindiatrips.com [Source type: General]

Sleep

Budget

.The main number of the budget hotels is situated around Taj-Mahal.^ Originally built in 1905, this heritage building is close to all important historical sites around Agra, including the Taj Mahal.
  • Trident Agra Hotel Agra India - BEST DISCOUNT RATES Hotel Deals 10 February 2010 10:55 UTC www.agoda.com [Source type: General]

^ Making an booking at Taj Mahal Hotel New Delhi is easy with our secure online form; just enter your dates and click.
  • Taj Mahal Hotel New Delhi India - BEST DISCOUNT RATES Hotel Deals 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.agoda.com [Source type: News]

^ Located in downtown Agra, this well-appointed, modern hotel represents excellent value less than ten minutes from the Taj Mahal.
  • Trident Agra Hotel Agra India - BEST DISCOUNT RATES Hotel Deals 10 February 2010 10:55 UTC www.agoda.com [Source type: General]

.From one point of view it is very convenient, but at the same time it is the most dirty district of the city (with monkeys on the roofs, rats inside the buildings and waiters who can not read and write).^ The city is in Uttar Pradesh, which happens to be one of India's busiest financial districts.
  • Agra Airport,Airport of Agra,Airport in Agra,Agra;; 25 May 2010 20:40 UTC www.asiarooms.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Akin Adesina, who is the vice president for policy and partnerships at AGRA, and who has been one of the ; major motive forces, again, behind getting us to this point today.
  • Transcript: Millennium Challenge Corporation Holds a Public Outreach Meeting on the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) MOU Signing 25 May 2010 20:40 UTC www.mcc.gov [Source type: Original source]

^ 'Fīrōz Shāh, who reigned from A.D. 1351 to A.D.; 1385 [ sic , 1388], is said to have placed a roof to the; building, but it is doubtful if there ever was one, as there are no; traces of the same.
  • W. H. Sleeman - Rambles and Recollections of an Indian;Official 25 May 2010 20:40 UTC www.gutenberg.org [Source type: Original source]

.While choosing where to live, be very careful!^ My wife and I had experienced some of the most enriching moments of our lives in very good and caring company.
  • My India: A 2004 Journey Home, a journey back home 25 May 2010 20:40 UTC people.virginia.edu [Source type: Original source]

.In the most places there is no hot water (you will get it only by ordering beforehand).^ Most places you have to order these separately.
  • Agra Indian Kitchen - Venice - Venice, CA 25 May 2010 20:40 UTC www.yelp.com [Source type: General]

^ When you were not in the region there was no problem.” .

^ Here there are no big malls, the shops are lined together in one stretch and you might have to bear the bumpy and exahausting roads.
  • Heritage India Tour Package with Taj Mahal,Indian Taj Mahal Heritage Tour,Heritage Tour Packages to Tahj Mahal Agra, India 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC www.indiasite.com [Source type: General]

It is necessary to check everything, including the presence of bed-linen.
.
  • Dayal Lodge, 25 New Agra, Dayalbagh Road (Towards Dayalbagh), +91-9219606365, +91-562-2524560 (, fax: +91 562 2524560), [6].^ D.E.I., Dayalbagh, Agra, on Simulation Model of HIV infected Population , in Training ; Camp organized by National Service Scheme on 25 Dec.
    • Teaching Assistant at D.E.I., Dayalbagh, Agra 25 May 2010 20:40 UTC works.bepress.com [Source type: Academic]

    ^ Phone: 033-2563 5421(R) / +91-98832 93865(M) E-mail: mailkaro.sandip@gmail.com / mailkaro_sandip@yahoo.com .
    • New Dell Call Center in India 25 May 2010 20:40 UTC blog.tmcnet.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Fax: 91-80-26790517 Email: ibmtedu@vsnl.com Website: http://www.ibmtedu.org .
    • Institutes Running Technical Programme without AICTE Approval 25 May 2010 20:40 UTC www.indiaedu.com [Source type: Academic]

    checkin: 12 Noon; checkout: 12 Noon. .Established in the early 60s, with 10 well furnished AC rooms/and Dormitories equipped with basic amenities.^ It is quite serious and may cause death even if treated in well equipped centres.; 10.
    • Is the Gujarat police so impotent that it had to kill a woman in cold blood? 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC o3.indiatimes.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ General ; This property comprises 3 well-appointed conference rooms, catering from ; 10 to 130 delegates.
    • Elegant India Taj Mahal Energy Enhancement Meditation Course and 5 Star Holiday Tour 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC www.energyenhancement.org [Source type: General]

    ^ It will also have a state-of-the-art mall, well-equipped gymnasium and other amenities.
    • Projects in smaller cities [Archive] - SkyscraperCity 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC www.skyscrapercity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    24 Hrs. made-to-order kitchen, in-house laundry facilities, local airport/railway station transfers.
    Rs 450-750.  .'sleep', 'Agra');return false;" title="click to edit Dayal Lodge">edit
  • Hotel Jaiwal, 3 Taj Road, Sadar Bazar, +91 562 2363153.^ As it was already dusk when we reached Agra again, we simply decided to have dinner on another hotel’s roof top while again starting to stare at the Taj Mahal.

    ^ Ten minutes from the Taj Mahal, this mid-range hotel offers budget-conscious travelers a handy base from which to explore historical Agra.
    • Trident Agra Hotel Agra India - BEST DISCOUNT RATES Hotel Deals 10 February 2010 10:55 UTC www.agoda.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Taj Home Stay Hotel Agra .
    • Agra, India Hotels - Yahoo! Malaysia Travel 10 February 2010 10:55 UTC malaysia.travel.yahoo.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Rs 75-325.  .'sleep', 'Agra');return false;" title="click to edit Hotel Jaiwal">edit
  • Hotel Kamal, (by the south gate of the Taj Mahal), 0091-562-2330126 ().^ AGRA and the TAJ MAHAL ; Day 10 :- Full day at Leisure to Practise EE. .
    • Elegant India Taj Mahal Energy Enhancement Meditation Course and 5 Star Holiday Tour 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC www.energyenhancement.org [Source type: General]

    ^ In the Mid 16th century and earlier 17th century Agra witnessed a frenzied building activity and it was during this time when the symbol of love Taj Mahal was built.
    • Rajasthan Cultural Tour,Rajasthan Cultural Tour Packages,Cultural Holidays Trip Rajasthan 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC www.rajasthantours.annonline.com [Source type: General]

    ^ As it was already dusk when we reached Agra again, we simply decided to have dinner on another hotel’s roof top while again starting to stare at the Taj Mahal.

    Rs 300-850.  .'sleep', 'Agra');return false;" title="click to edit Hotel Kamal">edit
  • Hotel Neel Kanth, Fatehabad Road, +91 562 2362039.^ Tourist Complex Area Fatehabad Road Uttar Pradesh Agra 282 001 India, Agra, 2… .
    • Agra Hotels - Discount hotels in Agra at AsiaRooms.com 25 May 2010 20:40 UTC www.asiarooms.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Agra Hotels - Discount hotels in Agra at AsiaRooms.com 10 February 2010 10:55 UTC www.asiarooms.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Taj Ganj Fatehabad Road Agra Uttar Pradesh 282 ; 001  .
    • Elegant India Taj Mahal Energy Enhancement Meditation Course and 5 Star Holiday Tour 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC www.energyenhancement.org [Source type: General]
    • Taj Mahal India Tour Meditation Techniques Menu 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC www.energyenhancement.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Tourist Complex Area Fatehabad Road Agra 282 001 India Located in the city centre, approximately ten minutes by car to the Taj Mahal.
    • Agra, India Hotels - Yahoo! Malaysia Travel 10 February 2010 10:55 UTC malaysia.travel.yahoo.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Rs 100-00.  .'sleep', 'Agra');return false;" title="click to edit Hotel Neel Kanth">edit
  • Youth Hostel, Sanjay Place, M. G. Road, +91 562 2154462.^ TAJ REMAINS CLOSED FOR PUBLIC ON FRIDAYS ; Return to the hotel for breakfast followed by a visit to Agra Fort.
    • TRAVEL CORPORATION ( INDIA ) LTD. 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC www.ryalsmeet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Click the ' Footnote No.: ' to return to the appropriate place in the text.; PUBLISHED JANUARY 4, 1897.
    • 41 Years in India - From Subaltern to Commander-in-Chief - Lord Roberts of Kandahar 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC www.gutenberg.org [Source type: Original source]

    Rs 50-125.  .'sleep', 'Agra');return false;" title="click to edit Youth Hostel">edit
  • Tourist Rest House, Balu Ganj,, +91 (562) 23514903.^ The Tourist Rest House, the place I was planning to stay, had doubled their rates after appearing in LP. Damn.
    • The Great Out There - India Journals 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC www.gonewalkabout.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ When foreign tourists visit Agra, particularly from Pakistan and other West Asian countries, they ask us about Ghalib’s house.
    • The Tribune, Chandigarh, India - Nation 25 May 2010 20:40 UTC www.tribuneindia.com [Source type: News]

    ^ En route accommodation is ; available at Bhojwasa in Tourist Rest House.
    • North India - Uttar Pradesh 25 May 2010 20:40 UTC www.asia-planet.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Recommended by Lonely Planet but will disappoint many travelers.^ Heinrich in Nepal had recommended a place he had stayed at, one not mentioned in Lonely Planet.
    • The Great Out There - India Journals 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC www.gonewalkabout.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Are available from private "government approed" travel offices throughout Delhi but many in Paharganj or CP. None are recommended at this time.

    ^ At about 10pm we reached Jaipur and took a rickshaw for the Evergreen hotel which was recommended by Lonely Planet and some other trainees who had already stayed there.

    .Does not have hot water or AC vents, TVs do not work and staff can be surly.^ It was a little hot, and lowering the temperature on the AC didn’t work: I spent quite a while tossing and turning.
    • Agra: Been There, Done That - IgoUgo Agra Journal 25 May 2010 20:40 UTC www.igougo.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The facilities include running hot and cold ; water, telephone, TV, tea/coffee maker.

    Be prepared to bargain hard for rooms.
    Rs 50-125.  .'sleep', 'Agra');return false;" title="click to edit Tourist Rest House">edit
  • Saniya Palace, Chowk kajziyan, South Gate, Taj Ganj, +91 (0562) 3270199.^ The Tourist Rest House, the place I was planning to stay, had doubled their rates after appearing in LP. Damn.
    • The Great Out There - India Journals 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC www.gonewalkabout.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Wilson watched the assault from the top of the house, and when he; was satisfied that it had proved successful, he rode through the Kashmir; gate to the church, where he remained for the rest of the day.
    • 41 Years in India - From Subaltern to Commander-in-Chief - Lord Roberts of Kandahar 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC www.gutenberg.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Taj Ganj Fatehabad Road Agra Uttar Pradesh 282 ; 001  .
    • Elegant India Taj Mahal Energy Enhancement Meditation Course and 5 Star Holiday Tour 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC www.energyenhancement.org [Source type: General]
    • Taj Mahal India Tour Meditation Techniques Menu 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC www.energyenhancement.org [Source type: General]

    .Good budget hotel with some A/C rooms.^ Taj Group subsidiary Ginger Hotel is also likely to set up a 100-room budget hotel in Chandigarh.
    • Projects in smaller cities [Archive] - SkyscraperCity 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC www.skyscrapercity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The hotel would soon send a bellboy up to our room and haul away some of our belongings.
    • My India: A 2004 Journey Home, a journey back home 25 May 2010 20:40 UTC people.virginia.edu [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Besides this, a local chain of hotels ‘Orange’ promoted a BJP leader has also decided to promote two budget hotels of 36 rooms and 22 rooms each with the provision of conversion.
    • Projects in smaller cities [Archive] - SkyscraperCity 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC www.skyscrapercity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .24 hr room service.^ Laundry and 24 hour room ; service.

    ^ Air ; conditioning, ; 24 hour room service, ; telephone, television, computer ; dataport and minibar.

    ^ Attached bath and shower with hot and cold ; water, piped music, radio, telephone, 24 hour ; room and laundry service.

    .Friendly staff & fantastic views of the Taj mahal from the roof top restaurant.^ There is a roof top restaurant.
    • Projects in smaller cities [Archive] - SkyscraperCity 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC www.skyscrapercity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ For a breathtaking beautiful view of the Taj Mahal, see it by moonlight.
    • Taj Mahal India Tours | Taj Mahal Holiday Packages | Luxury Travel Packages to Taj Mahal | Taj Mahal Tour Packages India | Agra Taj Mahal India | Taj Mahal Holidays 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC www.holidays4india.com [Source type: General]

    ^ This is a full-size replica of the massive metal finial topping the Taj Mahal, and was put in by the British.
    • Agra: Been There, Done That - IgoUgo Agra Journal 25 May 2010 20:40 UTC www.igougo.com [Source type: General]

    ."Not recommended" after last visit in which we pre-booked a room then on arrival late at night they had given our room away.  edit
  • Hotel Mandakini Villas, Fatehabad Road, Purani Mandi, Taj Ganj (Next to Western Gate of Taj Mahal), Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India, +91 5626453854, [7].^ Taj Mahal is the not only the attraction of Agra or India but also of the world tourism.
    • Local - Yoga Month Community - National Yoga Month and TITANS OF YOGA, Free Yoga Classes 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC communities.yogamonth.org [Source type: News]

    ^ Stay at ; ; ; the Taj View Hotel in deluxe rooms facing the Taj Mahal ; a mile away.
    • IndIa: Through The eyes of a TIger 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC www.stlzoo.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Tourist Complex Area Fatehabad Road Uttar Pradesh Agra 282 001 India, Agra, 2… .
    • Agra Hotels - Discount hotels in Agra at AsiaRooms.com 25 May 2010 20:40 UTC www.asiarooms.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Agra Hotels - Discount hotels in Agra at AsiaRooms.com 10 February 2010 10:55 UTC www.asiarooms.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    checkout: noon. .200 meters from the Taj Mahal's West Gate.^ When I arrive the east gate of Taj Mahal.
    • Taj Mahal on Flickr - Photo Sharing! 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC www.flickr.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Visit the Taj Mahal at sunrise, riding a tonga – or horse carriage – to the gates.
    • Spiritual Tours: Varanasi India with Tour Reviews - Ruba.com 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC www.ruba.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The body was taken out by the Mori Gate and hurriedly consigned to the grave in the Taj Mahal mausoleum.
    • Islam Watch - "Aurangzeb as he was according to Mughal Records" 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC islam-watch.org [Source type: Original source]

    .It offers air-conditioned rooms each with cable TV with 100 channels, broadband Internet connection, private bathroom with cold water and direct-dial phone.^ All ; rooms have attached modern bathrooms with hot and cold ; water.
    • IndIa: Through The eyes of a TIger 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC www.stlzoo.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ It was as cool as an air-conditioned room.

    ^ TV and direct dial telephone.

    .You might get a little bit warmer than cold water by requesting it from the reception a few times.^ The cold-weather rains of December and; January are variable and uncertain, and rarely last more than a few; days.
    • W. H. Sleeman - Rambles and Recollections of an Indian;Official 25 May 2010 20:40 UTC www.gutenberg.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The cold-weather rains of December and January are variable and uncertain, and rarely last more than a few days.
    • Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official / Sleeman, William, 1788-1856 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Whatever class you fly in with Virgin Atlantic, you'll always experience that little bit extra - a quality that sets Virgin Atlantic apart.

    .It is not possible to sleep without ear plugs in the first floor because of the noise coming from corridor and reception all night.^ Agra, February 20 ; To get to Agra, I had to back track to Delhi, spend the night, and then catch the morning train: all because the airport was closed.
    • India 1997 - Part one - Delhi, Varanasi and Agra - A Travelogue by Doug Burnett 25 May 2010 20:40 UTC traveldoug.com [Source type: General]

    ^ This review has been a long time coming...I went here recently because I had a coupon (yes, a coupon, it's a recession for crying out loud and I eat out all the time!
    • Agra Indian Kitchen - Venice - Venice, CA 25 May 2010 20:40 UTC www.yelp.com [Source type: General]

    ^ You will need some rupies - because you are charged for every ATM transaction, get all you need at the first ATM! Forget travelers checks - we took them and didn't use.
    • Heart of India (2010) | Traveler Reviews | OAT 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC www.oattravel.com [Source type: General]

    .Get a room from higher floors. Rates start at Rs 2,690.
    ^ Executive rooms are located on the higher floors and offer ; benefits as a dedicated Club lounge where you can enjoy complimentary ; snacks and beverages throughout ; the day.

     .'sleep', 'Agra');return false;" title="click to edit Hotel Mandakini Villas">edit
  • Laurie's Hotel, Mahatma Gandhi Road, +91 562 2364536 (fax: +91 562 2268045).^ Hotel Amar Hotel Mandakini Villas Hotel Yamuna View Howard Park Plaza Hotel ITC Mughal Hotel .
    • ; Agra Hotels - LOWEST DISCOUNT RATES for all Hotels in Agra with Map; 25 May 2010 20:40 UTC www.agoda.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Meharotra ; Care Taker ; 3/14,Asha Bhawan, 70-A, ; Mahatma Gandhi Marg,Opposite ; Subhashpark, Agra ; 134.
    • KENDRIYA HINDI SANSTHAN, AGRA 25 May 2010 20:40 UTC www.hindisansthan.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Gandhi's stature as an Indian ; political and spiritual leader earned him the prestigious title of Mahatma ("Great Soul").
    • ASIAN-AMERICAN BASELINE ESSAY 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC www.pps.k12.or.us [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .An old colonial hotel from the British era (some say it hasn't been upgraded since!^ Stay at the Galle Face Regency Hotel, a grand, ; luxurious hotel built in colonial style with old world charm ; and modern comforts.
    • IndIa: Through The eyes of a TIger 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC www.stlzoo.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ It was highly ; significant in facilitating population movement and the social-economic development in the British ; colonial era.

    ^ In 1947, who ever was old enough to have experienced the British rule to hate it enough, would have been ,say, 15 yrs old.
    • Indian Culture : Glorious Myths 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC o3.indiatimes.com [Source type: Original source]

    ), .Laurie's retains some of the charm of traveling in India in days of yore.^ When you mark the travel to and from India checkbox (and we connect you with an agency specializing in travel to India), ask to arrive at least a day before your tour begins, and leave at least a day after the tour ends.

    ^ He was alive when I left India, and; although he resided some distance from the railway he always had himself; carried to see me whenever I travelled in his direction.
    • 41 Years in India - From Subaltern to Commander-in-Chief - Lord Roberts of Kandahar 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC www.gutenberg.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ A day thus spent at Amber is usually one of the most enjoyable which falls to the lot of the traveller in India.
    • Full text of "The imperial gazetteer of India" 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC www.archive.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Rooms with impossibly high ceilings (fans, no aircon), lead off from verandahs with nice lawns outside.^ Room amenities include air-conditioning, ceiling fan, music ; system, Sitting area, telephone, mini fridge and open terrace.

    ^ We’re instructed to take off our shoes outside the rauza , and barefooted, we enter the vestibule that leads into the main tomb chamber.
    • Agra: Been There, Done That - IgoUgo Agra Journal 25 May 2010 20:40 UTC www.igougo.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The person who lives in the last village of Maru Pradesh has to wait for three days to get supply of water from outside … [And] there are no roads that lead to his village.

    A swimming pool from yesteryears graces the lawn (unfortunately closed in the winter). .But you can get British era service with 'bed tea', excellent freshly made chicken curry and rice to order, and creaky plumbing.^ I ordered the Chicken Curry, Garlic Naan bread and rice with saffron.
    • Agra Cafe - Silver Lake - Los Angeles, CA 25 May 2010 20:40 UTC www.yelp.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I ordered lamb curry, chicken korma, matar paneer, naan & raita.
    • Agra Cafe - Silver Lake - Los Angeles, CA 25 May 2010 20:40 UTC www.yelp.com [Source type: General]

    ^ At dinner; a variety was made by the chicken being curried, accompanied by an; unlimited supply of rice and chutney.
    • 41 Years in India - From Subaltern to Commander-in-Chief - Lord Roberts of Kandahar 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC www.gutenberg.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Some people will love it, others hate it, but you can't be indifferent to Laurie's!  edit
  • Hotel Raj.^ Different people have different views of the Taj but it would be enough to say that the Taj has a life of its own that leaps out of marble, provided you understand that it is a monument of love.
    • Who built Taj mahal? - Yahoo! Answers India 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC in.answers.yahoo.com [Source type: General]

    ^ You'd be lucky if you got some of the really interesting people like Narayani Gupta, a historian, to take you around.

    ^ This was the perfect way to observe riverside temples, people taking a “holy” dip, people bathing in the river, some doing yoga, and others offering flowers to the river.
    • Heart of India (2010) | Traveler Reviews | OAT 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC www.oattravel.com [Source type: General]

    .Directly in front of the central entry of the Taj Mahal, simple but clean. About Rs 200.^ Four forty feet high minarets grace the Taj Mahal's central structure, with balconies dividing it into three levels, and the top covered by a "chhattri".
    • Taj Mahal - Taj Mahal India - Taj Mahal Agra - Taj Mahal Information - Taj Mahal Tour India 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC www.indiatoursguide.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Early in the year 1973, chance digging in the garden in front of the Taj revealed another set of fountains about six feet below the present fountains.
    • The True Story of the Taj Mahal 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC www.stephen-knapp.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Distortion of Indian History for Muslim Appeasement, Part 6A | Islam | FaithFreedom 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC www.faithfreedom.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Do they care about the topic when they say Islam is this and that, when the post is about Taj Mahal?
    • Davis: Confirmed! Islam Does Have Great Architecture! - Jihad Watch 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC www.jihadwatch.org [Source type: Original source]

     edit

Splurge

.Thanks to heavy competition, Agra's five-star hotels are pretty good value compared to most other cities in India.^ Other 5 star hotels in mumbai.
  • Taj Mahal Hotel Mumbai,5 Star Hotels in Mumbai,India 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC www.hotelsmumbai.com [Source type: General]

^ Visit to Agra one of the most beautiful city of India.
  • triangle - Yoga Month Community - National Yoga Month and TITANS OF YOGA, Free Yoga Classes 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC communities.yogamonth.org [Source type: General]

^ Get to know about Agra city of India.
  • Agra India - Agra Tourism - Agra City - Travel to Agra - Agra India Vacation - Tourism in Agra 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC www.bharatonline.com [Source type: General]

  • ITC Mughal, Taj Ganj, +91-562-4021700, [8]. .Formerly the Sheraton Mughal, this is one of Agra's top hotels, with views of the Taj from the roof viewing pavilion.^ The hotel’s roof top is to have a great view to the Taj Mahal.

    ^ Late afternoon arrive Agra and check in at Mughal ; Sheraton / Taj View.
    • Rajasthan off The Beaten Track Tour Package,Rajasthan off The Beaten Track,off Beaten Track Tour Packages,Rajasthan off Beaten Track Tour,Rajasthan Beaten Track Tour Operator 25 May 2010 20:40 UTC www.rajasthantourismindia.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Perhaps the most famous Islamic struture is the Taj Mahal in Agra, india,built (1632–48) by the Mughal ruler.....” - History Channel .
    • Same Day Tour to Agra,Tours of Agra,Agra Tour Package,Agra Same Day Tour,Same Day Agra Tour,Taj Mahal Same Day Tour,Agra India Tour Package,Agra Tour Package India 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC www.indian-tour-operators.com [Source type: General]

    Large pool. .The hotel's age is starting to show, but the rooms are in fine shape.^ Show available room types View hotel on map (4.1 km) .
    • Agra Hotels - Discount hotels in Agra at AsiaRooms.com 10 February 2010 10:55 UTC www.asiarooms.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Show available room types View hotel on map (3.0 km) .
    • Agra Hotels - Discount hotels in Agra at AsiaRooms.com 10 February 2010 10:55 UTC www.asiarooms.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The Hilton Dubai Creek offers unique dining concepts ; with the Glasshouse, a contemporary dining room, and Verre, the hotel's ; signature fine dining restaurant.

    .Popular with tour groups Rooms from US$160.
    ^ And being there early, arrangements were made for us to tour a site that wasn’t on our group’s itinerary; that being the city of Amritsar in the state of Punjab.
    • STS Tours - Ray's Space 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC sts-tours.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Working with OAT in Boston by phone enabled us to join our group and pick up on the tour with out skiping a beat.
    • Heart of India (2010) | Traveler Reviews | OAT 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC www.oattravel.com [Source type: General]

     .'sleep', 'Agra');return false;" title="click to edit ITC Mughal">edit
  • Oberoi Amarvilas, Taj East Gate Road, +91 (562) 2231515, [9].^ The Oberoi Amarvilas Agra Hotel .
    • Trident Agra Hotel Agra India - BEST DISCOUNT RATES Hotel Deals 10 February 2010 10:55 UTC www.agoda.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Itc Mughal, Hotel Agra .
    • Agra, India Hotels - Yahoo! Malaysia Travel 10 February 2010 10:55 UTC malaysia.travel.yahoo.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Legends and theories ; ; [edit] Origins of the name ; The name Taj comes from Persian, the language of the Mughal court, meaning crown, and Mahal, also Persian, means place, area, or neighborhood.
    • Who built Taj mahal? - Yahoo! Answers India 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC in.answers.yahoo.com [Source type: General]

    .The best (and most expensive) hotel in Agra.^ Holidays in Agra combine the best hotels in Agra (India) with journeys to the historic Mughal monuments of Agra and nearby destinations.
    • Agra Hotels, Hotels in Agra,Holiday in Agra, Agra Travel and Tour packages 25 May 2010 20:40 UTC hotelsagra.com [Source type: News]

    ^ We customize our holidays in Agra tour packages to suit your requirements and offer you the best hotels in Agra (India) and the most exciting tours around Agra - city of the Taj Mahal.
    • Agra Hotels, Hotels in Agra,Holiday in Agra, Agra Travel and Tour packages 25 May 2010 20:40 UTC hotelsagra.com [Source type: News]

    ^ It is now one of India's most stunning and expensive heritage hotels; doubles start at 19,800 rupees (£265), room only.
    • ; Traveller's guide: Indian palaces -; Asia, Travel - The Independent 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC www.independent.co.uk [Source type: News]

    .Its is consistently rated among the top 10 hotels in the world  edit
  • Trident Hilton, Fathebad Road, +91 (562) 2331818, [10].^ The Oriental Hotel in Bangkok has been consistently rated as one of the best hotels in the world.
    • ; ;Trade and Cultural Mission to India, Sept. 5-14, 2003;; 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC www.sos.wa.gov [Source type: News]

    ^ India has also a number of luxury ; hotels rated among best in the world Raj Vilas in Jaipur, Amar Vilas in Agra, Udai Vilas & Lake Palace in Udaipur are few to ; name.

    ^ With a few less detours and bathroom stops; one being an emergency stop on the roadway, we made it to the ‘Trident Hilton Hotel’ later in the afternoon.
    • STS Tours - Ray's Space 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC sts-tours.com [Source type: Original source]

    Solid Hilton quality, but poor location. .Outdoor pool, gym. Rooms from US$89..^ The hotel brochure gives us an idea of the services: a restaurant, bar, coffee shop, swimming pool, shopping arcade, room service, laundry, even an astrologer (yes!
    • Agra: Been There, Done That - IgoUgo Agra Journal 25 May 2010 20:40 UTC www.igougo.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The other ; facilities include roof top swimming pool with sea view, gym, sauna ; and steam room.

    ^ The facilities include outdoor lap ; pool, the 16-station life-cycle gym, steam, sauna, ; jacuzzi, squash court, 6-hole golf course.

     edit

Contact

.Agra comes under Uttar Pradesh (west) circle as per TRAI. BSNL [11],Airtel [12] are the two main providers of terrestrial telephone lines in Agra, while BNSL [13], AirTel [14], Vodafone [15] and Idea [16] provide GSM (triband) and Reliance [17] and Tata [18]provide CDMA services.^ UTTAR PRADESH ; 17.
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^ UTTAR PRADESH ; 18.
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Internet

.There are several internet cafes / Cyber Cafes from where you can access the internet for sending email or uploading your digital photos.^ There are internet cafes everywhere, and they are quite cheap.

^ Are you saying there were no mass protests before the advent of the internet ?
  • Is the Gujarat police so impotent that it had to kill a woman in cold blood? 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC o3.indiatimes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If you have access to a library and time to spare, and three IQ digits to rub together, you can do the same thing.
  • Davis: Confirmed! Islam Does Have Great Architecture! - Jihad Watch 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC www.jihadwatch.org [Source type: Original source]

  • Reliance World[19] has broadband connectivity at many location across the city.
  • Sify Iway[20] also offers broadband connectivity at different locations spread all over the city.
Buland Darwaza at Fatehpur Sikri
Buland Darwaza at Fatehpur Sikri
Mosque in Fatehpur Sikri
Mosque in Fatehpur Sikri
Farehpur Sikri Complex
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Farehpur Sikri Complex
  • Fatehpur Sikri is a UNESCO world heritage site.^ Also visit the ; Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri, a world heritage sight.

    ^ It is one another UNESCO World Heritage Site in the city.
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    ^ Agra Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage site located in Agra , India .

    .Built in the the 16th century by the Emperor Akbar, Fatehpur Sikri (the City of Victory) was the capital of the Mughal Empire for about 10 years.^ Also visit the ; Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri, a world heritage sight.

    ^ Jahangir was born in Fatehpur Sikri , the new capital city Akbar built west of Agra.
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    ^ On the way we stopped in Fatehpur Sikri, a 16th century city built by Akbar and then abandoned after only 15 years.
    • India 1997 - Part one - Delhi, Varanasi and Agra - A Travelogue by Doug Burnett 25 May 2010 20:40 UTC traveldoug.com [Source type: General]

    Then it was abandonded for reasons that are still something of a mystery. .It includes one of the largest mosques in India, the Jama Masjid.^ The complex of monuments and ; temples, all in a uniform architectural style, includes one of the largest mosques in India, the Jama ; Masjid.

    ^ Other historical monuments in Delhi are India Gate (War Memorial), Rajghat (the final resting place of Mahatma Gandhi), Jama Masjid (the larges mosque in India), Lotus Temple (one of the Seven Wonders of India), Old Fort, Akshardham Temple (the largest Hindu Temple Complex in the world), etc.
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    ^ OLD DELHI - A sightseeing tour of Old Delhi would entail visiting the Raj Ghat - the memorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated; Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India and the Red Fort - once the most opulent fort and palace of the Moghul Empire.
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    .In order to get a full idea of this site it is better to take a guide (Rs 300 for 2 hours for its chargeless entrance part) or have a good printed guide, otherwise it is not very interesting to see it.^ On a trip to this magnificent monument, it is better not to rush into seeing things, but to linger in the gardens, admire the scenic beauty, and take your time.
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    ^ Mukhia, asserts from his two hour visit to the site that The parts of the walls still in tact do not suggest any particular structure: either a temple or a house or any other.
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    ^ They also forgot to give me my mango lassi but when I pointed it out on the bill, I was too full so not only did they take it off the bill but they gave me a free order to go.
    • Agra Indian Kitchen - Venice - Venice, CA 25 May 2010 20:40 UTC www.yelp.com [Source type: General]

    .The entrance to the site (even to the yard) is only without shoes.
  • Mathura is the birth place of Lord Krishna.^ It is customary in Hindu; Forts (for example, the Nagardhan Fort, Nagpur) to place an idol of Lord Ganesa; in a similar recess above the main entrance.
    • The Question of the Taj Mahal 25 May 2010 20:40 UTC www.stephen-knapp.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The site is believed to have been the birth place of the Persian prophet Zoroaster.

    ^ Located on the banks of the Baghamai River, the Pashupatinath Temple is believed to mark the site where Shiva worshipped in the form of Lingam (only Hindus are permitted entrance).
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    .There are many beautiful temples in Mathura, including the one build at Shri Krishna's birth place.
  • Vrindavan is also a religious place around 50 km from Agra, and quite close to Mathura, there are many temples here devoted to lord Krishna, few of the more famous temples are Bakke Bihari & the Escon Temple (also known as 'Angrejo ka Mandir')
  • Nandgaon was the home of Shri Krishna`s foster father, Nand.^ It is one of the most beautiful buildings in the world.
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    ^ There is a famous mandir there, the Govind Deva Mandir, pictured here .
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    ^ There are many more monuments elsewhere.
    • The Tribune, Chandigarh, India - Editorial 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC www.tribuneindia.com [Source type: Original source]

    .On the top of the hill is the spacious temple of Nand Rai, built by the Hat ruler Roop Singh.^ We stopped for lunch at a local venue in this village of medieval palaces and temples built by Bundela rulers.
    • Heart of India (2010) | Traveler Reviews | OAT 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC www.oattravel.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The Dehra of Keshava Rai was one of the most magnificent temples ever built in India and enjoyed veneration of the Hindus throughout the land.
    • Islam Watch - "Aurangzeb as he was according to Mughal Records" 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC islam-watch.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Built in 725 A.D, this temple is devoted to ; the family deity of the rulers of Mewar.

    .The other temples here are dedicated to Narsingha, Gopinath, Nritya Gopal, Girdhari, Nand Nandan, and Yasodha Nandan, which is located half way up the hill.^ Their legs were uncovered half-way up the thigh; but, as we passed, they all carefully covered up their faces.
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    ^ This was the perfect way to observe riverside temples, people taking a “holy” dip, people bathing in the river, some doing yoga, and others offering flowers to the river.
    • Heart of India (2010) | Traveler Reviews | OAT 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC www.oattravel.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Despite other malls and shopping complexes opening up in the city, we see the serious customer coming here, which is a positive sign."
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    .Nandgaon springs into action every year around March for the festival of Holi, when many a tourist flock the city for the famous "lath mar holi".
  • Bharatpur is about 56 km from Agra and houses the Famous bird sanctuary in which you can see thousands of rare birds including the Sibarian Crane.^ The famous game reserves of Ranthambhor and the ; Bharatpur bird sanctuary.

    ^ That's about it for now, See you soon!

    ^ Lunch at the ; Bharatpur bird sanctuary.

    .There is the Lohagarh Fort, which remained invincible despite several attacks by the British.^ Since then the fort has remained in British possession.
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    ^ Inside the forts there are several striking forts, palaces and Jain temples which attract tourists from far and far.
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    ^ There is no proof, just circumstantial evidence, presumption… and we can`t think of anyone else, so: `al-Qaeda have launched several attacks`.

    .Just 32 km from Bharatpur, is the Deeg Palace.^ RAJASTHAN ; The gardens at Deeg Palaces in district Bharatpur, Anasagar Baradari, Ajmer and ; Chittor-garh Fort, Chittorgarh were properly maintained.
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    .This strong and massive fort was the summer resort of the rulers of Bharatpur and has many palaces and gardens.
  • National Chambal Sanctuary, (70 km away) is a natural sanctuary and the home of the endangered Indian gharial (a relative of the crocodile) and of the Ganges River Dolphin (also endangered).^ The development of garden in Bharatpur Fort was also ; reconsidered.
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    ^ After breakfast, you are set to ; visit the world famous Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary also ; famous as Keoladeo Ghana National Park.

    ^ Ranthambhore has world famous Ranthambhore National Park that offers tourists to see the majestic tiger in their natural home.
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    .The Chambal Safari Lodge (Tel.: +91-94126 51921, Mobile: +91-9837415512, Email : rpsjarar@chambalsafari.com; Agra office: Jarar House, Mathura Road, Agra 282 002, Tel.: +91-562-5534205) is the only place to stay and they can arrange yourit to the sanctuary.^ The gate of this fort leading out to the road we came is called, modestly enough, after Kumbhir, a place only ten miles distant; that leading to Mathura, three or four stages distant, is called the Mathura gate.
    • Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official / Sleeman, William, 1788-1856 13 May 2010 12:50 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Tourist Complex Area Fatehabad Road Uttar Pradesh Agra 282 001 India, Agra, 2… .
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    ^ They claim to contain only herbal ingredients and are legal, but they are definitely not Vitamin C and it would be wise to stay away from them as you would any other drug.'
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    .Take a cruise on the river, ride a jeep in the ravines, go for a camel ride along the sandy beaches, walk through sunlit fields or just laze around under the sun.^ Take an ; unforgettable experience of camel ride and ; the sun set view.

    ^ We walked along the lonely beach.
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    ^ Take an unforgettable experience of camel rides and the ; sun set view.

    End the day looking up a starlit sky basking in the warmth of old-world hospitality.
This is a usable article. .It has information for getting in as well as some complete entries for restaurants and hotels.^ Presumably, I assume we have no real information that some jihadis have died as well.

^ TOILETS: The toilets (outside the hotel) take some getting used to.
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^ Tourism of India offers complete information on the hotels in Agra.
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.AGRA, an ancient city of India, which gives its name to a district and division in the United Provinces.^ This district is named after the city of Mathura.
  • Open Directory - Regional:Asia:India:Uttar Pradesh:Districts 25 May 2010 20:40 UTC www.dmoz.org [Source type: Reference]

^ United Provinces of Agra and Oudh, 434 n.
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^ This district is named after Kanpur City.
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.It is famous for containing the most perfect specimens of Mogul architecture.^ It is famous for containing the most perfect specimens of Mogul architecture .

^ Agra, once the capital of the Mughal Empire during the 16th and early 18th centuries, is where Taj Mahal, India's most famous architectural wonder is situated.
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^ India’s most famous architectural wonder, an immense mausoleum of white marble, The Taj reflects proud passions of an emperor’s love.
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.Agra, like Delhi, owes much of its importance in both historical and modern times to the commercial and strategical advantages of its position.^ Agra, like Delhi, is really polluted.
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^ Agra, like Delhi , owes much of its importance in both historical and modern times to the commercial and strategical advantages of its position.

^ Agra is a historical city near Delhi.
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.The river Jumna, which washes the walls of its fort, was the natural highway for the traffic of the rich delta of Bengal to the heart of India, and it formed, moreover, from very ancient times, the frontier defence of the Aryan stock settled in the plain between the Ganges and the Jumna against their western neighbours, hereditary freebooters who occupied the highlands of Central India.^ Agra Fort is a walled city in India.
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^ The river Jumna , which washes the walls of its fort, was the natural highway for the traffic of the rich delta of Bengal to the heart of India, and it formed, moreover, from very ancient times, the frontier defence of the Aryan stock settled in the plain between the Ganges and the Jumna against their western neighbours, hereditary freebooters who occupied the highlands of Central India .

^ But war in Siachen is a war against nature than a war between ‘”too” Nuclear Neighbours .

.No place was better fitted for both an emporium and a frontier fortress.^ No place was better fitted for both an emporium and a frontier fortress.

^ Jaipur is known as the "Gem ; City" of India, and there is no better place to ; shop for jewelry than at the Jaipur bazaars.
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.The river formed an unfordable barrier and also a useful means of communication.^ The river formed an unfordable barrier and also a useful means of communication.

^ Again, there is a form of 40,000 sessions, the metropolitan community church, sawed to being negligible and using to public productions.
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^ In its river ; valleys and around its oases, early humans formed communities, built dwellings, ; developed the wheel, cultivated crops and domesticated animals.
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.Jehangir tells us in his autobiography that before his father Akbar built the present fort, the town was defended by a citadel of great antiquity.^ Jehangir tells us in his autobiography that before his father Akbar built the present fort, the town was defended by a citadel of great antiquity.

^ The Red fort or Agra fort was built by Akbar.
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^ The Mughal Emperor Akbar built this town.
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.For three hundred years the Afghans and other tribes came down from the north and founded kingdoms; and their power radiated from Delhi and Agra.^ Delhi has been the center of power for hundreds of years.
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^ North (road from Agra back to Delhi) .
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^ For three hundred years the Afghans and other tribes came down from the north and founded kingdoms; and their power radiated from Delhi and Agra.

.It was Sikandar, of the house of Lodi (A.D. 150o), the last of the Afghan dynasties, who realized the strategic importance of Agra as a point for keeping in check his rebellious vassals to the south.^ It was Sikandar, of the house of Lodi (A.D. 150o), the last of the Afghan dynasties, who realized the strategic importance of Agra as a point for keeping in check his rebellious vassals to the south.

^ In the 15th century the Sultan of Delhi, Sikandar Lodi, handled the governance of his realm from Agra Fort, and it became essentially a second capital.
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^ Realizing the importance of its central situation, Akbar ; (1556–1605) decided to make Agra his capital.

.He removed his court there, and Agra from being "a mere village of old standing," says a Persian chronicler, became the capital of a kingdom.^ He removed his court there, and Agra from being "a mere village of old standing," says a Persian chronicler, became the capital of a kingdom.

^ Jerusalem became the ; capital of the southern kingdom.
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^ Agra is the home of Mughlai-khaana, where the Persian kings courted Indian spices and the traditional barbecue meats changed colour and flavour forever.
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.In 1526 the city was 'captured by the emperor Baber, the famous Koh-i-noor diamond being part of the loot; and it was here that Baber announced that his invasion was to be a permanent conquest, and not a mere temporary inroad.^ In 1526 the city was 'captured by the emperor Baber , the famous Koh-i-noor diamond being part of the loot ; and it was here that Baber announced that his invasion was to be a permanent conquest, and not a mere temporary inroad.

^ Many have invaded Delhi through the ages, including the Persian emperor, ; Nadir Shah, who sacked the city in 1739 and carted the Kohinoor Diamond (now ; part of the British royal family's crown jewels) and the famous Peacock Thrown ; off to Iran.
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^ When the first of the Mogul Emperors - Babur (1483-1530) - defeated the Rajah of Gwalior in 1526, Babur and his army took control of Agra, capturing the Gwalior royal family in the process.
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.It was Baber's grandson Akbar that built the present fort, whose strong and lofty walls of red sandstone are a mile and a half in circumference.^ Agra Red Fort : Agra red fort was built by Akbar,; who chose Agra as his capital.
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^ Also visit Agra Fort, built of red sandstone and marble.
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^ He renovated the fort with red sandstone.
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.The building was completed in 1665, when Charles II.^ The building was completed in 1665, when Charles II .

^ In the days of Charles II. its dry bed was turned into a sort of race-course and drive-way, but since the completion of the Prado it has been abandoned for even this purpose.
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was on the throne of .England and the plague was devastating London.^ England and the plague was devastating London .

.Another building of much the same date is the red stone palace generally attributed to Akbar, but probably of an earlier time, which is the finest example of pure Hindu architecture; while the Moti Masjid, or Pearl Mosque, is an equally perfect example of the Mahommedan style.^ It is also finest exemplar of Hindu and Islam architecture.
  • Famous Red Fort Of Agra, Getaways From Agra Fort, Location of Agra Fort, Agra Fort Travel Information Guide : North India Tourism 25 May 2010 20:40 UTC www.north-india-tourism.com [Source type: General]

^ The palace, a medley of Hindu and Islamic architectural styles, is stunningly beautiful.

^ The Taj Mahal, is probably the finest example of Muslim architecture.
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.But the glory of Agra, the most splendidly poetic building in the world, is the Taj Mahal, the mausoleum built (A.D. 1632) by the emperor Shah Jahan for the remains of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal, in which he himself also lies buried.^ However, it is for the Taj Mahal , which he built as a memorial to his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal, that he is most often remembered.
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^ He was buried in the Taj Mahal, next to his wife.

^ It is a white marble mausoleum built by Emperor Shahjahan for his wife Mumtaz mahal.
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.The building is built of white marble throughout, crowned with a great white dome in the centre, and with a smaller dome at each of its four corners.^ It was built fully on white marble.
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^ The tomb is built of red sandstone, and surmounted by a dome of white marble.
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^ This mausoleumis built of exquisite white marbles.
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.From the marble terrace which surrounds it rise four tall minarets of the same material, one at each corner.^ The gateway's four minarets rising from the corners are particularly striking.
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^ Minarets Four marble-clad minarets flank the mausoleum, one at each corner of the mausoleum plinth.
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^ There are four elegant tapering minarets, one on each corner of the plinth.
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.The Taj has been modelled and painted more frequently than any other building in the world, and the word pictures of it are numberless.^ The Taj has been modelled and painted more frequently than any other building in the world, and the word pictures of it are numberless.

^ Taj Mahal and other magnificent buildings.
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^ CHRISTIANITY: Christianity has more adherents than any other religion in the ; world.
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.But it can only be described as a dream in marble.^ But it can only be described as a dream in marble.

^ The atmosphere could only be described as electric as we walked barefooted taking photos along its white-marbled perimeter.
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.It amply justifies the saying that the Moguls designed like Titans and finished like jewellers.^ Designed like a palace and finished like a jewel.
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^ As they say about the Mughals in general, it has been "designed like giants and finished like jewellers".
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^ It amply justifies the saying that the Moguls designed like Titans and finished like jewellers.

.In regard to colour and design the Taj ranks first in the world for purely decorative workmanship; while the perfect symmetry of its exterior once seen can never be forgotten, nor the aerial grace of its domes, rising like marble bubbles into the azure sky.^ I'd never seen anything like it.
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^ The charbagh of the Taj is perfect in symmetry.
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^ I have never seen anyone like him.
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.In his History of Architecture, Fergusson says of it: "This building is an early example of that system of inlaying with precious stones which became the great characteristic of the style of the Moghals after the death of Akbar.^ The building is built in an Islamic style of architecture.
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^ In his History of Architecture, Fergusson says of it: "This building is an early example of that system of inlaying with precious stones which became the great characteristic of the style of the Moghals after the death of Akbar.

^ Fergusson ( History of Architecture , vol.
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.All the spandrils of the Taj, all the angles and more important architectural details, are heightened by being inlaid with precious stones such as agates, bloodstones, jaspers and the like.^ Calligraphy is done using precious gems like jasper and agate.
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^ All the spandrils of the Taj, all the angles and more important architectural details, are heightened by being inlaid with precious stones such as agates, bloodstones, jaspers and the like.

^ The Mausoleum that houses the grave of Queen Mumtaj is entirely decorated with inlaid design of flowers and calligraphy was done using precious gems like agate, jasper., Jade and Crystal The archway chiselled with pasages from the Holy Quoran gives it a unique charm and adds to its beauty.
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.These are combined in wreaths, scrolls and frets, as exquisite in design as they are beautiful in colour, and relieved by the pure white marble in which they are inlaid, they form the most beautiful and precious style of ornament ever adopted in architecture.^ They are reflected in an assortment of architectural styles.
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^ Jewels are inlaid in the marble to create designs.
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^ This mausoleumis built of exquisite white marbles.
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.It is lavishly bestowed on the tombs themselves and the screens which surround them, but more sparingly introduced on the mosque that forms one wing of the Taj, and on the fountains and surrounding buildings.^ One of the four towers surrounding the Taj .
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^ Taj Mahal mosque or masjid and the Great gate are the buildings surrounding the Taj Mahal.
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^ The so-called Mosque at one end from the Taj .

.The judgment, indeed, with which this style of ornament is apportioned to the various parts, is almost as remarkable as the ornament itself, and conveys a high idea of the taste and skill of the architects of this age."^ Topped with a huge central dome, it rises for over 55m, its height accentuated by a crowning brass spire, itself almost 17m high.

^ Among; its many architectural game are the places for his queens - Jodha Bai,; Mariyam and his Turkish sultana, built in varying styles, each perfect in; itself.
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^ Here the sculptural skills of Hindu India were fused with Persian forms and ideas to create the virile Moghul architectural style.

.Of the Taj as a whole Lord Roberts says in his Forty Years in India:- " Neither words nor pencil could give to the most imaginative reader the slightest idea of the all-satisfying beauty and purity of this glorious conception.^ Of the Taj as a whole Lord Roberts says in his Forty Years in India:- " Neither words nor pencil could give to the most imaginative reader the slightest idea of the all-satisfying beauty and purity of this glorious conception.

^ But this was all the comfort; we could give him.
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^ Neither words nor pencil could give to the most; imaginative reader the slightest idea of the all-satisfying beauty and; purity of this glorious conception.
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.To those who have not already seen it I would say, `Go to India.^ To those who have not already seen it I would say, `Go to India.

^ It is said that the world is divided in two parts, people who have seen the Taj and those who have not, such is the glory of this great monument.
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