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Tourist places in Agra
Agra is a major historical city in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Agra is famous for the Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world. The other tourist attractions are the Agra Fort, I’tmad-ud-Daula’s Tomb, Akbar’s tomb and the nearby city of Fatehpur Sikri.
Agra Fort is close to the Taj Mahal in the city of Agra. It gained importance as Akbar made Agra his capital in 1558 and rebuilt the fort. Agra Fort is well preserved and has beautiful palaces and courts.
Taj Mahal is a mausoleum built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan for his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Taj Mahal is one of the seven wonders of the world. It is visited by more than 11,000 tourists on an average day.
Red Fort, Delhi
Red Fort was built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan during 1639-48. The Mughals used Agra as their capital till the year 1649. Shah Jahan developed the seventh city of Delhi, Shahjahanabad, the present-day Old Delhi and made it his capital in 1649.