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Built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan in 1653 as the final resting place for his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal, this perfectly symmetrical monument, finished in marble, is perhaps India’s most beautiful monument and took 22 years to build. It is an acknowledged master piece of symmetry and is UNESCO’s World Heritage site. Verses of the Holy Koran are inscribed on it and at the top of the gate are 22 small domes signifying number of years the monument took to build. Under the most elegant dome is the tomb of Mumtaz Mahal along with Shah Jehan which was erected by his son, Aurangzeb. The interiors are decorated with fine inlay work incorporating semi precious stones.
Commissioned by the great Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1565 is another of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites of Agra. Initially built in red sand stone, the fort was converted into a palace during Shah Jehan’s time and reworked extensively with marble and pietra dura inlay. Notable buildings in the fort include the Pearl Mosque or Moti Masjid, the Dewan e Aam and Dewan e Khas (halls of public and private audience), Jehangiri Mahal, Khas Mahal, Sheesh Mahal (mirrored palace) and Musamman Burj. The fort is a typical example of Mughal architecture effectively showing its uniqueness.
The last resting place of Mughal Emperor Akbar, the Great, is on Delhi-Agra highway being 13 Kms from Agra Fort. The monument reflects the completeness of his personality. Set amidst a lush green garden with deers, rabbits and langurs, the monument is vast and built beautifully in carved red sand stone.
UNESCO’s World Heritage site built by Mughal Emperor Akbar about 35 Kms from Agra and movedhis capital there and later abandoned it due to the shortage of water. This site displays a number of buildings of significant historical importance namely Buland Darwaza, Tomb of Shaikh Salim Chisti, Dewan e Khas, Dewan e Aam, Panch Mahal, Buland Darwaza etc. Buland Dawaza or the lofty gateway was built to commemorate Akbar’s victory over Gujarat. Buland Darwaza faces west where Gujarat is located.
Empress Noor Jehan built the tomb for her father, Mirza Ghiyas Beg, who was the chief minister to Emperor Jehangir. Located on the left bank of Yamuna river, the mausoleum is set in a large cruciform garden, criss crossed by water courses and walkways and built in red sand stone and marble. Small in comparison to many other Mughal era toms, it is sometimes described as a Jewel Box. Its garden layout and use of white marble, pietra dura inlay designs and lattice work presage many elements of the Taj Mahal and is sometimes termed as Baby Taj. White marble walls 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.
The oldest Mughal garden in India, the Ram Bagh was built by the Emperor Babar in 1528 on the bank of the Yamuna River. It lies about 2.5 Kms north of Taj Mahal. The pavilions in this garden are designed so that the wind from the Yamuna River, combined with the greenery, keeps them cool even during the peak of summer. The original name of the garden was Aram Bagh or Garden of Relaxation where Babar used to spend his leisure time.