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World Heritage Site Taj Mahal

An immense mausoleum of white marble, built in Agra between 1631 and 1648 by order of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favourite wife, the Taj Mahal is the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world’s heritage.

Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site

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iTo represent a masterpiece of human creative genius. All
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World Heritage Site 1986
38.14km
Fatehpur Sikri

Built during the second half of the 16th century by the Emperor Akbar, Fatehpur Sikri (the City of Victory) was the capital of the Mughal Empire for only some 10 years. The complex of monuments and temples, all in a uniform architectural style, includes…

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3.39km
Agra
Post 2019
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Essence of Agra
Audio Guide
10.08km
Audio Guide
Sikandra- Akbar’s Abode of Paradise
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World Heritage Site 1983
2.14km
Agra Fort

Near the gardens of the Taj Mahal stands the important 16th-century Mughal monument known as the Red Fort of Agra. This powerful fortress of red sandstone encompasses, within its 2.5-km-long enclosure walls, the imperial city of the Mughal rulers. It co…

Atlas Obscura 2021
5.38km
John Hessing’s Tomb

Discover John Hessing's Tomb in Agra, India: Also known as the "Red Taj Mahal.".

Atlas Obscura 2019
1.93km
Sheroes’ Hangout

Discover Sheroes' Hangout in Agra, India: This small cafe aims to empower acid attack victims and stop violence against women in India.