All 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites To See In Agra

Taj Mahal

Uttar Pradesh, Agra District
N27 10 27.012 E78 2 31.992
Date of Inscription: 1983
Criteria: (i)
Ref: 252

Brief Description
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. read more...

 

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Agra Fort

Uttar Pradesh, Agra District
N27 10 60 E78 1 60
Date of Inscription: 1983
Criteria:  (iii)
Ref: 251

Brief Description
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 comprises many fairy-tale palaces, such as the Jahangir Palace and the Khas Mahal, built by Shah Jahan; audience halls, such as the Diwan-i-Khas; and two very beautiful mosques. read more...

 

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Fatehpur Sikri

Uttar Pradesh, Agra District
N27 5 39.984 E77 39 51.012
Date of Inscription: 1986
Criteria: (ii)(iii)(iv)
Ref: 255

Brief Description
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 one of the largest mosques in India, the Jama Masjid. read more...

 

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