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Agra

Agra is the city of forts, palaces and mausoleums. The picturesque countryside will be a soothing treat before we start exploring the numerous gems of Agra.– also boasts numerous markets in the city from where you can buy marble handicrafts and ornate boxes. Agra is also famous for its leather goods.  The symbol of love; a man-made wonder; a monument of beauty – all descriptions fall short when it comes to the Taj Mahal. Nothing can compare the feeling you will have when you lay your eyes on the ivory-white façade of this architectural wonder. A group photo with the monument in the background is mandatory when you are visiting Agra. Agra Fort which served as the residence of the Mughal emperors till 1638 when the capital of the empire was shifted to Delhi. The fort is no less than a walled city in itself. It has also seen the rise and the fall of the Marathas till it was captured by the British .Itimad-ud-Daulah was a title given to Mirza Gyas Beg, father of Noor Jahan, the wife of Jahangir. The tomb of Beg, was drafted after the Taj Mahal and earned the name “Baby Taj”. It is also described as the “jewel box” at times.