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  • Agra Fort - On the shores of River Yamuna, to the northwest of the Taj Mahal, Emperor Akbar started a majestic fort, which gained Jehangir and Shah Jahan as its future benefactors who added rose-red sandstone and marble buildings to it respectively.
  • Agra is connected to all the major cities of India through the rail tracks.
  • Bijapur abounds in Muslim architectural gems of the 15th to 17th centuries and is called the Agra of the South.
  • A pleasant town with a comparatively slow pace, Agra is known for its superb inlay work on marble and soapstone by craftsmen who are descendants of those who worked under the Mughals.
  • Agra is situated on the west-bank of River Yamuna, 204 km south of Delhi.
  • The Fort in Agra, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, is one of earliest surviving Mughal buildings in the city.
  • Situated on the west bank of the River Yamuna, Agra is a part of the great Northern Indian plains and boasts of a tropical climate.
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