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Thursday, March 27, 2008

India : Agra & Jaipur : Agra Attractions and Excursions - 2


Image Source: The Taj

Guys, the splendour of Agra - the capital of India under the migthy Mughals - still remains undiminished after 500 years. A minor administrative unit saw its transformation to a world renowned city with the coming of Mughals. Centered around the timeless creation, TAJ MAHAL, the city of Agra remains unparalled in history. The epic "Mahabharata" refers to Agra as "Agarbana" a vital part of Braj Bhumi. In recent history, the town, came into its own under the soverignity of Raja Badam Singh. And the spotlight, with the arrival of Sikandra Lodhi, who made it his capital. The golden age of Agra began in 1526 A.D. and the following centuries saw the rise of Mughal monarchy, with emperors Akbar, Jahangir and Shah Jahan, bestowing their time and wealth to transform Agra into to a centre of art culture, learning and commerce.

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