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Agra Extension

South of New Delhi, along the banks of the River Yamuna, the city of Agra displays a fine architectural heritage as home to a series of forts, tombs, and gardens designed by the Mughals throughout the 16th and 17th centuries. It is generally accepted that the city was established in the early 1500’s; There followed the city’s Golden Age as the capital of the Mughal Empire, during which the construction of the revered Taj Mahal took place. Agra is also known for its superb inlay work on marble and soapstone, in addition to its carpets, gold thread embroidery, and leather shoes.

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