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Situated within the semi-arid plains of north-central India, Agra is home to the Taj Mahal - a mausoleum World heritage site that is the most popular tourist attraction in India. Although most tourists come here to experience this wonder of the World, there are two other popular attractions - the Red Fort and the Fatehpūr Sikrī - also world heritage sites.


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Wikipedia - Agra

Fatehpur Sikri, Agra
Hall of Private Audience, Fatehpur Sikri

Agra (English pronunciation: /ˈɑːɡrə/; Hindi: आगरा, Urdu: آ گرہ) is a city on the banks of the river Yamuna in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India. With a population of 1,686,976 (2010 est.), it is one of the most populous cities in Uttar Pradesh and the 19th most populous in India. Agra can also refer to the administrative district that has its headquarters in Agra city.
The city finds mention in the epic Mahābhārata where it was called Agrevaṇa, or 'the border of the forest'. Legend ascribes the founding of the city to Rājā Badal Singh (around 1475), whose fort, Badalgarh, stood on or near the site of the present Fort. ... read more

Wikitravel - Agra

Agra Fort
Entering the palace within Agra Fort

Agra is a city in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, some 200 km from the Indian capital city of Delhi.
Agra is the home of the Taj Mahal, the most famous architectural monument in the world, and two other UNESCO World Heritage sites, the Agra Fort in the city and Fatehpur Sikri are nearby.
The city has little else though. Pollution, especially smog and litter, is rampant and travellers are pestered by swarms of touts and hawkers at every monument, mosque, temple or palace. That said, the sites are some of the wonders of the world and no trip to India is complete without at least one visit to the Taj. ... read more

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