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Agra, India
   
The city of Agra attained fame as the capitol the Mughal empire daring the 16th and 17th centuries. Agra flourished under a series of emperors who attracted artisans fro Persia and central Asia, and the city is still famous for its handicrafts such as inlay work on marble woven cloth carpets, jewelry, zari and embroidery. The architectural monuments draw the greatest renown, especially Taj Mahal, Emperor Shah Japan's tribute to his love for his wife, Mumtaz, who died in childbirth. It is considered to be one of the seven wonders of the world.
   
   
Fatehpur Sikri
Fatehpur Sikri,a city predominantly in red sandstone, situated at a distance of 37 kms from Agra, was built by the Mughal Emperor Jalal-ud-din Mohammad Akbar, in honor of the great Sufi saint Salim Chisti; its magnificence and uniqueness offers a fine example of the emperor's architectural finesse. Akbar's tolerant religious views and interest in literature, architecture and fine arts gave the buildings at Fatehpur Sikri a charismatic blend of Islamic and Hindu elements in their style and design.

 

 

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Rock where they fastened the elephants used for attacks

 

 

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Elephant trunk shape designs

 

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Intricate stone carving on the pillars

 

 

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Elephant Tomb

 

 

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School girls visiting

 

 

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Toilets - No comment

 

 

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Huge pot that was transported by cart for getting water

 

 

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