Agra was the crown jewel of Mughal empire in the early periods.
The Taj Mahal is widely regarded as the icon of India.
The mausoleum represents the perfection of architectural planning and excellent craftsmanship.
The entire project took 22 years and the effort of some 22.000 masons, and artisans from across the Mughal empire.
For over a century, Agra Fort had served as the seat of the Mughal court.
It is considered a city within a city, consisting of several palaces in different styles, audience halls, and two mosques.
The moment I saw Itimad-ud-Daulah, I thought of an exquisite jewelry box.
This is the tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah – a vizier and also the father-in-law of the fourth Mughal emperor, Jahangir. The tomb was completed in 1628
Its ivory-white marble walls are beautified with semi-precious stone ornaments that take the shapes of flower vases, wine bottles, and arabesques.
This mausoleum is dedicated to one of India's greatest rulers, Emperor Akbar
It resembles a pyramid which is totally done with white marble and red sandstone. The tomb has four stories, topped with a fine pavilion containing the illusory tomb.
Sophisticated geometrical and floral patterns in Akbar's Tomb.
Agra: Beyond the Taj Mahal