This classic view of the Taj Mahal is a photo op every world traveler dreams of.
The Agra Fort was built in the Mughal style, which combines Indian, Islamic, and Persian architectural principles.
While in Agra, you'll see monkeys all over. In the streets, at popular attractions. But they are not your friends. Monkeys in India can be aggressive and could snatch your things right out of your hand. When seeing one, it's best to just walk by briskly.
This Mughal mausoleum is thought to be a precursor of the Taj Mahal.
Agra's star attraction after the Taj Mahal, the Agra Fort served as a fort for Emperor Akbar and then a palace for Shah Jahan (the one responsible for the Taj Mahal).
The ancient city of Fatehpur Sikri was set to be the seat of power for the Mughal Empire, but was soon abandoned after construction due to its poor water system.
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Auto-rickshaws (pictured) are a fun and inexpensive way to get around Agra.
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Don't ask for beef while dining out in India. Cows are considered sacred in the Hindu religion so you won't find it on the menu anywhere.
The peaceful Yamuna River sits right behind the Taj Mahal. For great views of the river, as well as another great angle of the Taj, visit the Mehtab Bagh gardens.
If you're wanting another angle of the beautiful Taj Mahal, head up the gardens at the Mehtab Bagh.
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Many visitors say the best way to take in the the Taj Mahal is at sunrise or sunset. Aside from the aesthetics, travelers say the lack of crowds allowed them to enjoy the UNESCO site more.