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Colonial Agra – Civil Lines, the Cantonment… and Laurie’s Hotel

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For the sake of completeness, our Grand Tour of Agra also takes in the city’s lesser-known colonial history and heritage. In 1803, the British invaded Delhi, and shortly after, Agra, commencing 150 years of colonial rule. Earlier on, there had … Continue reading

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Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal’s Agra: the Taj Mahal and Mehtab Bagh

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The Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan is probably the best known of the Emperors. He reigned from 1628 – 1658, a short 30-year reign.  But during his reign he would also commission a grand number of buildings across the capitals of … Continue reading

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Jahangir and Nur Jahan’s Agra – Sikandra and the Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daula

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The Emperor Jahangir, son of Akbar and formerly known simply as Prince Salim, reigned from 1605 – 1627 in his father’s capital city of Agra. Like his father, Jahangir was a patron of the arts, with himself being known as … Continue reading

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Akbar’s Agra – Fatehpur Sikri and the Agra Fort

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In 1563, the Emperor Akbar, the third of the Mughal Emperors, entered Agra and made it his capital. Initially, he lived here, in what would become the Agra fort, on the banks of Yamuna River. But in 1571, he would … Continue reading

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The Grand Tour III-11: Agra…City of the Taj

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Most visitors to Agra come for one purpose alone – to marvel at the Taj Mahal. They day-trip here from Delhi or spend at most a night in this city. That is a pity, since there is so much more … Continue reading

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