Agra achieved fame as the capital of the Mughal emperors from 1526 to 1658
and remains a major tourist destination because of its many splendid Mughal-era buildings,
most notably the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. (photos 1-10)

Fatehpur Sikri is a fortified city; it was the political capital of India’s Mughal Empire under Akbar’s reign,
from 1571 until 1585, when it was abandoned, ostensibly due to lack of water. (photos 11-14)

In Jaipur is the unique Jantar Mantar observatory, The Amber Fort complex overlooking the artificial lake south of the town,
the Jaigarh Fort, and the elegant Maharaja palace Rambaugh Palace Hotel. (photos 15-32)

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