Work began around 1631 CE; principal mausoleum completed in 1648 CE; outlying buildings and gardens completed in 1653 AD.
Agra, Uttar Pradesh
Mughal Emperor Shahjahan
World Heritage Site
Two to four million visitors
Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Sikandra, Itmad-ud-Daula’s tomb, Chini ka Rauza, Ram Bagh, Mariam’s Tomb and Mehtab Bagh
Famous for traditional Mughlai cuisine, also known for sweets such as petha and gajak and savoury snacks like dalmoth
Parchin kari (pietra dura), leather work, marble jali work, carpets and zari zardoji
Taj Mahotsav (February) a festival of Indian classical music, Sheetla Fair (July/August), Kailash Fair (August/September), Bateshwar Fair (October-November), Ram Barat (October-November) to celebrate the wedding anniversary of Lord Rama, and the Urs festival of Fatehpur Sikri organised at Sheikh Salim Chishti’s dargah during the month of Ramzan.