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Agra

The city of the Taj Mahal.

The romance of what is arguably the world’s most famous building still astonishes in its power. In addition to the Taj Mahal, Agra also houses the great monuments of the Red Fort and the I’timad-ud-Daulah, but to experience their beauty you have to endure the less attractive sides of one of India’s least prepossessing towns. A big industrial city, the monuments are often covered in a haze of polluted air, while visitors may be subjected to a barrage of high-power selling. Despite it all, the experience is unmissable. The city is also the convenient gateway to the wonderful, abandoned capital of Fatehpur Sikri and some of Hinduism’s most holy sites.

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  • Up there "A big industrial city, the monuments are often covered in a haze of polluted air, " is not right. Name any air polluting industry in Agra. They all have been shut down two decades ago. And the haze is very natural and usually not seen except the months of December and January.
    a couple of years ago report abuse
  • stinkende müll verseuchtestadt.länger als ein tag ist zeit verschwendung. unfreundliche menschen !
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  • Eine stinkende, vermüllte Stadt, die einzig und alleine wegen dem Taj Mahal einen Besuch lohnt.
    a couple of years ago report abuse
  • no fiarse a las fotos de los hoteles en internet, mas vale busca consejo en foros y paginas de viajeros
    a couple of years ago report abuse
  • stay for more than 1 day and walk around. most hotels have a view of the taj, also, don't hesitate to ask your hotel owner to wake you up at sunset. ALSO pay the entry fee, it's worth it even though it is ridiculous.
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