is famous as being home to one of the Seven Wonders of the world-the Taj Mahal.
The architectural splendour of the mausoleums,
the fort and the palaces is vivid reminder of the opulence of the legendary Mughal
empire, of which Agra was the capital in the 16th and early 17th centuries. While its
significance as a political center ended with the transfer of the capital to Delhi in 1634
by Shah Jahan, its architectural wealth has secured its place on the international map. A
pleasant town with a comparatively slow pace, Agra is known for its superb inlay work on
marble and soapstone by craftsmen who are descendants of those who worked under the Mughals. The city is also famous for its carpets, gold thread embroidery and leather