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Agra

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For other uses, see Agra (disambiguation).
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Taj Mahal

Āgra is a city on the Yamuna River in India, within the state of Uttar Pradesh.

It was most celebrated when it was the capital of the Mughal sovereigns (1526 to 1658). Many splendid buildings of that time are still there to be seen, among them the fortress built by Akbar, within the walls of which are the palace of Shah Jahan and the Pearl Mosque. Still more noted is the Taj Mahal, built by Shah Jahan as a tomb for himself and his wife. Some historians believe that Taj Mahal was a hindu temple dedicated to Lord Tejo (one of the many names for Lord Shiv) and Shah Jahan made a few cosmetic changes to convert it into a mausoleum!

Climate

The lowest recorded temperature in Agra was -2C; the highest was 48C [1] (http://www.weatherbase.com/weather/weatherall.php3?s=016224&refer=&units=metric).

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