Agra is a city located at the banks of Yamuna River in the northern part of India. With an estimated population of 1.69 million, the city is the 19th most populous in India and one of the most populous cities in cities in Uttar Pradesh.

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Who founded Fatehpur Sikri?

Fatehpur Sikri is a city and a municipal board in Agra district in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. The historical city was constructed by Mughal emperor Akbar beginning in 1570 and served as the empire's capital from 1571 until 1585. Though the court took 15 years to build, it was abandoned after only 14 years because the water supply was unable to sustain the growing population.[1] The surviving palace and mosque are a tourist attraction and aUNESCO World Heritage Site. The site itself is a ghost town.

When was the taj mahal added to the world heritage list?

The Taj Mahal was listed in UNESCO World heritage sites in 1983. The Taj Mahal is a great mausoleum of white marble. It was built in Agra between 1631 and 1648 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife in Agra. It took around 17 years to complete. It is a precious jewel of Muslim archaology in India.

What is normal city mpg for a 98 infinity I30?

I've had my 98 I30t for about 6 years now, and living in Austin, Texas, I do a combination of city and short highway driving. I always use premium gasoline, and I normally run the A/C year-round. With all that considered, I've averaged 20 MPG pretty consistently.

How many districts are there in Uttar Pradesh?

The Indian state of Uttar Pradesh consists of 75 districts, which are grouped into eighteen divisions: Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Azamgarh, Bareilly, Basti, Chitrakoot, Devipatan, Faizabad, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Mirzapur, Moradabad, Saharanpur and Varanasi

What are the 7 Wonders of the World?

Here are the New7Wonders of the World:

1. Christ Redeemer: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2. Great Wall of China: China

3. Machu Picchu: Peru

4. Petra: Jordan

5. Pyramid at Chichen Itza: Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

6. Roman Colosseum: Rome, Italy

7. Taj Mahal: Agra, India

The Giza Necropolis in Egypt, the only remaining Wonder of the Ancient World, was granted an honorary site.

Here is the list of Ancient World Wonders:

1. Great Pyramid of Giza

2. Hanging Gardens of Babylon

3. Statue of Zeus at Olympia

4. Temple of Artemis at Ephesus

5. Mausoleum at Halicarnassus

6. Colossus of Rhodes

7. Lighthouse of Alexandria

Is the Taj Mahal a Hindu temple?

No, it is a mausoleum built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favorite wife Mumtaz Mahal. Started in 1631, it was completed around 1648.

Why do the Japanese take their shoes off before entering a house?

Culturally speaking, because it's traditional and it is the polite thing to do.

Many cultures have similar customs. For instance, in Russia it is considered impolite to wear a hat indoors. The custom of removing shoes is widespread in other Eastern countries besides Japan, especially in Korea and Turkey. It is also present in Scandinavian countries. In Sweden it is a major faux pass to walk through a house with shoes on. Some schools in Sweden even require shoes to be removed.

As a practical matter, traditionally there was very little furniture in Japan. The floors in traditional Japanese dwellings are covered with tatami mats. These mats are used to sit on and to sleep on instead of chairs and beds. The streets and roads were muddy and dirty. Wearing your shoes into the house would bring the mud, dirt, dust and bacteria into the house and you would have to sleep in all that. It would be much better to leave the shoes and the dirt out. Also, the mats do not stand up to footwear very well, meaning that anything but bare feet or socks would rip them up.

Even though Western-style raised furniture and hard flooring is common in Japan now and the pavement technology is much improved, the tradition remains, in part because the Japanese like traditions and in part because it makes sense to have a cleaner house. Even good pavement has some dirt on it.

Why is the Taj Mahal important?

It is one of the most recognizable structures in the world and one of the most beautiful. It was built by Mugal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife.

Because of it's wonderful decor and landscape, it has been named a wonder of the world.

It attracts between 2 million and 4 million visitors annually.

What is a Map Locator?

A locator map is a map that shows a certain area;a specific place.

What does bus in bus cable stand for?

It doesn't stand for anything. Bus refers to a number of things but generally it's a pathway between a resource and a device on a computer, which is presumably why it's called a bus (even though the transferal bears no resemblance to the route of an 'omnibus')

What are the Unique features of the Taj Mahal?

the unique features of the taj mahal are first it is the finest example of mughal architecture. Also, the style combines Persion, Indian, Isalamic, architectural styles.

What was the original purpose for spiral stairs?

Other than the look, they don't usually require any support from surrounding walls. Sometimes they don't even need to be supported from above. But a lot of the time they are installed for the space saving feature. i believe the original purpose was due to spacing issues and the spiral staircase took up less space.

Maybe lighthouses. Or the towers in castles.

How many minarets does taj mahal have?

There are 4 minarets at the four corners of the main building. On careful observation, you can see that the minarets are oriented slightly outward so that in any case the minarets do not topple over the main building.