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“Taj Mahal” is the most famous monument in the world. The king Shah Jahan built this for his most beautiful wife “Mumtaj Mahal”. It is one of the three world heritage sites in India and others are Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. Taj mahal is made up of white marble; it is the most fascinating monument of India. Agra is one of the leading tourist destinations in India; tourism contributes a large part in the economy of Agra. It has always been a center of education and learning. In the mughal era, Agra grew as a center of Islamic education. The oldest collages of India the “Agra Collages” was formed as Sanskrit school by Scindia rulers in the year 1823.
Agra is also a good shopping destination in India. Stone handicrafts, brassware leather items are created by traditional crafts men, are world famous for their excellent quality. The stone replica of “Taj Mahal” is most popular. Other most popular thing you should buy from Agra is “Petha” a kind of sweet, made from vegetables, is very famous.
Important spots of tourist interest are the great “TAJ MAHAL”, “Agra Fort”, “Fatehpur Sikri” and “Sikandra”. Agra Fort was built by the king “Akbar” in 1565. “Fatehpur Sikri” is also worth while, the king “Akbar: has sifted his capital to this city, is 36 km away from Agra. “Sikandra” is the tomb of the king Akbar, is 13 km away from the main city.
Agra is a hub of leather industry in northern India and is main center of export of leather products to all over the world. Agra's leather products like shoes, garments, handbags and other leather accessories are of very fine quality. Apart from Agra, “Kanpur” is also a center of leather industry, is 260 km away from Agra and 464 km away from “New Delhi”. Agra's automobile industry also contributed to the economy of the country. Agra is known because of having good numbers of garments manufacturing units. Agra is located on the national highway-2; this is also a good reason for the expansion of the city.