1 Taj Mahal
The world’s most beautiful building, and India’s top tourist sight, marking the zenith and prefection of Mughal architecture, never fails to impress.
2 Akbar’s mausoleum, Sikandra
The great Mughal’s tomb looks just as it does in old miniatures, with tame monkeys and deer wandering in its ornamental gardens.
3 Fatehpur Sikri
An awesomely grand, deserted palace complex in what was once the imperial capital of Mughal India, straddling an arid ridge near the Rajasthani border.
4 Kalinjar Fort
In the dusty badlands on the southern edge of the state, and well off the usual tourist trail, this remote fort well repays the effort of getting to it.
Take a boat on the Ganges before dawn to watch the sun rise over India’s most ancient and sacred city.
Evocative ruins on the site where the Buddha gave his first sermon.