Images of the impressive Agra Fort and the world's most famous tomb, the Taj Mahal, where Arjumand Banu Begam (also known as Mumtaz Mahal) rests, the favorite wife of the Muslim Mughal emperor Shah Jahan.

transcription of comments in the film: minute 01:25 : The Agra Fort is the largest fort in India with its walls 23 meters high and 2.5 kilometers long. This fort is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The origin of the fort dates back to the 11th century. It has been enlarged many times since that time. The last reconstruction was completed in 1573 after 8 years of hard work for more than 4000 men. Red sandstone from neighboring Rajasthan was used while the fort was originally brick.

 minute 04:30: The Taj Mahal is certainly the most famous monument in all of India. This white marble mausoleum was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Arjumand Banu Begam, who died in childbirth while giving birth to their fourteenth child. The construction of the monument lasted more than 20 years and mobilized 20,000 people on the site. Among these craftsmen, some came from Europe and Central Asia. The monument was completed in 1654.

about the place, Agra:

Agra is a city of 1.5 million people located approximately 200 kilometers southeast of Delhi. The ancient name of the city is Akbarabad and it was one of the most important cities during the Mughal era to which it owes its multitude of architectural gems.

Among the best known, the Taj Mahal and the Agra fort.

 

Music: 

 - Suresh Prajapati (Inde)  - Indian Classical Instrumental - Flute Tabla Raga 1, Suresh Prajapati

 (Inde)  - Musik Fur Vina - Krti: Samkari Niv'ani, Museum Collection Berlin (MC 8)

 - Lakshmi Shankar (Inde)  - Inde du Nord (North India) - Season and Time - Raga Khafi, Ocora

 

 

Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India