Mughal Empire

The Mughal Empire ruled most of the Indian subcontinent from the early 16th to the mid-19th centuries.

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Agra Fort The great Mughals Babur, Humayun, Akbar, Jehangir, Shah Jahan and Aurangzeb lived here, and the country was governed from here.
Ahmadabad Ahmadabad is also an important city of Mughal architecture from the late 16th and early 17th centuries, with particular contributions of buildings and gardens by Shah Jahan during his residence in Ahmadabad as the Mughal Suba. These were early prototypes for his constructions in Agra when he became emperor. (AB ev)
Fatehpur Sikri
Fort and Shalamar Gardens "a unique and exceptional testimony to the Mughal civilisation at the height of its artistic and aesthetic accomplishments" (crit iii)
Humayun's Tomb
Jaipur City, Rajasthan The new capital was intended to be a strong political statement to rival cities of the Mughal Empire elsewhere on what is now the Indian subcontinent (AB ev)
Makli, Thatta "The most architecturally significant tombs at the site date from around the time of the Mughal era, between 1570 and 1640 CE." (wiki)
Red Fort
Sulaiman-Too Babur, founder of the Mughal dynasty, is said to have built a small mosque here in 1510
Taj Mahal


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