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Agra , the “City of Taj Mahal,” is home to the famous mausoleum that is known as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Many assert that the Taj Mahal is the most beautiful structure in the world, built for the Mughal emperor, Jehangir, who vowed to create an incomparable memorial to his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj took twenty years and some 20,000 workers to build, and to house all of those workers, a whole community was built around it. This community known as Agra is a remarkable city that lies on the banks of the Yamuna River. The town has an easy, laid-back lifestyle and an immense wealth of architecture, handicrafts and jewelry. As with most places in India – from the largest cities to the smallest towns - boating is a very popular sport. Anyplace you find a river or lake, you are likely to find facilities for speed boating, canoeing, rafting and kayaking. Sailing is also popular in the lakes, river and tributaries surrounding Agra and the capital city of Delhi. Nearby Sur Surover (Keeetham Lake) is surrounded by the Surdas Reserve Forest, and has a wide variety of fish and waterbirds, and several very nice picnic spots. With its wonderful tropical climate, yachting is possible year round in India.


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