Mehtab Bagh is a garden complex in Agra just north of the Taj Mahal. It overlooks the Agra fort and the Yamuna river is on its opposite side. It is one of the most scenic spots in Agra and is worth a visit for its sheer natural beauty. A glimpse of the Taj Mahal and the Agra fort from the Mehtab Bagh is something that gets most tourists excited. The Mehtab Bagh happens to be one of eleven similar gardens built by the Mughals. Built by emperor Babur, it later came to be known for its ideal view of the Taj Mahal. The Mehtab Bagh or ‘the Moonlight garden’ was a recreational complex full of pools, fountains and trees as mentioned in several historic texts. Aurangzeb also makes a mention of the destruction caused here after a flood in one of the letters he sent to Emperor Shah Jahan. Today, Mehtab Bagh remains one of the best places to view the Taj Mahal.
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