Agra capital of the erstwhile Mughal Empire, located on the banks of River Yamuna in Uttar Pradesh, it is a popular tourist destination as it is home to one of the 7 wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal. In the great epic 'Mahabharat' the region of Agra is described as 'Agraban' (an integral part of the Braj Bhumi or the land of Lord Krishna). The latter part of Indian history outlines the origin of Agra to 1475 A.D., the reign of Raja Badal Singh. Agra came into limelight during the rule of Afghan King Sikandar Lodhi (Lodhi dynasty; Delhi Sultanate) in the 16th century. Babur (founder of the Mughal dynasty) also stayed for sometime in Agra and introduced the concept of square Persian-styled gardens here. Emperor Akbar built the Agra fort; Jahangir beautified it with palaces and gardens. Shahjahan marked the zenith of Mughal architecture, when he built the Taj Mahal. The post-Mughal era's history of Agra saw the rule of the Jats, Marathas and finally the British taking over the city.