Mughal architecture, an amalgam of Islamic, Persian, Turkish and Indian architecture, is the distinctive style developed by the Mughals in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries in what is now India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. It is symmetrical and decorative in style.
The Mughal dynasty was established after the victory of Babur at Panipat in 1526 (the Battle of Panipat) . During his five-year reign, Babur took considerable interest in erecting buildings, though few have survived. Five Mughal buildings are declared as World Heritage Site. They are Humayun's tomb, Agra Fort, Lahore Fort and Shalimar Gardens, Fatehpur Sikri, Red Fort. Several monuments from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afganistan are included in tentative list.