Built by Emperor Akbar in 1573, Agra Fort is a massive fortification located on the right bank of the River Yamuna in Agra, Uttar Pradesh. It is at a distance of 2.5 kilometres from the world famous Taj Mahal. The area of Agra Fort is so massive that it is often referred to as a walled city. Made from red sandstone brought to Agra all the way from Rajasthan, this imposing structure is as majestic as it is beautiful and delicate. It was the principal residence of the Mughal kingdom in India up to the year 1638 when the capital shifted from Agra to New Delhi. Owing to its historical importance and awe-inspiring construction, the Agra Fort has also been listed as a UNESCO world heritage site.
Agra Fort is one of the most special monuments built by the Mughals and has richly decorated buildings. It is the perfect example of the Mughal style of art and architecture and is one of the most visited tourist spots in Agra. Built purely out of red sandstone, this expansive architecture stands out against the soft azure of the sky. Within the premises of the fort lie the most exquisite architectures of the Mughals like the Pearl Mosque, Diwan-i I Khas, Diwan-i I Aam, Moti Masjid and Jahangiri Mahal. Each and every one of these edifices has remarkable handiwork and ornamentation that make this place a delight for every history and architecture lover. You can also get a very splendid view of Taj Mahal from the Agra Fort.
3 months ago by Sinorita Naskar
Although Agra is famous for the Taj Mahal, but Agra Fort mesmerised me more, not because of the architecture but because of the way our guide explained things that all of what we had read in our history books seemed to come alive! We were shown the Diwan-i-aam, Diwan-i-khaas, the place where Shahjahan was kept captive by Aurangzeb, Shish Mahal, Roshanara Mahal, Jahanara Mahal etc. Despite being summer, the weather was cloudy to our comfort. We spent three hours here, but it seemed to be too less for me! One can try the famous "Agra ka Petha" from the local sweet shops nearby.
4 months ago by Gaurav Chaturvedi
An Awesome Place know for its historic importance because agra is known for this fort ones very long time ago agra was the capital of mugal empire.
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