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Agra Fort

Agra Fort
Better called as Red fort of Agra, Agra Fort lying merely 2 km far from the Taj Mahal is called as its sister monument. Inhabited by all of the famous Mughal emperors like Babur, Humayun, Shahjahan and Aurangzeb, the fort gets a huge significance in the history of India. Reconstructed in its current state between 1565-1571, the fort still maintains proudly its architectural and historical grandeur.

Agra Fort spanning almost 2.5 km, like the Taj Mahal, lies on the bank of river Yamuna. Made of red sandstone, the mammoth like fort has two gates – the Delhi Gate and Amar Singh Gate. Still, northern part of the fort (Delhi Gate) is used by Indian Army, and is not open for general public. Though the single gate, Amar Singh Gate is accessible and open for commoners, yet it is worth giving one a splendid peep into historical and architectural elegance of the fort.

Getting the designation of World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1983, Agra Fort, no doubt, is an architectural wonder. Surrounded by 70 feet high wall, the fort has few mosque and palaces unmatched in its architectural beauty. The impressive gateways, inner courtyards, and magnificent halls are the best thing holding one’s great attention. Interestingly, the fort is also known for its historical mixing of Hindu and Muslim architecture as some part of the decorations feature elephants and birds.

Must See & Do !
Jehangiri Mahal: Viewing this largest private residence of the fort, Jehangiri Mahal will let you witness the Hindu and central Asian architectural style.

Khas Mahal: Seeing paintings on the white marble surface is thoroughly breathtaking as the physical setting as well as the eminent paintings are best example of Persian-Islamic art wonder.

The Moti Masjid: Built of white marble, the Pearl Mosque is another wonder for tourists letting them keep gazing its architectural beauty.

Sheesh Mahal: Being at the Sheesh Mahal (Glass Palace) implies getting stunned with the view of one of the best work of glass-mosaic decoration of the country.

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