Agra Fort

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Agra Fort - Magnificent showcase of Mughal Architecture

Historical Fort - A UNESCO World Heritage site

Agra Fort, stands next to India's most famous monument, Taj Mahal is located on the Banks of river Yamuna in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India and stretches almost 2.5 kms.

Its construction was laid down by the third Mughal Emperor, Akbar on the remains of an ancient site known as Badalgarh. Agra Fort is one of the most obvious symbols of the Mughal Empire which asserted itself under Akbar, Jahangir and Shah Jahan. The Agra Fort has been declared as the ‘UNESCO World Heritage Site.’

The Agra Fort is one of the most robustly built strongholds of the Mughals. It is situated 2 kms north-west of Taj Mahal. It is made of red sandstone and marble and has two gates – The Delhi Gate and The Amar Singh Gate. The original entrance was through the Delhi Gate, but now the main entrance of the fort is from the Amar Singh Gate only. The Fort depicts the true art of the Mughal architecture for which it has won the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2004.

Places of Interest

The Agra Fort has several magnificent attractions inside which include:

  • Diwan-i-Aam

  • Diwan-i-Khas

  • Jahangiri Mahal

  • Khas Mahal and Sheesh Mahal

  • Moti Masjid and Nagina Masjid

  • The octagonal tower of Musamman Burj

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Best Time to visit Agra Fort

The Agra Fort is open on all days between 6:00 AM to 5:30 PM. The best season to visit Agra Fort for tourists is from October to March.

How to reach Agra Fort

Agra Fort can easily be reached from Agra Airport and railway station, which are only few kms away. Agra is well connected from Delhi via air, rail and road, which is at a distance of only 200 Kms.

To see the nearby places of attraction, visit Agra.

To see other famous forts and palaces, check out Forts and Palaces in India.

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