Agra Fort India - Yet another historical structure that makes Agra so very famous. Do pay a vist to it duirng your trip to Agra.

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- Agra
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Location - Agra, Uttar Pradesh

Best Time To Visit - November to February

It is not only we, who feel proud but even generations to come will sure sort boast of the vast rich cultural and historical heritage that India shines in. Every nook and corner one finds a tinge of history. The monuments, palaces, temples, places are all enveloped by some kind of attractive appeal. Located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, Agra Fort is one such monument that speaks of India's glorious past. It is famous by various other names like Lal Quila, Red Fort of Agra and Fort Rouge. It is about 2 km away from the white marble wonder Taj Mahal. The construction of this cenotaph was commenced by the great Mughal King Akbar. However, certain art of perfection to this fort was added by his son Shah Jahan. The peak of Mughal architectural traditions can seen at Agra Fort. Agra Fort was built between 1565 and 1571 AD. The fort has a height of 69 feet. Agra Fort
One can find a maze of buildings inside the Agra Fort complex. The many splendid mosques and palaces of Agra Fort focusses on the creativity geniuses of the builders of Mughal era.

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Jehangiri Mahal - Inside the fort complex lies the architectural glory, Jehangiri Mahal. This palace was built by Akbar as a residence for his son Jehangir. The palace follows Hindu and Central Asian architectural styles. Beautiful halls, intricate carvings on stone, heavy Gujarathi brackets exquisitely carved with animal and floral motifs, piers and other gilded decorations adorn the palace. This is said to be the most important building of the Akbari Period in the Agra Fort. To the right of Jahangiri Mahal is a simple palace of Akbar's favourite queen Jodha Bai.

Khas Mahal - The Khas Mahal Palace or the Private Palace is exclusively made of white marble by Shah Jahan in 1637. The Mahal entirely follows a distinctive Islmic-Persian features. The enclosure has three pavilions overlooking the Yamuna, with a fountain opposite the central pavilion.

Musamman Burj- The Musamman Burj is an Octagonal structure built by Shah Jahan for his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It is made of delicate marble lattices with ornamental niches for the ladies of the court to gaze out, without being noticed. In Musamman Burj Shah Jahan spent hie last few years of his life where he was under the captivity of his own son. In his last years he continued gazing at the Taj Mahal.

Sheesh Mahal- Opposite to the Mussaman Burj lies the massive structure of Sheesh Mahal or the Glass Palace. It used to be a dressing room of the royals. The walls are inlaid with tiny sparkling mirrors. It was one of the best specimens of glass-mosaic decoration in India.

Diwani-i-Khas- Diwan-i-Khas or hall of private audience was constructed by Shah Jahan in 1636-37. It was used to receive kings, dignitaries and ambassadors. It is a three sided pavilion with a terrace of fine proportions. These days entry is restricted in Diwan -i - Khas.
Diwan -i -Am
Diwan -i -Am - Diwan -i -Am (hall of public audience ) holds prime importance because here was kept the precious and glorious Peacock throne ordered by Shah Jehan.

Feather To The Cap
Agra Fort was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the year 1983. It is one of the most sought after tourist spots in India. The Agra Fort was featured in the music video for Habibi Da, a hit song of the Egyptian pop star Hisham Abbas. The Delhi Gate of Agra Fort is considered to be the grades gates, however it is not opened for public entrance.

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