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Agra Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage site(1983) located 2.5 km northwest of Agra, India. One of the most impressive monuments in Agra after Taj Mahal is the Agra Fort. The fort is also known as Lal Qila, Fort Rouge and Red Fort of Agra which is a veritable treasure trove of the Mughal architectural tradition. The great Mughal lived here and governed from here.

Agra Fort has a history that spans two generations of the Mughal emperors. Started during the reign of the Mughal emperor Akbar (1556-1605), the construction work on the Agra Fort continued till the reign of his grand son Shah Jahan (1627-58). Though started by Akbar in 1565, it was Shah Jahan, who constructed most of the buildings inside the fort. Agra fort was also a site of one of the centres during the Indian rebellion of 1857, which caused the beginning of the end of the British East India Company's rule in India, and led to a century of direct rule of India by Britain.

The Agra Fort has a mighty wall made of red sandstone, which runs for 2 ½ Kilometers around the perimeter of the fort. The main entrance to the Agra Fort is through a grand gateway called the Delhi Gate, which is decorated with inlay work in white marble. Shah Jahan was imprisoned in the Agra Fort by his son Aurangzeb, when he took over the Mughal throne. Shah Jahan spent the last years of his life in the Agra Fort, where he is said to passed his days looking from the balcony of the Mussaman Burj, a tower in the Agra Fort,

towards the Taj Mahal, where his beloved consort Mumtaz Mahal was buried. You can also view the Taj Mahal from the Agra Fort, on your tours to Agra India

The fort has a semi-circular plan, its chord lying parallel to the river. Its walls are seventy feet high. Double ramparts have massive circular bastions are regular intervals as also battlements, embrasures, machicolations and string courses. Four gates were provided on its four sides, one Khizri gate" opening on to the river.

Two of the gates are called the 'Delhi Gate' and the 'Lahore Gate' (sometimes called Amar Singh Gate).

Monuments Within The Fort

The Khas Mahal.

Jehangiri Mahal.Anguri Bagh - 85 square, geometrically arranged    gardens

Diwan-i-Am (Hall of Public Audience) - was used to speak to the    people and listen to petitioners and once housed the Peacock    Throne

Diwan-i-Khas (Hall of Private Audience) - was used to receive    kings and dignitary, features black throne of Jehangir

Golden Pavilions - beautiful pavilions with roofs shaped like the    roofs of Bengali huts

Jehangiri Mahal - built by Akbar for his son Jehangir

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Distances From Agra
Taj Mahal Tours
   Delhi (203 km)
   Khajuraho (393 km)
   Lucknow (363 km)
   Sikandra (10 km)
   Varanasi (577 km)
   Mathura-Vrindavan (58 km)
   Gwalior (118 km)
   Jaipur (232 km)
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