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- Agra Fort
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- Elephanta Caves
- Elephanta Caves Art That Depicts God Different Facets
- Fatehpur Sikri in Agra
- Gateway Of India
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- Hawa Mahal
- Humayun Tomb
- India Gate
- Jaisalmer Fort
- Khajuraho Temples
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- Taj Mahal Where Love Speaks in the Wall of White Artifact
- Udayagiri and Khandagiri Cave
- Umaid Bhavan Palace
Agra Fort History:
The Agra Fort location is on the bank of river Yamuna in the city of Agra in Uttar Pradesh. According to the Agra Fort history it was constructed by the third Mughal emperor Akbar on an ancient site known as Badalgarh. Agra Fort history tells that Sikandar Lodhi shifted his capital from Delhi to Agra and his son Ibrahim Lodi held the Agra fort for 9 years until he was defeated and killed. Many palaces, wells and a mosque were built in the Agra fort during the Lodi period. Agra Fort history didn’t end here. In 1558 Akbar ordered to renovate the Agra fort with red sandstones.
Agra Fort Architecture:
The Agra fort built by two generations – Akbar and later Jehangir and Shahjahan, contains palaces made in red sandstone and white marble. It was built by 500 Akbari in the Bengal and Gujarati traditions. Agra Fort Architecture is auricular in shape and its colossal walls rise 20m in height and measures 2.5 m in circumference. Agra Fort Architecutre include magnificient towers, bastions and ramparts and gateways. Jahangiri Mahal is the most important building of the Agra Fort Architecutre, built in Akbari period. The most noteworthy building in Agra Fort is Jahangiri Mahal for women of royal family. Khas Mahal and Sheesh Mahal was built by Shahjahan. Mumtaz Mahal and Nurjhan lived in Musamman Burj, a beautiful ornamental pavilion.
Agra Fort Location And Agra Fort Timings:
Agra Fort Location is located near the railway station on the banks of the Yamuna just 2 km from the Taj Mahal. Agra Fort timings start at 7 a.m. and visitors can go through the Fort till 6.00 pm. In the evening. Agra Fort timings are same on saturday and Sunday. Best timings to visit Agra Fort in India is from October to March.
Agra Fort in India and other monuments: Beside Agra Fort, there many other monuments are Taj Mahal, Itmad-Ud-Daulah’s tomb, Chini-ka-Rauza and Fatehpur Sikri. Fatehpur Sikri is 37 km from the Agra and is surrounded by Vindhyan mountain ranges. Shopping around Agra Fort can be done in Kinari bazaar, Sadar bazaar, the Taj Mahal complex and Raja ki Mandi. There are many handicrafts and handloom emporiums where one can get exquisite carpets, floor coverings, chikan, embroidery and zardozi work on dresses, brassware, jewelry and leather ware. Petha is the famous sweetmeat of Agra.
Reaching Out to Agra Fort In India:
Agra’s Kheria Airport is 8km from the heart of the city. By taxi one can easily reach the city for just Rs. 150/-. In Agra, there are 4 railway stations – Raja ki Mandi, Idgah Agra Junction Agra Fort and Agra Cantt. There are many super fast express trains connecting metro cities. Once a person is in the city, many other means of transport are available for local transportation like auto rickshaw, buses, cycle rickshaws etc.
Agra Fort and Taj Mahal architecture is the main source of attraction for the people all over the world.