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Travel to Agra Fort

Travel to Agra Fort

Tourists visiting Agra are always in awe of the Taj Mahal. However, there are quite a few other sites in the city that deserve a visit. During your Rajputana Splendour tour, travel to the Agra Fort is highly advisable.

Also, known as the Red Fort, the Agra Fort is at a distance of 2.5 kilometers from the Taj Mahal. A tour of Agra Fort will reveal that the fort is a palatial city in itself. The UNESCO has declared it as a World Heritage Site.

Travel to Agra Fort is very easy, as it is easily accessible from all points in Agra. On reaching the city, a Tonga ride in Agra is the most adventurous mode of transport for tourists.


History of Agra Fort

The Agra Fort was taken over from the Lodis by Mughal emperor Akbar in the 16th century. When Shah Jahan took over the reign of the Mughal Empire, he made quite a few architectural changes in the Agra Fort. Very ironically, Aurangzeb, Shah Jahan's son, imprisoned him in the Agra Fort in the later stages of his life.

Facing River Yamuna, Agra Fort's walls are about 21 meters high. The Delhi Gate and the Amar Singh Gate (earlier known as the Lahore Gate) were the two entrances to the Agra Fort that is built in red sandstone.


Inside the Agra Fort

Travel to Agra Fort means you will get to see numerous marvels of Mughal architecture. The Anguri Bagh is a beautiful verdant garden. The Diwan-e-Aam was a conference hall meant for addressing the general public. And the Diwan-e-Khas was for hosting dignified guests.

The Khas Mahal is made of pristine marble and adorned with incredible paintings. The kings' wives and mistresses lived in the Rang Mahal. The Sheesh Mahal was the dressing room that had walls decorated with mirror-like glass mosaic.

The Musamman Burj was that pavilion of the Agra Fort where Mughal queens Nur Jahan (Jahangir's wife) and Mumtaz Mahal (Shah Jahan's wife) had lived. Ornamented with precious stones, this octagonal tower offers spectacular view of the Taj Mahal.

Shah Jahan breathed his last in the Musamman Burj, gazing at the Taj, his beloved wife's mausoleum.

An Agra tour is not only about the Taj Mahal. It'll surely be incomplete without a tour of Agra Fort, the epitome of Mughal artistry and panache.

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