Agra Fort, Agra
Categories: Architectural Buildings, Tourist Spots
Just 2.5 km (1.5 mi) from the Taj Mahal, the World Heritage Site of Agra Fort traces its origins back to before 1080 CE. Covering over 38 hectares (94 acres), the semicircular planned fort features 20 m (70 ft) high walls and four gates. At the western wall, find the Delhi gate: considered the most monumental, it was built in 1568 and served as the king's formal entrance. The fort also represents an important piece of India's architectural history, as historians claim that as many as 500 buildings were constructed within its walls. Make Agra Fort a centerpiece of your Agra vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Agra vacation generator.
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This part of the Fort and very interesting. Much to see and plenty to do. Good time for everyone and a must see.
beautiful piece of glass with the special mirror you must see , when you arrive you will see many people doing this trick with the mirrors which appear very beautiful and gems have been sadly replaced... read more »
What an amazing architecture this Sheesh Mahal has.. Lovely place inside the Agra Fort.. Cool and calm
Absolutely stunning fortification from an engineering & defense perspective. Unfortunately a lot of it is currently (31/1/2016) under construction and whatnot , so you can only access about 20% legally. Don't bother bribing guards here, but the odd gate is open nonetheless. Always fun to explore. The fella that ordered this to be built quite likes secret passages, so there are many side passages and corridors to explore.
many important parts are locked by this govt. and tou ll just keep on roaming and roaming and roaming ... very very very big place... peaceful and lush area... very clean and tidy... CHECK OUT THE SOUND .... some special thing by mughals. any pindrop in this area can be heard easily ! that was how king used to announce things!
The site itself is amazing, much like many of the historic places in India, but the experience can be marred by children and adults relentlessly peddling their goods. And I mean relentless, whether you say no, no-thank you, ignore and keep walking or whatever. They will keep trying and follow you. But I get it. They have to make a living and the have to eat, but as a tourist it gets to be overwhelming and downright annoying after a while. If you can mentally prepare for this you'll have a great time. It really is a gorgeous sight to see! PS: Beware of pickpockets - a theft proof bag will do the trick, just remember to always keep it locked.
Franciny Zúñiga Luna
I went to Agra Fort after I went to Taj Mahal, this was a very rich experience, you get to see the Taj Mahal from this place. This place has a high value historically talking and you can get to see some architecture that was used in Taj Mahal also in here. If you visit Agra don't miss this place.
1 like for taj.. 10 likes for agra fort.. unfortunately we were not able to see all of it for it was under construction
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