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Agra Fort

Otherwise called Lal Qila, Fort Rouge or Red Fort of Agra, the Agra Fort is an UNESCO world legacy site. It is arranged at a separation of around 2.5 km north-west of the well known Taj Mahal. The development of the monstrous fortification of red sandstone by the banks of Yamuna waterway was begun by sovereign Akbar. Agra Fort is situated on the correct bank of the waterway Yamuna in Agra, Uttar Pradesh.

It is a standout amongst the most uncommon landmarks worked by the Mughals and it has luxuriously designed structures. It is the ideal case of the Mughal style of workmanship and design and is a standout amongst the most went by traveler spots in Agra. Agra fortress is otherwise called Red post since it is worked with red sandstone. Inside the premises of the fortress lie the most lovely engineering of the Mughals like the Pearl Mosque, Diwan I khas, Diwan I Aam, Moti Masjid and Jahangiri Mahal. You can get a decent perspective of Taj Mahal from the post.

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Uttar Pradesh, India
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Time people usually spend here:
2 hours
Latitude / Longitude:
27.1795000°N, 78.0211000°E
Distance from Agra city center to Agra Fort
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Read traveller's reviews about Agra Fort..

Overall Rating:4.4

  '5' out of 5
"A well built fort which is still very much firm enough to hold it's head high in spite of getting shadowed by the nearest city genius i.e. Taj Mahal. This place is well maintained. You can have a great view of the Yamuna banks and Taj mahal with wind blowing in your face. This place is full of historical incidents like Diwaan-e-khas, Sishmahal etc. Lots of people come here and it will be a shame if you don't visit this place after coming to Agra. "
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"Amazing place. Can get glimpse of mughal arena. You can see the destruction caused by the British bullets. The prison where Aurangjeb imprisoned his father Shahjahan. And a clear view of Taj Mahal. Kala Takht, Safed Takht, everything of this fort tells the story and glory the passed time."
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"Agra has two world famous tourist places. Taj creates awe. But this place reaaly gives you glimpses and details of Moghul period. One can come here repetitively while Taj looks monotonous during repeat visits."
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"The second best place to see in Agra after The Taj Mahal is the Agra Fort .I dont find any pther place as good as these two."
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"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. "

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