Agra Fort

ImageNear the gardens of the Taj Mahal stands the important 16th century Mughal monument known as the Red Fort of Agra or more popularly as Agra Fort. Fort’s colossal double walls rise 69 ft in height and measure 2.5 km in circumference encircled by a moat and contain a maze of buildings which form a small city within a city. The fort contains splendid mosques and palaces in red sandstone and white marble built by two generations of creative builders during the time of Akbar and later Jahangir and Shahjahan.

It comprises many fairytale palaces, such as the Jahangir Palace and the Khas Mahal, built by Shah Jahan; audience halls, such as the Diwani-i-Khas; and two very beautiful mosques. Several of the buildings are made from pure marble with beautiful carvings; all of these monuments mark the apogee of an Indo-Muslim art strongly marked by influences from Persia which already manifested itself in Timurid art.

Not far from the Taj Mahal, give yourself atleast an hour to take in the beauty of the Agra Fort. I also invite you to  like us on Facebook and keep yourself updated!!

 

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