About Agra Fort

The story of Agra Fort starts from the beginning of the era of Kohinoor’s Diamond. It was built by the Mughal Rulers of India. The fort built near river of Yamuna and has made many history in itself. Demonstrating architecture and grand art of Mughal style, this fort is now included in the historical heritage. Thousands of tourists from whole world visit this fort everyday. Talk about Agra Fort, this Mughal period is a unique model of architecture and Mughal architecture and it was the most prominent fort of living for the Mughal dynasty. By 1638, this fort was also of special significance for the Mughals because after that the Mughals had adopted Delhi as their capital, for which the Red Fort was built specifically.

History of Agra Fort

Agra Fort is also one of the few special places in the world which has been declared as World Heritage by UNESCO. One interesting thing about Agra Fort is that it is also close to another magnificent monument Taj Mahal. The distance between Taj Mahal and Agra Fort is just 2.5 kilometers. Talking about its history, after the first battle of Panipat in 1526, the winner Babar stayed in this fort and in 1530 Humayun started living as a king in this fort. In 1540, Humayun Sher defeated the Battle of Bilgram from Shah Suri. After this, till 1555, the fort remained with Suri until Humayun won it again. Hemil of General Adil Shah Suri reclaimed Agra in 1556, and he defeated Akbar's army in the battle of Tughlakabad on 7 October 1555, decisively defeating him as king.

Being in the middle of the Mughal Empire, Akbar understood Agra's role and declared Agra his capital and came to Agra in 1558. Historian Abu'l-Fazl in Akbar has said that when Akbar came to Agra, it was a brick kiln simple fort known as Badalgarh but given its poor condition, Akbar again Made from red sandstone again and named it Agra Fort and the red sandstone which was it was called from place of Barauliu in Rajasthan. In 1573, it was completed and about 4,000 people took up eight years to build it, then got ready to become Agra Fort. After this Akbar's grandson Shah Jahan constructed Taj Mahal as a grand tomb in memory of his Begum Mumtaz Mahal during his own time, and the scholars say that in his last days, Shah Jahan was sent to jail by his son Aurangzeb. The Taj Mahal was seen from the closet and the two died. In the early 18th century, the Maratha Empire invaded and captured Agra Fort. After this the fort continued to change the proprietary rights between the Marathas and their enemies. After the horrific defeat of Marathas in the third battle of Panipat by Ahmad Shah Abdali in 1761, Marathas stayed out of this area for the next decade. Mahadji Shinde finally captured the fort in 1785. But then in the hands of the British during the Second Anglo-Maratha War, the Agra Fort had gone in 1803. Another important thing about which you should be aware that this place was the battleground at the time of the 1857 revolution.

How to Reach Agra Fort

Agra Fort is very well connected by street from adjacent urban communities like Delhi, Jaipur and Lucknow. Agra Fort separate from Delhi is roughly 230 km from the Yamuna Expressway – a six-lanes interstate you can use to achieve Agra from Delhi in around 3 hours.

Agra Fort Railway Station arranged in Mantola is the closest railroad station. It is around 2 km from the Agra Fort. On the other hand, you can take a train to the Agra Cantonment which is the fundamental railroad station in Agra and is around 5 km from the Agra Fort.

Idgah Bus Stand is just 4 km from the Agra Fort. It is the biggest bus stop in Agra city. You can browse exclusive, semi-choice and standard transports to different cities, for example, Delhi, Jaipur, Kanpur, and Lucknow among others.

Time to visit Agra Fort

6 AM to 6 PM (Daily).

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Things to See near Agra Fort

Sheesh Mahal Literally the 'glass of glass' means that there is a decoration of small mirrors on the walls, that is, it was a masonry garment room decorated with royal small hexagonal mirrors.

Diwan-e-Aam In it the Peacock Throne or the Takht-e-Taos was installed, it was used to talk to the public and listen to their complaints.

Diwan-e-Khas It was used for the seminar and sermon of its use and its high officials, Jahangir's throne was its specialty.

Anguri Bagh 85 m², Geometric managed garden

Special Palace Khas Mahal Made of white marble, this palace is a classic example of marble paintings.

Meena Masjid It literally means 'heavenly mosque'. This small mosque is closed to the public

Nagina Mosque Aalind is equal to the mosque built for women of the court, within which Janaana Mina was the market, in which only women sold goods.

Musman Burj There is a large octagonal tower, which has a balcony overlooking the Taj Mahal.

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