Magnificent Beauty of Agra Fortress

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Fortresses are often referred to grey stone walls and gloomy watchtowers; however, fortresses in India are seen as the world's invaluable constructions for their beauty and history. Among such beautiful and historical Indian fortresses, the fortress of Agra is the most impressive and highly appreciated one. Founded by the Emperor Akbar in 1565, it encompasses within its enclosure walls of 2.4 km and is located on the north-west extremity of the Shah Jahan Gardens. 
 
The best time to visit the fortress of Agra is afternoon when the sunlight shines into the gate of Agra in the west. It's so interesting to go along the pretty canals surrounding the fortress to template magnificent beauty of the red building. Reaching nearer, visitors will feel themselves much smaller than the giant stone gate and high watchtowers in front. Let's take an exciting tour around the fortress of Agra to discover its beauty and history.


The fortress of Agra, also called Agra Fort or the Red Fort is recognized as one of the World Heritage Sites

The fortress of Agra, also called Agra Fort or the Red Fort, is recognized as one of the World Heritage Sites

 


The fortress of Agra has been existed since the 15th century

The fortress of Agra has been existed since the 15th century

 


Agra Fort, built by King Akbar in the 1560’s is situated on the right bank of the Jumna River becoming the residence for the court of the Great Moguls

Agra Fort, built by King Akbar in the 1560s, is situated on the right bank of the Jumna River serving as the residence for the court of the Great Moguls

 


In 1803, the city of Agra was under the control of the British colonialists; therefore, the fortress of Agra became one of the most important centers of Great National Uprising in 1857

In 1803, the city of Agra was under the control of the British colonialists; therefore, the fortress of Agra became one of the most important centers of Great National Uprising in 1857

 


Agra Fort, built from 1564 to 1574 is best-known for its the Jahangiri Palace made of red sandstone

Agra Fort, built from 1564 to 1574, is best-known for its the Jahangiri Palace made of red sandstone

 


The fortress of Agra is seen as a typical example of Mughal architecture witnessing the differences between the fort construction of the North Indian style and that of the South

The fortress of Agra is seen as a typical example of Mughal architecture witnessing the differences between the fort construction of the North Indian style and that of the South

 


Agra Fort whose the straight long stonewall faces the Jumna River is crescent shaped, extends to the east

Agra Fort whose straight long stonewall faces the Jumna River is crescent shaped and extends to the east

 


The famous World Heritage Site, 2.4 kilometres in total perimeter is surrounded with castellated and ancient watchtowers

The famous World Heritage Site, 2.4 kilometres in total perimeter, is surrounded with castellated and ancient watchtowers

 


The magnificent beauty of Agra Fort Diwan I Am- Hall of Public Audience from the fortress of Agra

The magnificent beauty of Agra Fort Diwan I Am - Hall of Public Audience from the fortress of Agra

 


White flower-bud marble domes are featured at Agra Fort Diwan I Am

White flower-bud marble domes are featured at Agra Fort Diwan I Am

 

 

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This article was published on 2010/11/02