UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India

Agra Fort

Built In: In sixteenth century.
Year of Inscription: 1983

Reason for Inscription : Criteria number (iii). This fort is an exceptionally amazing masterpiece that represents the magnificent architecture of primeval epoch.

Category: Military / Fortifications, Palace Secular structure,Secular structure.

Agra Fort is one of the most imperative and strongly built edifices of the Mughal rulers, inflated with the sum of opulentlyadorned buildings incorporating the daunting Mughal style of art and construction.It issituated in Agra of Uttar Pradesh, India. The fort is popular among tourists as Red Fort, Fort Rouge and LaalQuila of Agra. It is positioned on the rightward bank of the Yamuna River and was built by the third Mughal king Akbar on the leftovers of aprehistoricplacewell known as Badalgarh.

A Brief about Agra Fort AgraFort is constructednear the Yamuna River and expansesmore or less 2.5 km. It comprises of a wall madeof red stone and quite a lot ofstructures inside. There are two gates in the wall, the Amar Singh Gate and the Delhi Gate. A tourist can enter the fort by way of the Amar Singh Gate.

After entering through the gateway, one has to walk over a gradient and move in the Great Courtyard. There is the sundry pillared Deewan-e-Aam (Great hall of Public Audience). This hall was erected by Shah Jahan in the year 1628.

Moving forward, tourist will come across the Regal Pavilions that contain amazing mosques naming Mina Masjid and Nagina Masjid. There are also many palaces namely Shah JahaniMahal, MacchiBhavan, Shish Mahal and KhasMahal located inside the fort, along with a beautiful ZenanaMeena Bazaar.

There are also located numerous constructions made of unadulterated sandstone with eye-grabbing carvings. The wonderful piece of smart architecture is clearly displayed on the walls that are hollow and are full of continuously running water, in order to cool off the rooms of the fort.

One of the most striking facts that make Agra Fort a must-visit destination in Agra is the arresting view of TajMahal and the gleaming Yamuna River from the Balcony of this fort.

How to Reach

By Air : Agra Airport is the nearest airport to Agra Fort. It is a military airbase and a public airport. Moreover, the nearest international airport to this fort is in New Delhi.

By Train: Agra Railway station has the trains running to the major Indian cities like Delhi, Mumbai, etc.

By Road: Agra Fort is approachable through bus, taxi and all the others vehicles. It is positioned on crossroads of NH-2, NH-3 and NH-11. This fort is well connected to all the nearby cities like Delhi, Mathura, Jaipur, etc.

Timing: 6 AM to 5:30 PM