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Agra Fort

Agra Fort

Agra Fort, Agra Fort travel, Agra Fort tourism, Agra Fort Historical Place, travel to Agra Fort Monument
India ground of kings and Maharajas and with royalty come royal palaces and forts. Most of the fort and palaces in India have been changed into heritage hotels now one can enjoy living like maharajah or maharani while staying at these hotels. India has a prosperous cultural past and this is reflected through the many forts, palaces and other monuments in the country. In Uttar Pradesh fort & Palaces Tour, there are many forts, monuments and palaces covers in this state.

Agra Fort of Uttar Pradesh is one of the beautiful Forts of the world. It is built massive red sandstone. Agra Fort is situated on the bank of the Yamuna River. It was begun by Emperor Akbar in 1565, though additions were made up until the rule of his grandson, Shah Jahan. Agra fort was mainly a military structure in Akbar's time, but during Shah Jahan reign it had partially become Palace. Entrance of Agra Fort is Amar Singh Gate; the eastern part of the fort contains palace, audience hall and mosques built by three emperors. A trip to Agra would be incomplete without visiting Agra Fort. By Shah Jahan's time the style had become so homogenized that it is impossible to separate the Hindu and Muslim strands.

Agra Fort, Agra Fort travel, Agra Fort tourism, Agra Fort Historical Place, travel to Agra Fort MonumentAgra city of Uttar Pradesh is world well-known for the Taj Mahal, built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife. The city of Agra is also famous for the Agra Fort, which is a veritable treasure trove of the Mughal architectural tradition. The range of buildings within this famous fort complex represents the integration of different cultures, which was the mark of the Mughal period.

Some other attractions is situated nearby Agra Fort like Diwan-e-Am, Diwan-e-Khas, Octagonal Tower, Jehangir Palace, Mina Masjid, Moti Masjid, Machhi Bhawan, Sheesh Mahal, Jahangiri Mahal, Anguri Bagh, Golden Pavilions and Musamman Burj. Structure of Diwan-e-Am was originally made out of wood but was later built in the present form by Shah Jahan. Diwan-e-Am hall of public hearing is the place where the Emperor heard the petitions of the public and met the officials. Diwan-e-Khas was the hall of private audience, also added by Shah Jahan.

Octagonal Tower is situated nearby Diwan-i-Khas. In this Tower Shah Jahan spent last seven years of his life imprisoned by his son Aurangzeb. The tower was considered to give one of the best views of the Taj. Jehangir Palace was built by Akbar for his favorite son Jehangir to provide him with the comfort and luxury inside the fort. Mina Masjid is situated just above the Sheesh Mahal, which is believed to be constructed by Shah Jahan for strictly private use. It is surrounded on all the four sides by high walls.

Agra Fort, Agra Fort travel, Agra Fort tourism, Agra Fort Historical Place, travel to Agra Fort MonumentMoti Masjid is situated to the right of Diwan-E-Am of the Agra Fort. White marble structure Moti Masjid is built by Shah Jahan for his family members and court chiefs. Machhi Bhawan is situated opposite to the Diwan-E-Khas, the fish enclosure. Sheesh Mahal is situated opposite to the Mussaman Burj and just below the Diwan-E- Khas hall. It is also known as the glass palace. It is believed to have been the harem dressing room and its walls are inlaid with little mirrors, which are the best specimens of glass mosaic beautification in India. Jahangiri Mahal is the first notable building inside the Agra Fort. Jahangiri Mahal was built by Akbar as women's quarters and is the only building that survives among his original palace buildings. Anguri Bagh is situated to the left of the Agra fort. The beauty of the Anguri Bagh was considerably enhanced by decorative flower beds during shah Jahan's time. Golden Pavilions are based on the roof shape of Bengali village huts constructed out of curved bamboo, designed to keep off heavy rains. Golden Pavilions are traditionally associated with shah Jahan's daughters: Roshnara and Jahannara Begum. Musamman Burj is situated on the left of the Khaas Mahal. It is built by Shah Jahan. Musamman Burj is a beautiful octagonal tower with an open pavilion.

 

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