Agra Fort Renowned for its Brilliant Architecture

Agra fort alias Red fort is one of the popular tourist attractions of Agra which was built by Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1565 AD. This magnificent fort is located 2.5 km northwest of the Taj Mahal. It is renowned across the globe for its magnificent design, decorations and elegant constructions. This robust fort is made up of red sandstone which is visited by large number of tourists during their Agra Tour. The charm of this fort lies in its several rich decorated Mughal style buildings encompassing this fort.

This is a semicircular fort spread over an area of 94 acre. It is encompassed by a 21.4 meter high fortification wall. The double ramparts of this fort have broad massive circular bastions at regular intervals.

The major highlights of this fort are:

Jahangir Mahal

This is a double storied palace which was as the quarters for the royal women. The palace was built during reign of Akbar. It is renowned across the globe for its protruding balconies and domed chhatries which enthrall tourists during their visit. Another attractive charming design of this palace lies in its intricate designed stone brackets that support the beams.

Diwan-e-Khas

This is the hall of private audience where emperor holds the official meetings. The charm of this palatial building lies in its intricate design and elegant decorations. The marble stone pillars of this building were inlaid with semi precious stones which heighten its glory and mesmerises tourists during their visit to this place.

Diwan-e-Aam

This is the hall of Public Audience where emperor meets the common people to hear their grievances. The attractions of this building lies in its triple arched royal canopy which has lavish pietra dura ornamentation and splendid Jaalis or screened windows. These jaalis are renowned for their intricate and delicate architectural design which captivates tourist's attentions during their visit. Through these screened windows women of the royal families see the court activities.

Sheesh Mahal

This palace is renowned across the globe for inlaid mirrors which adorned the walls. It was used as the as the harem dressing room. The glass mosaic decoration of this palace enthralls tourists during their visit.

Khass Mahal

This was the bedroom of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. It is made up of white marble. The architectural pattern of this palace based on the Islamic -Persian style of design and decorations. This palace is also known for the paintings on marble surface which amazes tourists who come here to feel glory of bygone era.

The other popular attractions this fort are Mina Masjid, Moti Masjid, Musamman Burj and Nagina Masjid.

Agra Fort is one of the popular tourist attractions of Agra. It is second most popular places to see in Agra after the Taj Mahal. This is one of the robust forts in India which is visited by large number of tourists during their India tour.

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