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#2 of 146 Places To Visit in Agra
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address
Rakabganj, Taj Road, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282003, India
contact
+91-562-2227261 +91-562-2960457
entry fee
40
per person Domestic/Indian Tourist
550
per person Foreign Tourist
0
Free entry for children below the age of 15 years
timings
All days of the week
Sunrise - Sunset
visit duration
2 to 3 hours

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Close to the Taj Mahal Complex, this is another major landmark in the city that is hard to miss. Located on the main road (if you're coming in from the highway), this red-sandstone fort is easily accessible through broad roads.

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about agra fort

Built by Akbar between 1565 and 1573, Agra Fort is another UNESCO World Heritage Site of the city. This masterpiece built in red sandstone offers a panoramic view of the Taj Mahal on a clear day, which is settled around 3 km away on the right-bank of river Yamuna. The fort’s 2.5 km-long ramparts, which rise up to 21.4 m are cased with perfectly polished red sandstone. It is spread across an area of 94 acres. Home to more than two dozens of monuments with Mughal architecture and style of art, the fort makes for one of the most important and robustly built strongholds of the Mughals. 

This fort has been the site of various significant events in the Mughal Empire. While Babur sent his son Humayun to capture the fort, Humayun returned with a vast treasure, including the priceless "Koh-i-noor" diamond. After this, Humayun was coronated here. Another interesting legend holds that a man named Nazam, a water-carrier who saved Humayun from being drowned, was crowned as the emperor for half-a-day for his allegiance to the empire. 

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History in stone
Oct 13 2014
The Agra Fort often gets overshadowed by its more famous neighbour, Taj Mahal. But it is as magnificent and memorable as the latter if explored at leisure. It is interesting to see the difference in the kings’ preferences as most of the fort is made ...... read more
AGRA FORT : Really great and massive structure !!
Jul 02 2014
I went there and enjoyed a lot with my friends .Its a very wide in area and built of red stones and local people sometimes called it as WALLED CITY .There were so many doors and rooms of ancient times and there were designs of mughal paintings .Some ...... read more
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