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Red Fort Agra

Agra India

The Agra fort is known to be one of the royal forts from the time of the Mughal Empire that we have read in our history chapters. The fort is listed under the UNESCO Heritage world site which is situated 2.5km from the very well-known Taj Mahal. This Agra fort is also recognized as the ‘City of Walls’ because of its construction in red sandstone, thus the name ‘Red Fort’. It is considered to be the spot for tourist destinations in the country.

The luxurious Agra Red fort is made by using the red sandstone with marbles along with features of Mughal style in the architecture of the fort. When captured from above the fort is displayed in a semicircle shape which is enclosed with massive double bastion walls which are again made from red sandstone. The partition of the fort is about two kilometers in perimeter & seventy feet in height. There are four gates to the fort which are named as:

Delhi Gate
Hathi Pol
Ghaznin Gate

From my visit in 2007


Posted by TheJohnsons 10:37 Archived in India Tagged architecture tower monument culture history traditional travel india fort palace town indian city building world famous heritage red castle stone old historical sightseeing arch tourist unesco site wall asian asia entrance ancient tourism historic mahal taj dome fortress gate landmark agra uttar pradesh structure islam exterior sandstone mughal

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