| Look Beyond
of being eclipsed by the splendor of Taj
in Agra, Agra Fort also known as Red Fort offers more for
those who are looking beyond love. For its architectural greatness and
mammoth structure, Agra Fort is been declared as a World Heritage Site.
There are two entrance to Agra Fort, though one of them, Delhi gate is now
closed. Agra Fort is within a radius of 3 km and located on the bank of
Yamuna. It is one of the splendid architectural wonder of the Mughal era. It
is the longest fort in India surrounded by a huge 70 feet high wall. Prime
attractions of the fort are beautiful Pearl Mosque, and different palaces
assigned for different use. Such as Jahangiri Mahal, Diwan i-Khas
(where emperor held meetings with dignitaries) and Diwan-e-Aam (Where held
audience with common people). Also fort houses a beautiful Nagina Masjid,
which was actually a seraglio built by emperor Shah Jahan. Below it Meena
Bazaar where ladies shopped trinkets, finery and jewelaries all without
coming out from their purdah(veil). Also sheesh mahal is worth a
see, which was made up of mirrored walls, used by the women for bathing as
it reflected the lamplight lined up in front of it. Also one cannot miss the
two- storied octagonal tower called Musamman Burj, from wher Shah Jahan last
saw its beloved Taj Mahal
for the last
time before dying.
When you are in Agra, its natural to compare two Shah Jahans
work, undoubtedly one cannot escape from the glory of Taj Mahal but a crude
yet graceful Red Fort is equally thrilling. Gracy Jones, an
Australian traveler said.
Who Designed It ?
Mughal emperor Akbar credited for magnificent Agra Fort in 1565, and his
grandson Shah Jahan further embellished it with white marbles. Fort was
captured by British during the first war of independence and in the present
time safe hands with the Indian Army and open for tourists.
One cannot miss Taj mahal when in Agra. Sheer poetry in marble, this
monument of love is one the seven wonders of the world. Indias pride
is one of the most visited destination in the world.
Located in the political capital of Mughals, Fatehpur
was built by imperial emperor Akbar. It architecture and
magnificent structure has made it a World Heritage Site.
It is a mammoth gateway located near Agra built by Mughal emperor Akbar in
1573. The huge arched gateway is made up of red sandstone spotted with white
marbles. Pillars and chattris have an inscriptions from Quran. Undoubtedly,
Buland Darwaza is an impressive structure.
15-km South Of New Delhi
Best time to Visit :
Through out the year.
As Agra is a famous city because of majestic Taj Mahal, you can get regular
flights from New Delhi airport. Also Agra is well connected with road
network. Traveling from bus or car will take about 5-6 hours.
By Air :
One can easily reach Delhi by Air route, as
Delhi is connected to all major cities of India and World.
By Rail :
Delhi is well connected to all the parts of
India by the railways tracks. One can easily reach from any part of India by
By Road :
The people staying near to Delhi can easily
reach Delhi by the road, as Delhi has well-defined roads.
Where to Stay : Agra Hotels
Excursion : Delhi
Many thanks to Gracy Jones, who shared her experience with
New Delhi Capital of India
By Punit Chandra Mawli
Teen Murti House New
: By Ranbir Lavania
Agra-Ancient Mughal Heritage City
- By Kornika