Agra Fort

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Amazing Fort Feb 15, 2014
A nice fort built by Shah Jahan, it lies only few kms away from Taj Mahal. I would recommend taggin it with your visit to Taj. A Rickshaw ride or even better a horse buggy is the best way to reach it after exiting Taj from the west gate. Beautifully made up of red stone and marble it offers incredibel views of the Taj Mahal from its rooms. Would highly recommeng a guide while visiting this fort. A good english speaking guide would not cost more then 250-300 rupees.
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Nair2011 Nair2011
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Well maintained historical fort Jun 09, 2012
Agra fort, Lal Kila, is an historical fort located in the bank of Yamuna in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. This fort is very well maintained and one of the must visit places.

The fort is huge. Over 94 acres of land used to build this fort. Has many decorative halls with marble carved walls. King Shaja han have spent his last days in this fort. The room where he spend his last days looking at Tajmahal is part of this fort and we feel part of history while watching Taj Mahal from the said room.

This fort is a listed UNESCO world heritage site, 1983. Entrance fee is INR 10 for Indians and 10USD for foreign nationals.

Certified guides are avialble in different foriegn languages. Light and Sound show happens at 7.30PM is a definite watch.
Fort Entrance
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Vipin Vipin
691 reviews
Great tourist site number 2 in Agra Feb 14, 2011
Although many tourists regard Agra as a one stop shop for the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort is perhaps the less famous gem of the area. It is located just opposite the Taj Mahal on the banks of the Yamuna. Built in the sixteenth century during the Mughal occupation of India, the site is UNESCO World Heritage status.

The site is a gorgeous red or terracotta colour and can only be described as a walled city inside.

The complex is a wonderful collection of palaces, mosques and wonderful green spaces. The carving and the intricacy are no less amazing than the Taj Mahal, and the views of the Yamuna and Taj Mahal are incredible from here. The site is great to get lost in as well, and before you get fatigued, save some space for the museum towards the end of the complex, which houses some great Islamic paintings and manuscripts.

After the Taj Mahal, this has to be a key stop on anyone’s itinerary of Agra. Go see it!
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montecarlostar says:
Definitively another "can't miss" when you are in Agra... good review, Vipin!
Posted on: Jun 02, 2011
sarahsan says:
I´ve been there! Fantastic place!
Posted on: Jun 02, 2011
Vipin says:
thanks very much Rhea! i'm glad i took the photos then :)
Posted on: May 28, 2011

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