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Thursday, July 12, 2007

Agra Fort



Monuments In India - Agra Fort

The famous Agra fort is situated on the banks of river Yamuna in Uttar Pradesh. This semicircular fort, 4 km. in diameter, was built in 1565 by the greatest Mughal emperor Akbar at he age of 23. In the entrance is the Amar Singh Gate from where a long elephant ramp through a beautiful garden leads to the main section. The Mothi Masjid, Jahangir Mahal and Anguri Bagh are splendid examples of Mughal architecture in red sandstone. There are many mosques and conference halls in these beautiful castles. Musamman Burg attached to the central building is an unforgetable spot where Shahjahan breathed his last, looking at the Taj Mahal. Additions and maintenance have been done to this fort by his successors jahangir and Shahjahan after the reign of Akbar.

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