Sunrise to sunset on all days of the week [6:00 am to 6:00 pm]
- Indian citizen and visitors: INR 40
- Citizens of SAARC and BIMSTEC Countries: INR 40
- Foreign visitors: INR 550
- No entry fee for children under 15 (both Indian and foreign)
Agra Fort, Rakabganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282003, India
Agra Fort Overview
The Red Fort of Agra is a perfect example of the Mughal art and architecture. It is a famous historical fort and one of the most visited tourist spots in Agra, located on the right bank river of the Yamuna River in the historical city of Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. When the capital was shifted from Agra to Delhi, it was the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal Dynasty until 1638. Before capture by the British, the Maratha Empire is the last Indian rulers to have occupied it. It is located 2.5 km northwest of more famous monument, the Taj Mahal. Also the fort can be described as a walled city.
The Mughal Emperor Akbar started to build this elementary structure by the named “Agra Fort” in the year of 1565, and subsequently taken over by his grandson Shah Jahan, who added most of the marble built to the fort. The fort is crescent shaped, flat with a long wall along the river to the east. It is ringed by double castellated ramparts of red sandstone brought to Agra all the way from Rajasthan, punctuated at regular intervals by bastions. The surrounding outer wall is 9m wide and 10m deep. An imposing 22m high interior wall evokes the feeling of indomitable defensive construction. The layout of the fort was determined by the course of the river, the main axis is parallel to the river and the walls bridge out towards the city. In 1983 it was declared under the UNESCO World Heritage site.
Within the premises of the fort lie the most exquisite structures of the Mughals like the Pearl Mosque, Diwan-i-Am, Khaas Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Diwan-i-Khas, Moti Masjidand Jahangiri Mahal. This place is very beautiful for every history and architecture lovers for these remarkable handicrafts and ornaments. In the fort there were originally four gates, later two of which were walled up. Now, visitors are allowed to entry only through the Amar Singh gate. Visitor enters through Amar Singh gate, they will first see the remarkable Jahangir Mahal. You can also see the magnificent view of the Taj Mahal from Agra Fort!
Photos of Agra Fort
➤ Frequently asked question about AGRA FORT:
Q-2. What is the history of Agra Fort?
1. Please keep your ID card with you when you visited this place.
2. Any food, liquor, tobacco, knives, wire, mobile charger, head phones, electronics goods are prohibited except camera.
3. Mobile must be switched off.
4. Visitors must keep the noise to a minimum.
Q-4. Which places to visit inside the Agra Fort?
Ans:- Within the premises of the fort lie the most exquisite structures of the Mughals like the Pearl Mosque, Diwan-i-Am, Khaas Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Diwan-i-Khas, Moti Masjid and Jahangiri Mahal. This place is very beautiful for every history and architecture lovers for these remarkable handicrafts and ornaments.