Agra Fort Overview

Agra Fort is one of the first-ever monuments in India to be declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. It was constructed by the great Mughal emperor, Akbar in the 16th century. Initially, it used to be a Rajput fort called ‘Badalgarh’ which was rebuilt into the Agra Fort.

The construction of the fort was finally completed in 1573 with the help of more than 4000 workers who took around 8 years to build it. It has also been a witness to major historical events like the First Battle of Panipat, the defeat of Humayun from Sher Shah Suri and the death of Shah Jahan.

Agra Fort was majorly built with red sandstone, however, during the reign of Shah Jahan, he replaced some of the earlier structures with white marble buildings. The fort is built over 94 acres of land and is surrounded by 70-foot-high walls.

There are several sections inside the fort including Jahangir Palace, Khas Mahal, Musamman Burj, Diwan-i-Khas, Diwan-i-Aam and Sheesh Mahal. You will also get to see three beautiful mosques, namely, Moti Masjid, Mina Masjid and Nagina Masjid.


• Learn about the intriguing history of India’s one of the first UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Agra Fort.
• Marvel at the breathtaking Mughal architecture of the fort with influences from Bengali, Gujarati and Persian styles.
• Explore the various sections of the fort such as Diwan-i-Khas, Diwan-i-Aam, Khas Mahal and Sheesh Mahal.
• Stroll around Anguri Bagh, a stunning garden built by Shah Jahan for leisure. 
• Capture aesthetic pictures against the backdrop of beautifully decorated walls with murals and intricate carvings.

How To Reach

By Road: Agra Fort is located at a distance of around 1.5 km from the city centre of Agra. You can reach your destination in approximately 5 minutes via the Nala Kazi Paba Road. You can easily get a taxi from any corner of the city that will drop you at the fort. For a more budget-friendly option, you can also travel by local auto-rickshaws to reach Agra Fort.

Best Time To Visit

Agra Fort is a popular tourist destination and can be visited at any time of the year. You can visit the Agra Fort during weekdays instead of the weekend to avoid crowds and long queues.

Other Essential Information

1. Remember to wear comfortable shoes and breathable clothes to explore Agra Fort.

2. Carry sufficient water to keep yourself hydrated throughout the day. 

3. Keep your surroundings clean by disposing of garbage in the dustbins.

4. Apply sunscreen, carry a scarf and a hat to protect yourself from the sun.

5. Make sure to book your tickets in advance for the light & sound show.

6. Take a guided tour so that you can learn in detail about the history of the fort.

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Point of Interest for Agra Fort
Enjoy the Light & Sound Show

Enjoy the Light & Sound Show

The light and sound show is an interesting feature of Agra Fort that takes you back in time through its vivid and captivating illustrations. It is a one hour show that is conducted in English and Hindi languages, between 7 PM to 9 PM in Diwan-i-Aam area. The show is mainly based on the love story of Shah Jahan and his wife, Mumtaz. You will even get to see a beautiful replica of Taj Mahal at the background of the stage. Additionally, you can even admire the beautifully lit Agra Fort at night.

Visit the Residential Jahangir Palace

Visit the Residential Jahangir Palace

The Jahangir Mahal is one of the biggest and the earliest constructions in Agra Fort, by Akbar. The palace was mainly built as a private residence for Akbar’s son, Jahangir. However, in the end it served as a zenana (household for women) for the Rajput wives of the emperor, Nur Jahan and the other female royal members. The palace is a blend of Rajput and Islamic architectural style, made up of red sandstone and white marble. The walls of the palace are adorned with stunning motifs, symbols and geometrical patterns. Additionally, you will get to see Hauz-i-Jahangiri which is a huge bowl carved out of a single stone to store fragrant rose water. 

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