22nd May 2023
Day 1

The Red fort of Agra that is also known as Agra Fort, was built by Emperor Akbar. It is also famous as the Walled city. Situated on the banks of Yamuna River, it served as the residence of Emperors of Mughal dynasty. The fort complex was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1983.

Built with Red stone, it has been an epitome of beauty showcasing the perfection of Mughal art and architecture.

Agra fort contains some special places to visit namely the Pearl Mosque, Diwan-i I Khas, Diwan-i I Aam, Moti Masjid and Jahangiri Mahal. Among these major attractions, Jahangir's Palace that was built by Akbar as a private palace for his son Jahangir, is the largest residence in the complex. The Moti Masjid (pearl mosque) is a beautiful structure made entirely of white marble.

The Hall of Private Audience (Diwan-i-Khas) was used for receiving distinguished visitors while the Diwan-i- Aam was used for meeting normal public. Located on the northeast side, there is another splendid place known as the Palace of Mirrors (Sheesh Mahal), whose walls and ceilings are inlaid with thousands of small mirrors.

Also from the balconies of these amazing pavilions, you will have mesmerizing views of Yamuna and the Taj Mahal.

There are two entrance points in the walls: the Amar Singh Gate facing south and the Delhi Gate facing west, the original entrance, which is richly decorated with intricate marbles. The Amar Singh Gate is the only one being used for the entry to the fort now.

A portion of the Agra Fort is being used by the Indian Army and has restrictions for the visitors to access that area.

Timings : sunrise to sunset

Ticket: Rs. 50/- per person

Photo of Red fort by Amit Singla