Thereafter we proceeded to Agra Fort, another outstanding example of Mughal architecture, and the seat of Mughal reign and administration for three generations. A visit to the Diwan-e-Aam, ‘Hall of Public Audience’ and the Royal Pavilions is not to be missed.
DAY 1 (Friday): AGRA FORT & MEHTAB BAGHI reached Agra on Friday morning and straight away decided to roam around and see the city. But, you gotta respect human body at some point since it has its own limits. I went to my hotel (which I had pre-booked from OYO) and got fresh.Straight away, I decided to go to the magnificent Taj Mahal! But but but. There is a huge catch here! The Taj Mahal is closed every Friday for the Jumma Namaz! I thought of that day to be of complete waste. I then decided to look for other places that I can visit so that I can utilise my time. I got to know about Agra Fort and Mehtab Bagh. I decided to visit both of them, starting from the Agra Fort.
3. Agra FortAgra Fort is also known as Lal Qila, Fort Rouge or Red Fort of Agra, and is listed as UNESCO Heritage Site. The Red Fort is at a distance of 2.5 km from Taj, located on the bank of Yamuna River. It is the most special monument decorated by Mughals as their residence which houses Pearl Mosque (aka Moti Masjid), Diwan-i I Khas, Diwan-i I Aam, Khās Mahal, Shīsh Mahal (mirrored palace), Musamman Burj and Jahangiri Mahal. One of the finest example of Mughal's architecture, each with remarkable handiwork and ornamentation, which make this place a delight for every photographer and architect, and history lovers. You also get a magnificent look of unearthly Taj from Lal Qila.