1st World Heritage Site of India – Agra Fort 

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8th Feb 2014

It took 8 years, 1,44,000 builders from all corners of India to construct this masterpiece. Started in 1565 and completed in 1573, and on west of Yamuna river, it also had an underground tunnel from below Delhi gate to the Red fort in Delhi. The tunnel was closed under British rule.

When it was built it had 500 houses in it for royal family employees, artists, visitors etc but many of them were deconstructed by Shah Jahan to construct his Marble palace. Later even more houses were destroyed under British rule.

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1st Amar Singh Gate Also known as Lahore gate.
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2nd Amar Singh Gate

The path from 1st Amar Singh Gate to 2nd is constructed from strategic military point of view. These to gates make 90° angle with each other. So this gate is not even visible from 1st entrance. This is at a higher elevation to provide strategic advantage to rulers in case of military attack.

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Front View of Jahagiri Mahal
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Jahangir's Bath

Carved out of 1 stone- monolithic and is 5 ft in height. It had gems on the inside and Persian inscriptions outside.

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Diwan-i-Aam- Hall of Public Audience

This was the place where the emperors listened to the appeal of commons and gave decisions accordingly.

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Inner View of Diwan-i-Aam
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The Peacock Throne Chamber, Diwan-i-Aam Complex

The chamber for the famous peacock throne if Shah Jahan. This is a part of Diwan-i-aam.

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Inside view of Diwan-i-khaas
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External view of Diwan-i-khaas and corridor of Machchi Bhawan
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Khaas Mahal-view from Angoori Bagh
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Jahanara Pavilion- A replica of Roshanara Pavilion (daughters of Shah Jahan)
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Machchi Bhawan- Fish palace with Chittor gate
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Inside View of Khaas Mahal/Shah Jahan's Palace
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Musamman Burj (under restoration work)

Shah Jahan chose to built Taj Mahal 2.5km south east of his palace in Agra fort. This place was visible from the room of his palace where he was later kept in confinement by his son Aurangazeb. The latter was baffled with the amount of expenditure his father incurred for Taj Mahal.

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Takht-i-Jahangiri/ Black Throne of Jahangir
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A view of Nagina Masjid with Moti Masjid in the backkdrop(white domes)
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A part of Salimgarh(retreat of Prince Jahangir)

When Akbar ruled from Agra, Jahangir spent his days in Ferozabad and used to stay in this palace during his short visits to Agra.

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External boundary of Agra Fort
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Nicely explained.. Neha..
Tue 11 22 16, 02:47 · Reply (1) · Report
Thanks a lot. Glad you liked it.
Tue 11 22 16, 07:49 · Report