Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Agra Fort Agra India


AGRA FORT   is built in red sandstone. A crescent shaped fort, it is surrounded by ramparts of red sandstone and a deep moat on the outer wall. This World Heritage sight is located next to the Taj Mahal. Within the fort are several interesting structures and buildings. Visit the Jahangiri Mahal, which used to house the women of the palace. This palace has a stone pool before it, which as believed to have been filled with rose petals during Noor Jahan's time. Adjacent to it is the Anguri Bagh and the Khas Mahal, which is strikingly another example of Shah Jahan's designs in white marble. Also located within is the mirrored Sheesh Mahal and Mina Masjid or (Gem Mosque). Adjacent to it is Diwan-i-Khas (Hall of Private Audience), and beyond it is Diwan-i-Am (Hall of Public Audience), where the emperor addressed his subjects'issues.

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