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Agra FortWe almost didn't make it inside Agra Fort as the taxi driver thought it was not very special. We decided to give it a look and we were very impressed. The changes over the ages gave it a completely different feel to the Red Fort in Delhi.

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Agra fort was built by Emperor Akbar. He was undoubtedly the Greatest Mughal emperor of India. The construction of Agra fort commenced in the 1565 and completed in 1571. Built with red sandstone Agra Fort is a mixture of the Islamic and Hindu styles of architecture.We almost didn't make it inside Agra Fort as the taxi driver thought it was not very special. We decided to give it a look and we were very impressed. The changes over the ages gave it a completely different feel to the Red Fort in Delhi.a23/01/2005 10:50:12/cms/cms.asp?page=/OffshoreInIndia/Trips Away/Trip to Delhi/Agra Fortsupporting/offshoreinindia/photos/delhi\agrafort\agrafort1.jpgAgra Fort PlaqueAgra Fort is the most important fort of India. Agra Fort stands on an ancient site just by the river Jamuna.supporting/offshoreinindia/photos/delhi\agrafort\agrafort2.jpg One of the menu out buildings One of the many out buildings within the fort. The symmetry of the building is striking.supporting/offshoreinindia/photos/delhi\agrafort\agrafort3.jpg Bryan and the Taj Mahal From Agra Fort you get a great view of the Taj Mahal in the distance backing onto the river.supporting/offshoreinindia/photos/delhi\agrafort\agrafort4.jpg The tall walls of the fort The walls of the fort show its frailty to attack. The fort was modified many times to allow changes to the water supply. Every time the fort came under attack the water supply was the first to be disrupted and without water the fort was not too powerful.supporting/offshoreinindia/photos/delhi\agrafort\agrafort5.jpg An important stone I cant remember but I think this was some famous tombstone. We thought it was much better as a chair for a photo!supporting/offshoreinindia/photos/delhi\agrafort\agrafort6.jpg A green area One of the many green areas. The cup in the middle is quite unique. It has stairs on the outside and the inside and was probably used as a bathing device? If you look carefully you can see a Monkey on the roof. The Monkeys were rather frisky and seemed to enjoy each others company quite a lot ;).supporting/offshoreinindia/photos/delhi\agrafort\agrafort7.jpg The entrance into the fort The entrance into the fort or at this point the exit as we rushed to get the cab to get the train to get to Delhi!

Agra Fort
23/01/2005 10:50:12

We almost didn't make it inside Agra Fort as the taxi driver thought it was not very special. We decided to give it a look and we were very impressed. The changes over the ages gave it a completely different feel to the Red Fort in Delhi.

Agra fort was built by Emperor Akbar. He was undoubtedly the Greatest Mughal emperor of India. The construction of Agra fort commenced in the 1565 and completed in 1571. Built with red sandstone Agra Fort is a mixture of the Islamic and Hindu styles of architecture.

Agra Fort Plaque

Agra Fort is the most important fort of India. Agra Fort stands on an ancient site just by the river Jamuna.

 One of the menu out buildings

One of the many out buildings within the fort. The symmetry of the building is striking.

 Bryan and the Taj Mahal

From Agra Fort you get a great view of the Taj Mahal in the distance backing onto the river.

 The tall walls of the fort

The walls of the fort show its frailty to attack. The fort was modified many times to allow changes to the water supply. Every time the fort came under attack the water supply was the first to be disrupted and without water the fort was not too powerful.

 An important stone

I cant remember but I think this was some famous tombstone. We thought it was much better as a chair for a photo!

 A green area

One of the many green areas. The cup in the middle is quite unique. It has stairs on the outside and the inside and was probably used as a bathing device? If you look carefully you can see a Monkey on the roof. The Monkeys were rather frisky and seemed to enjoy each others company quite a lot ;).

 The entrance into the fort

The entrance into the fort or at this point the exit as we rushed to get the cab to get the train to get to Delhi!


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