October 12, 2008

Agra Red Fort

Near the gardens of the Taj Mahal stands the important 16th-century Mughal monument known as the Red Fort of Agra.

This powerful fortress of red sandstone encompasses, within its 2.5-km-long enclosure walls, the imperial city of the Mughal rulers.

Agra Red Fort was designed and built by the great Mughal ruler, Akbar, in about 1565 A.D. It was initially built as a military establishment but later on his successors made many additions to the main structure.

It functions similar to the Forbidden City in China, the old residence palace for generations of emperors and their mistresses.

It comprises many fairy-tale palaces, beautiful gardens.

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