Entrance to The Red Fort - Agra by Shiva77

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I was travelling through India in 1981 and spent some time in Agra. I took this photo on the opposite side of the river from the Taj Mahal.

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. Several Mahals , which were built afterwards, converted half of the structure into a magnificent palace.

The Red Fort is situated in Agra, on the banks of Yamuna River. It is known as Red Fort because it is built of a kind of red sandstone. Within this Fort there lies some of the most exquisite architecture of the Mughal Period; like the Pearl Mosque, Moti Masjid, Diwan-i-Khas, Diwan-i-Am and Jahangiri Mahal.

The Red Fort in Agra encompasses a radius of three kilometers and is bordered by a wall, which is 70 foot tall. Two walls made of red sandstone surround the fort. The Red Fort has four gates.

The fort contained more buildings in it but just a few of those remain till date. The most eminent of these remaining buildings is the Jahangiri Mahal; a multi-storied palace built by Akbar for his Begum, Jodha Bai. Among the other important structures that still remain are the Mausam Burj, the Diwan-i-khas, and the Shaha Burj.

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Comments

  • maggie326
    maggie326about 4 years ago

    Fantastic capture Great Image

  • very many thanks Maggie!

    – Shiva77

  • Barry Norton
    Barry Nortonabout 4 years ago

    Great capture and detail

  • very many thanks Barry!

    – Shiva77

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepabout 4 years ago

    Very wonderful architecture and capture!

  • very many thanks Gena!

    – Shiva77

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1about 4 years ago

    I always wanted to go there – thanks for sharing

  • many thanks Shulie!!

    – Shiva77

  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsyabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful detail and excellent capture.

  • many thanks!

    – Shiva77

  • Gabrielle  Lees
    Gabrielle Leesabout 4 years ago

    WOW what a place! :) Would it be hard for a white woman to visit here?

    Gabe :)

  • many thanks Gabe!

    – Shiva77

  • RickDavis
    RickDavisabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful image of the fort,,,Rick

  • thankyou so much

    – Shiva77

  • Sherri     Nicholas
    Sherri Nic...about 4 years ago

    Wonderful picture and great piece of History..Love when artists put the history of the pictures..great job Shiva!!
    Sherri:):)

  • thankyou so much

    – Shiva77

  • CanyonWind
    CanyonWindabout 4 years ago

  • thankyou so much

    – Shiva77

  • vaggypar
    vaggyparabout 4 years ago

    Great Work..!!!

  • thankyou so much

    – Shiva77

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