Thursday, December 17, 2015

Agra Fort

 Agra, the city where the great monument Taj Mahal was built is situated on the banks of Yamuna river. It has sub-tropical climate. Summers here are very hot where temperatures can go upto 45 degree Celsius. Apart from Taj Mahal, you can find other world heritage sites like the Agra fort and Fatehpur sikri.

 Akhbar, the mughal Emperor, built the Agra fort with sandstone. His Grandson ShahJahan built the Taj Mahal which can be seen from the fort. The Diwan-e-khas which can be seen in the above picture is the area where public meetings used to be held in the mughal era.

Many monuments in Agra had influence of Mughal rulers like Akhbar, Jahangir and Shahjahan. Parts of the fort are built with white marble which add to the fort's beauty. Its a great place for history enthusiasts. Best time to visit Agra is from November to March.

Distance from:
Kheria Airport: 12 km.
Lucknow: 364 km.
Kanpur 278 km.
Delhi 208 km.