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Visit Agra Fort
Agra fort is one of the finest Mughal forts in India and well worth visiting with an entertaining private guide. The interior of the fort features stunning white marble reminiscent of the nearby Taj Malal and belies the stark red sandstone battlements.
Built in the early 16th century and the capital of mighty Mughals for a long time, Agra is famous for its beautiful monuments of the medieval times. The city was pampered by the Mughals for more than two centuries — an evidence of which is spread all over the city in form of various structures constructed during those days. However, with the fall of the mighty Mughals, Agra became a victim of rebels' assertion of power and the city suffered a series of plunders by the unruly rebellious forces.
Many of the events which led to the construction of the Taj took place in the famous Agra Fort. Begun by Emperor Akbar in 1565, additions continued to be made until the time of his grandson Shah Jehan. The magnificent palaces, towers, bastions, ramparts and gateways symbolise the power of the mighty Mughals. Made mostly of red sandstone it is strikingly similar to the Red Fort in Delhi.
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This week-long Golden Triangle itinerary is a great introduction to India’s glittering royal history and culture, including the iconic Taj Mahal, the magnificent forts and palaces of Jaipur and India’s bustling capital city of Delhi.