Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Red Fort Agra

I got chance to go to Agra year before last and get chance to visit Red Fort of Agra. 

Agra Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage site located in Agra, India. The fort is also known as Lal Qila, Fort Rouge and Red Fort of Agra. It is about 2.5 km northwest from the Taj Mahal.

Agra Fort built by Akbar in Red Sandstone when he was through with the consolidation of his power after accession to power in 1654, Agra Fort worked both as a military strategic point as well as the royal residence.

Architects laid the foundation and it was built with bricks in the inner core with sandstone on external surfaces. Some 1,444,000 builders worked on it for eight years, completing it in 1573.

The fort contains splendid palaces both in red sandstone and white marble built by two generations of prolific builders Akbar and later Jehangir and Shahjahan. Of the nearly 500 Akbari buildings built in the Bengal and Gujarati traditions only a few have survived, arrayed in a band on the riverfront.

Some Pictures of This Fort 









20 comments:

  1. Beautifully captured Vineeta!!

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  2. Beautiful images of the fort!

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  3. These are wonderful photos of the Red Fort. I like the way you have captured the light in your pictures as well. This must have been a wonderful place to visit.

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  4. Great shots of the fort and massive entrance.

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  5. great information with beautiful photos...

    thanks

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  6. Beautiful pictures Vineeta, I have been to this fort and it's absolutely splendid!

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  7. Very Nice Pictures.
    Nice to see that You Shared Something About Red Fort Because Most Of The Bloggers Write About Taj.

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  8. Beautiful pictures from Agra. By the way have you stopped blogging in Hindi?

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  9. Beautiful pictures from a very beautiful city. Well done!

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  10. Amazingly beautiful - great buildings and great photowork!

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  11. accidentally came across your blog, nice travelog it is. just finished reading all posts :)

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  12. Wonderful post! These heritage forts seem beautiful to visit.

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  13. Nice pics of Agra Fort, a great heritage site in India to see.

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  14. Wow! Reminds me of my visit! So well photographed

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  15. Two places I've been in the one post - now that does not happen very often!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  16. Spectacular buildings and beautiful images Vineeta !

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  17. I never knew that there is a red fort in Agara also, Nice clicks good pictures ,check more about Agra

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