Red Fort Agra
Though Agra is more famous world over as the city
of Taj, Agra For
is another dimension to the city that attracts tourists in hordes.
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.
Many of the palaces inside the fort were later added by next generations
of Mughal Emperors like Jahangir and Shahjahan.
Most of the buildings within the Agra Fort are a mixture of different
architectural styles. The assimilation of these different styles
has given the buildings within the fort a distinctive look. For
instance, the Jahangiri Palace built by Akbar is a good blend of
Islamic (Persian) and different local Hindu styles. Other buildings
either have a mixed style or conform predominantly to the Islamic