Agra fort is the most
amazing monument standing majestically in the territory of this cultural
city – Agra. Agra fort has been exquisitely designed in beguiling
red sandstone after which the fort has a secondary name: Red Fort.
Agra fort was constructed in 1565 AD, stand as a monument perfect
in Mughal design and architecture, depicting amazing brilliance of
the bygone era. This majestic fort is the second most alluring monument
of Agra, after the Taj Mahal, which contributes mainly in Agra tourism.
The place is elegantly constructed in the royal Mughal style and
has been exceptionally adorned with mesmerizing embellishments.
The elegant charm lies in the various structures that this majestic
semicircular fort incorporates among which the most fascinating is
Jahangir Mahal. The Mahal is a double storied palace which was build
for the royal women folk of that time and was designed with protruding
balconies and domed chhatris which showcases the intricate work of
Diwan-e-Khas is the grand hall constructed fascinatingly with intricate
designs and decorated with beautiful decorations, for the private and
official meetings in the fort. The hall comprises pillars made up of
a merger of marble and stone which is embellished with semi precious
stone that holds the whole beauty of the place. Khas means important
and therefore the idea behind its construction was to form a hall made
exclusively for private and important audience.
Diwan-e-Aam, unlike the above, is a grand hall constructed to hear
and comprehend the common people as well as their problems. The triple
arched royal canopy is lavishly ornamented with intricately designed
screened windows that showcase the artistic brilliance and affirms
to be the most mesmerizing deed of the craftsmen.
Sheesh Mahal, Khas Mahal, Mina Masjid, Moti Masjid, Musamman Burj and
Nagina Masjid are some other intriguing facets of this majestic fort
of Agra that equally contributes in enhancing it glorious charisma.
Monuments Inside The Agra Fort