Agra Fort

Agra Fort

About a kilometre upstream from the Taj Mahal, the colossal red sandstone Agra Fort is one of India’s best and most impressive, set on the banks of the Yamura River. Built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1565 as a military base and royal residence, the fort became the seat of Mughal power whilst Agra was the empire’s capital. Within the 21-metre-high double walls is the imperial city of the emperors, packed with magnificent palaces, audience halls and mosques, all set amongst lush, landscaped gardens. 

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holiday duration 18 Days from
holiday price 3,490pp

See the bustling bazaars of Delhi and Jaipur, the magnificent Taj Mahal at Agra, the deserts of Rajasthan, the bathing Ghats of Varanasi and the erotic temples of Khajuraho. Discover more by adding a visit to the Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal.

holiday duration 22 Days from
holiday price 4,080pp

See the bustling bazaars of Delhi and Jaipur, the magnificent Taj Mahal at Agra, the deserts of Rajasthan, the bathing Ghats of Varanasi and the erotic temples of Khajuraho. The tour ends with a visit to the Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal.

holiday duration 9 Days from
holiday price 2,390pp

From the first rays of kaleidoscopic light shimmering across the Taj Mahal to the majesty of India's pink city, Jaipur to the bustling capital of Delhi – this luxurious tour showcases the remarkable vivacity of India's legendary 'Golden Triangle'.

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Seven Facts About Agra Fort

Emperor Shah Jahan was imprisoned in Agra Fort by his son Aurangzeb until his death. His prison was believed to have a view of the Taj Mahal, his favourite wife’s mausoleum and future burial place

A battle of the Indian rebellion of 1857 was fought at the fort!

The Delhi Gate, which is on the western side of the fort, is considered a Mughal masterpiece, complete with two life-sized stone elephants with riders

The Indian Military still use the fort today

The fort became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983

The fort’s walls have a circumference of 1.5 miles and are surrounded by a moat

Although constructed by Akbar, both emperors Shah Jahan and Jahangir added notable structures to the fort complex whilst they ruled

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