Agra Fort

Agra Fort Architecture

Much of India in the XVI century was in possession of the Mughal dynasty. Built during the reign of their magnificent buildings are reminiscent of a time of great prosperity of India. Agra Fort is really amazing: it is a complex of palaces, squares, mosques, baths, parks and pavilions, located in the eponymous Indian city with a rich history and great tourism potential. Created by the efforts of three powerful Mughal emperors, Agra Fort is surrounded by a double wall of red sandstone, cut through four gates, towers. Also known under the name “Red Fort” it became a symbol of the construction of five centuries of Indian history.

However, a subsequent ruler Shah Jahan, who wished to expand already grandiose structure, insisted on further use of white marble in building, complete with gold inlays and precious stones, which, in turn, made irresistible interior of Agra Fort. Currently, Agra Fort has an original crescent shape. Its total length it is more than two and a half kilometers away, and the height of the surrounding walls – about 21 meters. In the blending of architectural styles there are two most striking – Hindu and Islamic architecture. Relentless time, of course, left its mark on the appearance of one of the most famous buildings in India. But despite the multiple fracture, Agra Fort retains its grandeur and of great interest to tourists. Not for nothing because in 1983 the fort was taken under protection of UNESCO omnipresent.

Visiting Agra Fort

Within the walls of the fort were six mosques and palaces, but not all of them survived. One of the most significant is a multi-storey Palace Jahangiri Mahal built by Akbar for his wife Dzhotha Bai. The white-stone palace Mahal is the most beautiful rooms with fine carvings and exquisite decoration. The walls are decorated with paintings in the Persian style and the paintings on plaster in gold and blue colors. In the courtyard a large stone bowl stands, probably for the rose water. Outside this stone bowl is carved with decorative font of Persian poetry. The most exquisite example of painting on marble surface is preserved in the Khas Mahal, the palace of Shah Jahan. In the emperor’s chambers features of Islamic and Hindu architecture are intertwined.

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