If you are in the city of Agra, you shall definitely love to visit Taj Mahal. But, along with it, one must also visit the mighty Agra Fort, which is quite identical to Delhi’s Red Fort. This red sandstone fort of Agra has a lot of interesting tales or historic saga to unfurl for the travelers.
Clear Glimpse of Taj Mahal from Fort
Shah Jahan was imprisoned for eight years by his son Aurangzeb in this fort inside an octagonal tower, known as Mussaman Burj. From this place, one can have a clear glimpse of Taj Mahal. This was especially designed for Shah Jahan so that he can watch his creation, Taj Mahal, till the last day of his life.
The Home of Kohinoor Diamond
Diwan-e-khas of Agra Fort once had the famous Peacock throne of Emperor Akbar. This throne was embellished with precious stones, including the famous Kohinoor Diamond.
Construction Inspired by Rajput Fort
The construction and design of the fort was an inspiration from Rajput fort of Gwalior, developed by Raja Man Singh Tomar.
It Took Eight Years to Be Completed
This mighty fort took only eight years to get completed, and it is often said that more than 1,444,000 people were deployed as workers for building the fort.