This video is based on my recent visit to Agra Fort which I completed with the help of a tourist guide to know the Agra Fort History in Hindi. So, let me tell you briefly about the Agra Fort history and facts associated with this guided tour.
Although, a lot of people search about Agra Fort History in Bengali, Marathi, English and Telugu but I think Hindi is the most used language in India, so I have come up with this Agra Fort Guide in Hindi. Agra Fort Railway Station is just about 100 m away from the Agra Fort, so if you have your train till this railway station, you can reach Agra Fort in not more than 2-4 minutes.
Agra Fort Timings: Sunrise to Sunset
Agra Fort to Taj Mahal Distance : 2 km
Agra Fort Ticket Price/Entry Fee : Rs.50(Indian/Domestic Tourist), Rs.550(Foreign Tourist), Free(For Children above 15 yrs of Age)
Agra Fort is a popular historical fort in the city of Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. Agra Fort was known to be the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal Dynasty until 1638, after which the capital was shifted from Agra to Delhi. Before the Britishers captured this fort, the last Indian rulers who occupied it were the Marathas. In the year 1983, the Agra fort was got the tag of a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is located at about 2 km northwest of its more well known sister monument, the Taj Mahal. The fort can be more appropriately described as a walled city.
Agra Fort had been built and used majorly by the early mughal rulers including Akbar, Jahangir, Shah Jahan and Aurangzeb. The Fort stands tall on an ancient site and was known as Badalgarh. It was known to be captured by Ghaznavi for some time but later in the 15th century A.D. the Chauhan Rajputs captured it. Soon after, Agra got the status of capital soon after Sikandar Lodi (A.D. 1487-1517) shifted his capital from Delhi and built a few buildings in the existing Fort of Agra. After the first battle of Panipat (A.D. 1526) Mughals occupied the fort and ruled from it. Then Humayun was crowned in the fort in A.D. 1530. The Fort actually got its present appearance during Akbar’s reign (A.D. 1556-1605).
Agra Fort Architecture: The 380,000 m2 (94-acre) fort has a semicircular plan, its chord actually lies parallel to the Yamuna river and its walls are known to be 70 ft high. Double ramparts have massive circular bastions at certain intervals, with battlements, embrasures, machicolations as well as string courses. 4 gates were provided on all the sides, one was the Khizri gate which opened on to the river. Two of the gates of the Fort are notable: the “Delhi Gate” and the “Lahore Gate.” The Lahore Gate is popularly known as the “Amar Singh Gate,” for Amar Singh Rathore.
Places to Visit in Agra Fort:
• Jahangir Bath Tab
• Jahangiri Bedroom
• Jahangir’s Dining Hall
• Sheesh Mahal
• Roshnara Palace
• Jahanara Palace
• Angoori Palace
• Khaas Mahal(Shahjahan Mumtaz Bedroom)
• Shah Jahan Garden
• Musamman Burj/Shah Jahan’s Jail
• Shah Jahan Washroom
• Meena Masjid
• Meena Bazar
• Nagina Masjid
Hope you liked my Agra Fort Video in which I have given you the complete details about this beautiful fort. I wish Drones were allowed and I could take Agra Fort Drone View for you but unfortunately we cannot fly Drones in or around historical monuments in India. When I come back again at this fort I will like you to show some unknown facts about it (Agra Fort ka Rahasya).
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