Near the gardens of the Taj Mahal stands the spectacular 16th-century Mughal monument known as the Red Fort of Agra, the entire area is a UNESCO World Heritage site. This powerful fortress of red sandstone encompasses, within its 2.5-km-long enclosure walls, the imperial city of the Mughal rulers.

The monument is home to many stunning Indian palaces such as the Jahangir Palace and the Khas Mahal, built by Shah Jahan, audience halls such as the Diwan-i-Khas and two very beautiful mosques. The wall has two gates, the Delhi Gate and the Amar Singh Gate. The original and grandest entrance was through the Delhi Gate, which leads to the inner portal called the Hathi Pol or Elephant Gate, today the fort is only accessible through the Amar Singh Gate. Several of the buildings here are made from pure marble with beautiful carvings which mark the apogee of Indo-Muslim art in all of its glory.

Expertly guided informative tours are easily arranged allowing you fully experience this fascinating fortress and its history.

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