Visit Agra Fort
Popularly known as the Lal Qila of Agra, the Mughal castle has its origin in the Badalgarh Fort. According to archeologists, the...
Popularly known as the Lal Qila of Agra, the Mughal castle has its origin in the Badalgarh Fort. According to archeologists, the Badalgarh palace was constantly captured by different rulers at different times. First, it was attacked by Mahmud of Ghazni who nearly destroyed it. Later, it was restored by the Chauhan Rajputs and again was captured by Lodi rulers of Delhi. In the Battle of Panipat (1526) Lodis were defeated and the fort was taken by the victor Babur. Later his grandson, Emperor Akbar reclaimed the fort from Suri rulers and started renovating it as per his requirements. The construction started in 1565 CE and was completed in 1573 CE. It is believed that additions were made up to Shahjahan’s period.
Rebuilt in red sandstone on the banks of river Yamuna, Agra was the throne of power of three generations of the great Mughal Emperors Akbar, Jahangir and Shahjahan. As you walk inside the massive palace you’ll feel like reliving the grand royal lifestyle of the bygone era. The entry is allowed via Amar Singh Gate only. As you enter, you’ll come across Diwan-i-Am or the Hall of Public Audience with numerous pillars which are believed to be made by Shahjahan in the year 1628. As you walk further, you’ll see Royal Pavilions full of elegant mosques comprising of Mina Masjid and Nagina Masjid, palaces like Macchi Bhavan, Sheesh Mahal, Khas Mahal and Zenana Mina Bazaar.
Visitors should carry minimum things while going inside as big bags take more security check time. While mobile phones are to be kept switched off, headphones and mobile charger are strictly prohibited.
Bollywood Connect: Some scenes of popular movies, Jodha-Akbar and Mere Brother Ki Dulhan were shot here.
Visiting Time: Sunrise to Sunset
Open all days
For Indians: Rs. 20
Foreign Tourists: Rs. 300
Free entry for children below the age of 15 years.
TimingSunrise to Sunset Open all days
PREFFERED BYPhotography Enthusiasts, History Lovers
TIME SPENT2 to 3 hours
ENTRY FEEFor Indians: Rs. 20 Foreign Tourists: Rs. 300 Free entry for children below the age of 15 years
Best SeasonOctober to March