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Agra Fort

Agra Fort

Agra Fort

Agra Fort is a historical fort in India. It was the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal Dynasty until 16s when the capital was shifted from Agra to Delhi. Before capture by the British, the last Indian rulers to have occupied it wes Marathas. In 1983 fort has been inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage site. It is about 2.5 km northwest of the Taj Mahal. The fort can be described as a walled city.Agra Fort is the only fort in India where all Mughal emperors lived. The Fort was traditionally known as Badalgarh. It was captured by Ghaznavi for a short time but in 15th century the Chahman Rajputs occupied it. Soon after Agra assumed the status of capital when Sikandar Lodi shifted his capital from Delhi and constructed few buildings in the pre-existing Fort at Agra. After the first battle of Panipat Mughals captured the fort and ruled. In A.D. 1530, Humayun was crowned here. The Fort got its present look during the reign of Akbar.

How To Reach?

By Air-Kheria airport is also a military base. It is a commercial airport and is connected only by Air India flights from Delhi. The flight from Delhi to Agra is less than an hour long. Kheria airport is 13 kilometres away from Agra. Hire a taxi from the airport to get to the city, which should take you 10 minutes depending on traffic.

By BUS-Agra is connected by buses to cities like Delhi, Jaipur, Gwalior, Lucknow and Kanpur. Daily buses are available between these cities. Agra has two major interstate bus terminals Idgah Bus Stand located right in the centre of the city and is 8 kilometres from the Taj Mahal and ISBT located at a distance of 12 kilometres from the Taj.