I don’t think I did the Agra Fort justice when I visited it years ago. These days, when I visit a historical monument or a natural beauty spot, everything else ceases to exist – it’s only me and the place. At that time I was still battling the culture shock and sensory overload, so many details skipped my attention. It’s only now, looking through the photos of my journey to Agra, I can truly appreciate this marvel of the Mughal architecture. Needless to say, I would gladly make a second trip (if there is a way to skip a tedious bus journey from Delhi to Agra 🙂
The Agra Fort was the main residence of the Mughal rulers until they shifted to the Red Fort in Delhi in the first half of the 17th century. The fort is massive and it’s actually a whole red walled city, so one can easily spend a few hours there, exploring the structures ad different lookout points. The site comprises many palaces (Khas Mahal and Jahangir Palace to name a couple), two exquisite mosques, audience halls ( Diwan-i-Khas and Diwan-i-Am) and other buildings. Some of them are made of white marble with graceful, elaborate carvings. The fine details within the fort are a thing to explore.
Have you been to the Agra fort? Would you visit?