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It was the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal Dynasty until 1638 when the capital was shifted from Agra to Delhi. The fort can be more accurately described as a walled city.

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Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal

2.14km from Agra Fort

One of the best example of Mughal architecture. The ivory-white marble Islamic mausoleum was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan to house the tomb of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal; it also houses the tomb of Shah Jahan himself. The tomb is the centerpiece of a 17-hectare (42-acre) complex, which includes a mosque and a guest house, and is set in formal gardens bounded on three sides by a wall. #tajmahal #wondersoftheworld

Fatehpur Sikri

Fatehpur Sikri

36.2km from Agra Fort

The city founded as the capital of the Mughal Empire in 1571 by Emperor Akbar, serving this role from 1571 to 1585, when Akbar abandoned it due to a campaign in Punjab and was later completely abandoned in 1610. Today, it consists of a cluster of monuments- forts, stables, mosques etc., Buland Darwaza or the "Door of victory", is one of the main attractions here, which was the highest gateway in the world and this whole place is an example of Mughal architecture. It displays sophistication and h

Patna Bird Sanctuary

Patna Bird Sanctuary

48.49km from Agra Fort

Patna Bird Sanctuary is a protected area in Uttar Pradesh's Etah district encompassing a lentic lake that is an important wintering ground for migrating birds. It was founded in 1991 and covers an area of 1.09 km2

Government Museum, Mathura

Government Museum, Mathura

48.71km from Agra Fort

Government Museum, Mathura commonly referred as the Mathura museum is an archaeological museum in Mathura city of Uttar Pradesh state in India. The museum was founded by then collector of the Mathura district, Sir F. S. Growse in 1874. Initially, it was known as Curzon Museum of Archaeology, then Archaeology Museum, Mathura, and finally changed to the Government Museum, Mathura.

Keoladeo National Park

Keoladeo National Park

49.31km from Agra Fort

This is a famous avifauna sanctuary that hosts thousands of birds, especially during the winter season. Over 230 species of birds are known to be resident. It is also a major tourist center with scores of ornithologists arriving here in the hibernal season.

Shri Krishna Janmasthan Temple, Mathura

The Krishna Janmasthan Temple Complex is a group of Hindu temples in Mallapura, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, India. These temples are built around the place where major Hindu deity Krishna is said to have been born. The place holds religious significance since the 6th century BC

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Nithin Mathew

Nithin Mathew

2019-04-05

Huge fort with tall towers and moats. Reach early if you want to avoid the crowd. There is a small mosque, a well, and many other structures within the fort that makes it very attractive to visit.
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Sanjay Bhaskar

Sanjay Bhaskar

2017-09-23

The home of the Mughals. Where they lived and from where ruled the Mughal empire.
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Ashwin Ram

2017-12-03

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