Agra Fort, Uttar Pradesh
Regal fort in focus. Agra Fort, Agra, Uttar Pradesh
In the 16th century, when the tales of Mughal emperors were unfolding, the visionary Emperor Akbar commissioned modifications to the Agra Fort. This grand palace of the Mughal dynasty, strategically situated on the bank of the Yamuna River, was home to numerous ruling families. The architectural ensemble within the fort includes notable structures such as the Jahangir Mahal, a palace built for Akbar's son, Jahangir, the Khas Mahal, a private palace for the emperor, and the Diwan-i-Am or Hall of Public Audience. A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1983, the Agra Fort boasts a rich historical and architectural legacy in Uttar Pradesh, making it a must-see destination near another famous monument, the Taj Mahal.