Agra is perhaps the most famous city of India, because of the famous Taj Mahal which can be found right in the city centre. But the white marble wonder of the world is not the only highlight in Agra. Also the sandstone Fort of Agra is an attraction. Just a few steps away from the Taj Mahal on the edge of the city you will find this impressive Mongolian structure.
The fort is on the UNESCO World Heritage site and has a fortified wall of 2,5 kilometres long. Because of its colour, it is also know as the “red fort”. Between 1565 and 1573 it was built by the Mogul emperor Akbar, from a now defunct Islamic civilization that was in power for more than 300 years in this region. The empire, which almost completely covered the Indian subcontinent was controlled for years from this fort after the emperor moved the capital from Delhi to Agra.