The Agra Fort is a magnificent monument built alongside the Yamuna river and stretches almost 2.5 km. The 16th century Mughal monument is a UNESCO World Heritage site located in Agra. It consists of a wall built in red sandstone and several buildings inside. The wall has 2 gates, the Delhi Gate and the Amar Singh Gate. The structure is a beautiful blend of Islamic and Indian architecture.
The Red Fort of Agra, a powerful fortress was founded in 1565 by the Emperor Akbar (1556-1605) The Amar Singh Gate is the main entrance, the Delhi Gate, is now closed.
The fort's main structures include the Khas Mahal, where the emperor slept and the Macchi Bhawan, or fish chamber, laced with fountains, tanks and water channels stocked with fish. The emperor and his courtiers entertained themselves by angling here.
Also within the fort is the marble Nagina Masjid, built by Shah Jahan to house the women of the zenana or harem. The Sheesh Mahal (the Palace of Mirrors) has mirrored walls, which reflected and enhanced the lamplight.