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Cultural Heritage Sites
ArrowAgra Fort
ArrowAjanta Caves, Aurangabad
ArrowChampaner Pavagarh
   Archaeological Park, Gujarat
ArrowChurches and Convents of
   Goa
ArrowDarjeeling Himalayan
   Railway, West Bengal
ArrowElephanta Caves near
   Bombay
ArrowEllora Caves, Aurangabad
ArrowFatehpur Sikri near Agra
ArrowGreat Living Chola temples of
  Gangaikondacholapuram
ArrowHampi monuments,
  Karnataka
ArrowHumayun's tomb, Delhi
ArrowKhajuraho Temples, Madhya
   Pradesh
ArrowMahabalipuram near Madras
ArrowMahabodhi temple at
   Bodhgaya, Bihar
ArrowMountain Railways of India
ArrowPattadakal Monuments,
   Karnataka
ArrowQutub Minar, Delhi
ArrowRed Fort, Delhi
ArrowRock shelters of Bhimbetka in
   Madhya Pradesh
ArrowSanchi Stupa near Bhopal
ArrowSun temple at Konark, Orissa
ArrowTaj Mahal, Agra
ArrowVictoria Terminus Railway
   station, Mumbai
Natural Heritage Sites
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Agra Fort, Agra Agra Fort, Agra
Agra Fort is a 16th century Mughal red sandstone fortress. The great Mughals Babur, Humayun, Akbar, Jahangir, Shah Jahan and Aurangzeb lived here, and the country was governed from here. It has massive red walls, with an outline of 2.5 kilometers. Within the walls, palaces, mosques and reception rooms can be found.

The most beautiful parts were added in the 17th century, by Shah Jahan. A lot of its white marble was used for the inside of Agra Fort too. The Agra Fort - the second of the city of Agra's main tourist attractions - was founded in 1565.

The Agra Fort is huge and Its massive sandstone walls rise over 20 meters and 2,5 km in circumference. Inside the fort you find different palaces and semi-palaces, Harem quarters, Halls of Public and Private Audiences and everything else needed to run an Empire in 15th century India. And also the Musamman Burj, were the aging emperor Shah Jahan spent his last years and where he lay on his death bed, gazing at the distant Taj Mahal where his long lost love, Mumtaz Mahal was buried.

Agra Fort, an enormous red sandstone fortress on the bank of Yamuna River in the center of Agra. This fort is not just a military fortress, but also an imperial palace that was a power center of the whole Mogul Empire.