Agra Fort, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India (with photos)

Agra Fort, an UNESCO world heritage site in the state of Uttar Pradesh in India is a beautiful monument which is just around 2.5km to another sister monument & one of the wonders of the world as well as an UNESCO world heritage site The Taj Mahal. The Fort is built of red sand stone & the entire area is around 94 acre.




The Fort is said to have initially held by a Hindu Rajput & later the Mughals captured the Fort during the first Battle of Panipat & later on it was maintained by the Mughal Kings.




Getting There:
The convenient way to get to Agra is by Rail. Agra is on the central Railway line & all the trains going from Delhi to other southern parts of the city like Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune, Mysore, Kochi, Trivandrum, ... go via Agra. There are Shatabdi, Rajdhani & other Express trains from Delhi to Agra. More details on the trains can be found in the Indian Railways website.

Agra is also very well connected by road. Its located on the Golden Quadrilateral (NH2) Delhi - Kolkatta route, North South Corridor (NH7) Delhi - Hyderabad - Bengaluru route & also other major National Highways pass thru Agra (NH11 to Jaipur)

Delhi is around 200 km from Agra & Jaipur is around 230 km from Agra. Delhi is well connected by air to all major international cities in the world.




Places of Interest nearby Agra Fort:
* Taj Mahal (2.5 km) - One of the wonders of the world & also an UNESCO world heritage site
* Fatehpur Sikri (36 km) - A beautiful Palace, its also an UNESCO world heritage site


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