teradesa.com Dominated by red color and carved motifs on the bricks, Agra Fort in India looks solid and solid. The fort is also referred to as Lal Qila or Red Fort.
The span that is about 2.5 km to the northwest of the Taj Mahal is vast. The fort stretches over an area of about 94 hectares almost covering the surrounding buildings. No wonder the fort is also popularly known as the Walled City.
Agra Fort is the most important fort in India. Apart from being a tourist center, the fort, which was founded by Mughal Emperor Akbar III, is used as a repository for state treasures and wealth.
During the royal period, this building became the residence of the Mughal rulers. Babur, Humayun, Akbar, Jehangir, Shah Jahan, and Aurangzeb all lived in the building located on the banks of the Yamun River in the city of Agra in Uttar Pradesh. In the heyday of the empire, it became the administrative center of the Indian state.
Emperor Akbar built the Agra Fort over a period of eight years involving 4,000 manual laborers. Construction began in early 1565 and was completed in 1573. Actually, Emperor Akbar did not build Agra Fort from scratch, the initial construction was carried out by Emperor Humayun. Emperor Akbar only added a few buildings to make it look stronger and more beautiful.