Explore Agra: Agra Beyond Taj Mahal The Tomb of Itmad al Daula

A lesser known heritage site. In Agra most of the Mughal era monuments are located on the banks of the river Yamuna either on the left side or right side (with some exceptions like Sikandara, Tomb of Mariam uz Zamani etc.). This monument is on the left bank or the left side of river Yamuna. … More Explore Agra: Agra Beyond Taj Mahal The Tomb of Itmad al Daula

Explore Agra : Agra Fort – The Gates

Indian forts cannot be imagined without elaborate gates or gateways. Agra Fort or the Red Fort of Agra.

There is a confusion in terms of the number of entrance gates to the fort – some scholars say that there were 4 gates (Delhi Gate, Lahore Gate/Akabari Gate/Amar Singh Gate, Khizri/Water Gate & Darshni Darwaza or gate), but some say that there are only 3 gates (Delhi Gate, Lahore Gate/Akabar Gate/Amar Singh Gate and Khizri/Water Gate) and Darshni Darwaza was not a gateway to enter in the fort.  Read about them here. … More Explore Agra : Agra Fort – The Gates

Explore Agra: Agra Fort, The mosques in Agra Fort

It would be hard to imagine a Mughal Fort without a place of worship, or for that matter any Indian fort without the place of worship. And fort with grandeur and grandiose like that of Agra Fort (or the Red Fort of Agra) without a place of worship is unthinkable.

Yes, Agra Fort is not an exception. It has not one but three worship areas – and interestingly all these have been constructed by the 5th Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. … More Explore Agra: Agra Fort, The mosques in Agra Fort