Renowned for its magnificent architecture and sitting just a mile and a half away from its more famous sister monument, the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort is an architectural marvel with a history that dates back to the power of the Mughal Empire in India. The fort is located within the city walls of Agra and was built by Emperor Akbar as a military base for his rising empire. Made of sandstone and marble, Agra Fort towers above the city of Agra. Reflecting both the strength and splendour of the Mughal dynasty, it symbolizes their domination over India for three centuries. As you wander around the ghostly halls,
keep an eye out for reminders of the 1857 battle of Agra that inspired Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's second Sherlock Holmes mystery, The Sign of the Four. The architecture is another beautiful example of Akbar's signature Islamic and Hindu fused style. Join a private guide to explore the fort and learn more about its history, architecture and significance to India's cultural heritage. The most famous part of the fort is its intricate sandstone and marble Diwan-e-Khas (Hall of Private Audience), where Akbar received visitors.

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