A Moment in the Agra Fort, India

Enjoy another moment with TenMoreSteps and Travel Tales as they explore the Agra Fort in Agra, India.

Agra Fort, India

Agra, India is home to the both the Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort, both listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Once the imperial residence of the Mughal Dynasty, Agra Fort is more accurately a walled city boasting over ninety-four acres of spaces which sits on the western bank of the Yamuna River, just a little upstream from the world-famous Taj Mahal.

Of significant strategic value throughout history, the fort, with its tall ramparts, was the site of many battles for control of both the river and local province and it was captured and recaptured many times throughout history. The fort was also used to house a British Garrison during their occupation of India and was featured in one of Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes novels ‘The Sign of the Four’

Agra Fort

Today, Agra Fort is open to the public and is worth a visit. Visitors can its walls, residences, and courtyards, taking in the beautiful architecture and wonderful vistas of the river, surrounding city, and the Taj Mahal which is clearly visible about 1500m south-east.

 

The above video was filmed and edited by Travel Tales – Music ‘Vadodora Chill Mix’ by Kevin MacLeod and licensed for use under the Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b…)

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