Agra Fort, UP, India, Feb 2010
The Agra Fort (Hindi: आगरा क़िला, Urdu: آگرہ قلعہ) located in the city of Agra, Uttar Pradesh (UP) state of India is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The fort is also popularly known as the Lal Qila (Red Fort) of Agra (there is one in Delhi as well). Agra Fort is about 2.5 km northwest of the Taj Mahal. Although a fort it can be more accurately described as a walled palatial city and it holds a very important part in the history of pre-independence India. Mugals, Humayun, Akbar, Jehangir, Shah Jahan and Aurangzeb lived here and the country was governed from here. It contained the largest state treasury and mint. It was visited by foreign ambassadors, travelers and the highest dignitaries who participated in the making of history in India.Read More
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