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Agra Fort

Agra Fort

The Agra Fort is a historical fort city located at Agra and was one of the main residence of emperors of Mughal Dynasty till 1638 after which the capital was shifted to Delhi. It is declared as the UNESCO World heritage site and is about 2.5 Km northwest of Taj Mahal. The era is marked by the invasions and fortifications where the power is symbolized by grandeur not only in terms of forts along with grand palaces but the beauty of the city getting enhanced by the Taj Mahal as well. The mighty towers and the overwhelming facades not only look awe-inspiring but instill fear in the mind as the fort is very stout and was built with red sandstone.

The first known details show that it was built by Lodhi dynasty and the last ruler were British empire.The city which has been part of the folklore and the “Agra Fort” is also known as Lal-Quila is one of the highlight of the city of Agra and the structures built are not only a sign of prowess which reminds of the Mughal era when the country saw unprecedented growth in terms of economic growth and was united under one supreme power of the Mughals.

Agra fort is a UNESCO World Heritage site. This fort history starts from 1080 AD. Agra city as capital was first time started by Sikandar Lodi in 1488. It was main administration and residence building of the Mughal empire period from 1526 to 1857. It is just 2.5 KM distance from Taj Mahal (7th wonder of the world).

Nearest other Tourists Attractions: Taj Mahal, Itmad-ud-Daulah's Tomb, Akbar's Tomb, Sikandra Fort, Jodha Bai ka Rauza and Mehtab Bagh, Fatehpur Sikri (40.0 KM) and Keoladeo National Park(Bharatpur) (58.0 KM) etc.

Nearest Accommodations: Budget Hotels: Natraj Paying Guest House & Restaurant (099274 45638), Hotel Sidhartha (097194 56998), Hotel Daawat Palace (0562 406 2103), Hotel Sai Palace (099176 03367), Hotel Taj Khema (0562 233 0140), Aryans Taj Resort (097190 03853), , Hotel Taj Resorts (078300 50001), Hotel Bhoomi Residency (0562 223 2101), Hotel Crimson palace (0562 223 1701), Hotel Crystal Inn (093686 58225), Hotel Pushp Villa (0562 233 4301), Hotel Panna Paradise (0562 406 0715)

Luxury Hotels: Radisson Blu Hotel Agra (0562 233 5555), Trident Agra (0562 223 5000), Hotel The Taj Vilas (0562 233 4466), Hotel Utkarsh Vilas (098370 01210), Orient Taj (0562 223 7000), Courtyard by Marriott Agra (0562 662 7777), Jaypee Palace Hotel (0562 233 0800)

Super Luxury Hotel: The Oberoi Amarvilas (0562 223 1515)

Weather Temperature:-

Months Temp. Jan Feb March April May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Average Low (℃) 8.0 10.4 15.9 22.3 26.4 28.5 26.8 25.8 24.4 19.9 13.7 9.1
Average High (℃) 22.3 25.2 32.0 38.5 41.6 40.7 35.2 33.7 34.4 34.3 29.7 24.0

Visit Information:-

Location: Agra, Uttar Pradesh

Address: Agra Fort, Rakabganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282003

UNESCO World Heritage Site Listed: from 1983

Open: Every Days

Visit Timings: 6.00 am to 7.00 pm

Official Website: https://agrafort.gov.in

Contact Numbers: 0522-2308916, 0522-2308017

Entry Fee (Ticket Price):

Rs.40 :Indian

Rs.550 :foreigner

Rs.80 :Citizens of SAARC and BIMSTEC Countries (Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Afghanistan & Thailand)

FREE Child (Under 15 years from all over world)

Online Ticket Booking: https://www.asi.nic.in

Distance From:-

IGI Delhi Airport: 227.0 K.M.

Agra Airport: 11.3 K.M.

Agra Cantt. RLY Station: 5.5 K.M.