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Red Fort in Agra, Uttar Pradesh

Agra Fort showcases historical culture as Fort was the residence of Mughal Emperors till 1638. Agra Fort is situated in Agra City of Uttar Pradesh. Architects laid the foundation and it was built with bricks in the inner core with sandstone on external surfaces. Approximate 4,000 builders worked on it daily for eight years to complete it in 1573. The great Fort is raised on 380,000 sq. m of vast area and Fort walls are 70 feet high. Four gates were provided on its four sides and one gate open onto River Khizri Gate.

The fort was the site of a battle during the Indian rebellion of 1857. It was recorded that five hundred buildings in the beautiful designs of Bengal and Gujarat were built in the fort. Some of them were demolished by Shahjahan to make way for his white marble palaces. Most of the others were destroyed by the British between 1803 and 1862 for raising barracks. Amongst them hardly thirty Mughal buildings have survived on the south-eastern side, facing the river. Of these, The "Delhi Gate" and the "Lahore Gate." are popular. The monumental Delhi Gate, which faces the city on the western side of the fort, is considered the grandest of the four gates and a masterpiece.


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