Agra Fort, Agra (must see)
Under Akbar's reign, 1,444,000 builders worked on the fort for eight years, completing it in 1573. The site is very important in terms of architectural history, as some of the most historically interesting mixings of Hindu and Islamic architecture are found here. Agra Fort is one of five wonders for the Indian civilization.
Why You Should Visit:
If you are visiting Taj Mahal, a visit to Agra Fort is complimentary. What a place! It makes Windsor Castle look small.
It's also nowhere near as busy as the Taj and there's more shade so much more pleasant to explore.
Take a good guide (the ones inside the fort are nicer/cheaper), and take your time to see and understand in deep all you can get from it.
There's lots of walking, however, so bring good walking shoes, hat, drinking water, and a camera.
Consider going early to avoid most of the crowds.
Want to visit this sight? Check out these Self-Guided Walking Tours in Agra. Alternatively, you can download the mobile app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" from Apple App Store or Google Play Store. The app turns your mobile device to a personal tour guide and it works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.
Agra Fort on Map
Walking Tours in Agra, India
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.7 Km or 0.4 Miles
Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.2 Km or 3.9 Miles