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Agra Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage site located in Agra, India. The fort is also known as Lal Qila, Fort Rouge and Red Fort of Agra. It is about 2.5 km northwest of its much more famous sister monument, the Taj Mahal. The fort can be more accurately described as a walled palatial city. It is the most important fort in India. The great 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.

Sites and Structures within Agra Fort

Anguri Bagh (Grape Garden) - 85 square, geometrically arranged gardens

Diwan-i-Am (Hall of Public Audience) - was used to speak to the people and listen to petitioners and once housed the Peacock Throne

Diwan-i-Khas (Hall of Private Audience) - was used to receive kings and dignitary, features black throne of Jehangir

Golden Pavilions - beautiful pavilions with roofs shaped like the roofs of Bengali huts

Jahangiri Mahal - built by Akbar for his son Jehangir

Khas Mahal - white marble palace, one of the best examples of painting on marble

Macchi Bhawan (Fish Enclosure) - grand enclosure for harem functions, once had pools and fountains

Mina Masjid (Heavenly Mosque) - private mosque used by mujahara

Moti Masjid (Pearl Mosque) - mosque built for use by members of royal court

Musamman Burj - a large, octagonal tower with a balcony facing the Taj Mahal

Nagina Masjid (Gem Mosque) - mosque designed for the ladies of the court

Naubat Khana (Drum House) - a place where the king's musicians played

Rang Mahal - where the king's wives and mistresses lived

Shahi Burj - Shah Jahan's private work area

Shah Jahani Mahal - Shah Jahan's first attempt at modification of the red sandstone palace

Sheesh Mahal or Shish Mahal (Mirror Palace) - royal dressing room featuring tiny mirror-like glass-mosaic decorations on the walls

Zenana Mina Bazaar (Ladies Bazaar) - right next to the balcony, where only female merchants sold wares

 
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