Red Fort Agra:
Agra fort is the part of UNESCO's world heritage buildings. It covered large area in Agra at the bank of river Yamuna and 2.5 kilometer far from world famous historical building Taj Mahal. Red Fort is also known with Lal Kila, Agra fort and Red Fort names.
Agra Red Fort has good story in Indian history. It came to know in year 1080 A.D. in India's history. In starting Chauhan Rajputs were the owner of this fort and it was made of bricks. It was captured by Ghazni and later Sikandar Lodhi, Ibrahim Lodhi, Mughal Emperor Babur, Humayun, Akbar, Jehangir, Shah Jahan and Aurangzeb were lived in this fort. At Akbar time it was in ruined condition and rebuilds with red stones by Akbar. 1444000 builders worked on it for eight years, completing it in 1573 and current look build under the grandson of Akbar, named Shah Jahan.
Architecture: Agra fort architecture is very famous and looking great. It has won Aga Khan Award for Architecture in the year 2004. The fort has a semi-circular plan, its chord lying parallel to the river. Its walls are seventy feet high. Four gates were provided on its four sides, one Khizri gate" opening on to the river and other important gates are Delhi Gate and Lahore Gate (Some times it known as Amar Singh Gate).
Delhi Gate in Agra Fort: it is one of the important gates of the Red fort. It opens in the city. There is one other inner gate at entrance to Delhi Gate. It is know as Hathi Pol (Elephant Gate). There are two real elephant sized statue with their riders. This gate is using Indian Army. It is not open for public visit.
Lahore Gate in Agra Fort: it opens in the side of Lahore mean in west. So it is called Lahore gate and it is open for tourists' entrance. Akbar Gate: it is also known as Akbar Darwazza and it was renamed by Amar Singh Gate at the time of Jahangir. It was made with Redstone and architecture of this gate is also similar to Delhi Gate.
Other important Buildings in Red Fort: Abul Fazal mentioned that there were around five hundred beautiful buildings in Bengal and Gujarat designs. Some of these buildings have been demolished by Mughal emperors and some by British for their profits. Some buildings are still in seen. These buildings are as follows.
1. Khas Mahal
2. Jehangiri Mahal
3. Golden Pavilions
4. Musamman Burj
5. Mina Masjid
6. Nagina Masjid
7. Sheesh Mahal
8. Rang Mahal and other good buildings