Agra Fort, Another Wonder Beside Taj Mahal

Agra Fort Brief History:

Agra fort is very famous and magnificent. Agra is renowned for glorious monuments. The Agra fort is in the city of Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. The Agra fort is located only one and a half kilometre away from the world-famous wonder Taj mahal. The fort is like a city where we can see the palaces, mosque, towers and more. At first, Hindu King Sikarwar occupied the fort and ruled few years from Agra Fort. Later Sikandar Lodi the ruler of Delhi wanted to rule from the Fort because the Fort was very strong and the Fort walls can protect them from the attacks of the enemies. So he moved to Agra fort and ruled between 1488 to 1517 AD.

Mughals Seized Agra Fort:

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Sikandar Lodi died and his son Ibrahim Lodi came to power and ruled nine years from Agra Fort. But unfortunately, he died in the historic first Panipat war in Haryana with Mughal dynasty founder Babar. Ibrahim Lodi developed Agra Fort, he built many drinking wells and several Palaces. After the First Panipat war, Mughals seized Agra Fort and robbed the great treasures of Fort, among them Koh-i-noor diamond also went into the hands of Mughals.
Babar, Humayun and Sher Shah ruled from the Fort until the Second Panipat war which happened in 1556 AD.

Mughals Ruled From Agra Fort:

During the Mughal rule, the Fort got its reputation. When Akbar came to power, he realized the importance of Agra and its location for the security reasons. So he made the fort his home in 1558 AD. At that time the Fort was completely position and the worn bricks of the fort were falling down. So Akbar decided to rejuvenate the Fort with rebuilding some parts. So the fort rebuilt with the sandstone, that brought from Rajasthan. Nearly 1,444,000 workers worked for eight years to complete the renovation work of Fort. Finally, the present form finished in 1573 AD. Abar ruled his large kingdom from the Fort.

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Shah Jahan And Agra Fort:

When Shah Jahan came to power, he made many changes and added rich culture designs to the Fort. With his efforts, the Fort became magnificent look. We can see these changes till now. Shah Jahan built many renowned monuments in his lifetime. Among them, one is the present world wonder Taj mahal. He built the Taj with white Marble, which has the distinguish feature. He also constructed several palaces with white Marble in the Fort. When Aurangzeb came into power, Shah Jahan imprisoned in the Fort and he died in the Fort. The fort also played a crucial role and center of the First freedom fight of India in 1857. Due to the Struggle British East India company rule ended in India, But British ruled India directly.