Agra Fort

Nestled on the banks of Yamuna River, Agra Fort is also known as Red Fort of Agra because it is built of red sandstone. It looks like having a circular shape when viewed from the above. The fort was built under the reign of one of the greatest Mughal Emperors, Akbar. There are several buildings inside this sprawling fort that depict the assimilation of different architectural styles. Some of the monuments within the fort include Jahangir Mahal, Khas Mahal, Musamman Burj, Diwan-I-Khas and Diwan-I-Aam.

Agra Fort is situated just 2.5 km away from the world famous Taj Mahal and can be called as a walled city. It encompasses a radius of 3 km and is bordered by 70 feet tall wall. The fort has four gates, out of which the Lahore gate and the Delhi gate are most prominent. Notably, the Red Fort was the main residence of the Mughal dynasty emperors until 1638. However, it lost its importance as the main residence of the Mughal dynasty shifted to Delhi from Agra. It can be considered as a symbol of power and resilience.

# Agra Fort opening timings are 6 am to 6 pm. You can confirm the timings before visiting the historic site.
Additional Info:The city of Agra is full of tourist attractions other than the Taj Mahal. Some other tourist places in Agra to pay a visit to are Jehangir Mahal, Akbar’s Tomb, Mehtab Bagh, and Moti Masjid.

# The banks of River Yamuna is the location of Agra Fort some 2.5 km northwest of Taj Mahal.
Additional Info:A few hotels near Agra Fort are Hotel Lal’s Inn, Hotel Metro, Hotel Shalimar, Hotel River View. The Agra Fort address is Agra Fort, Rakabganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282003.

# The ticket price for Agra Fort for Indians is Rs 30 and for foreign tourists, it is priced at Rs 500. The entry fee for SAARC and BIMSTEC tourists is Rs 30 each.
Additional Info: Apart from admiring the beauty of the various monuments belonging to the Mughal era, there are other things to do in Agra like taking a heritage walk, trying a kathi roll at Mama Chicken, shopping for marble works at Subhash Emporium or checking out ethnic wear at Sadar or Kinari Bazaar.

# You can now buy tickets for Agra Fort online from Yatra.com. Easily book tickets online for historical monuments across the country on India’s leading travel website - Yatra.com. Getting your entry ticket was never this easy. Go to the website today and browse through the list of museums and historical sites to check their ticket price.


Did You Know?

* The design of the Agra Fort is inspired from a fort built in 1500 by Raja Man Singh Tomar of Gwalior.

* The fort has images of living creatures like birds carved on its walls unlike most of the Islamic structures where there are no depictions of living beings.

About Agra Fort

Nestled on the banks of Yamuna River, Agra Fort is also known as Red Fort of Agra because it is built of red sandstone. It looks like having a circular shape when viewed from the above. The fort was built under the reign of one of the greatest Mughal Emperors, Akbar. There are several buildings inside this sprawling fort that depict the assimilation of different architectural styles. Some of the monuments within the fort include Jahangir Mahal, Khas Mahal, Musamman Burj, Diwan-I-Khas and Diwan-I-Aam.

Agra Fort is situated just 2.5 km away from the world famous Taj Mahal and can be called as a walled city. It encompasses a radius of 3 km and is bordered by 70 feet tall wall. The fort has four gates, out of which the Lahore gate and the Delhi gate are most prominent. Notably, the Red Fort was the main residence of the Mughal dynasty emperors until 1638. However, it lost its importance as the main residence of the Mughal dynasty shifted to Delhi from Agra. It can be considered as a symbol of power and resilience.

# Agra Fort opening timings are 6 am to 6 pm. You can confirm the timings before visiting the historic site.
Additional Info:The city of Agra is full of tourist attractions other than the Taj Mahal. Some other tourist places in Agra to pay a visit to are Jehangir Mahal, Akbar’s Tomb, Mehtab Bagh, and Moti Masjid.

# The banks of River Yamuna is the location of Agra Fort some 2.5 km northwest of Taj Mahal.
Additional Info:A few hotels near Agra Fort are Hotel Lal’s Inn, Hotel Metro, Hotel Shalimar, Hotel River View. The Agra Fort address is Agra Fort, Rakabganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282003.

# The ticket price for Agra Fort for Indians is Rs 30 and for foreign tourists, it is priced at Rs 500. The entry fee for SAARC and BIMSTEC tourists is Rs 30 each.
Additional Info: Apart from admiring the beauty of the various monuments belonging to the Mughal era, there are other things to do in Agra like taking a heritage walk, trying a kathi roll at Mama Chicken, shopping for marble works at Subhash Emporium or checking out ethnic wear at Sadar or Kinari Bazaar.

# You can now buy tickets for Agra Fort online from Yatra.com. Easily book tickets online for historical monuments across the country on India’s leading travel website - Yatra.com. Getting your entry ticket was never this easy. Go to the website today and browse through the list of museums and historical sites to check their ticket price.


Did You Know?

* The design of the Agra Fort is inspired from a fort built in 1500 by Raja Man Singh Tomar of Gwalior.

* The fort has images of living creatures like birds carved on its walls unlike most of the Islamic structures where there are no depictions of living beings.

Outstanding Universal Value

Designed and built in about 1565 A.D. by the great Mughal Emperor, Akbar, Agra Fort was initially a military establishment. Later on, some of the additions were made by Akbar’s successors. Around 4,000 builders worked daily for eight years to complete its construction in 1573. Notably, the coronation of Emperor Humayun took place inside the fort. There are several edifices and subterranean apartments inside the Agra Fort. According to the historians, the entire fort is interconnected through tunnels. Agra became a significant centre of Mughal Empire after the battle of Panipat in 1526.

Monument Information

Address

Agra Fort, Rakabganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282003

How To Reach

  • Nearest Airport :Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Airport
  • Nearest Railway Station :Agra Fort Railway Station
  • Nearest Bus Station : Idgah Bus Stand

Opening Hours

  • Opening Time : 06:00:00 am
  • Closing Time :06:00:00 pm

Weather

  • Monsoon : Maximum : 32 °C, Minimum : 24°C.

    Summer : Maximum : 46 °C, Minimum : 25 °C.

    Winter : Maximum : 14 °C, Minimum : 08 °C.

    Recommended Season to Visit : Winter Season (October to March)

Facilities available At the Monument

  • Signages
  • Drinking Water Facility
  • Toilets for Ladies & Gentleman
  • Benches
  • Visitor circulation pathways
  • Car Parking Facillity
  • Brochure/ guidebook
  • Publication counter
  • Ramps and wheel chairs
  • Short film/ Documentary
  • CCTV

Accommodation near the monument

Contact Details

  • Dr. Bhuvan Vikrama
  • Phone: 91-562-2227261/62(T-f), 2227263
  • E-mail: circleagr.asi@gmail.com

Museums near monument

Ticket Information

Terms & Conditions

  • The e-ticket is not transferable.
  • Entry Fee is not refundable.
  • E-ticket cancellations are not permitted.
  • The Monument is open for visitors between sunrise and sunset.
  • Visitor shall be required to show photo identity proof in original at the entry to the monument.
  • Edibles are not allowed inside the monument.
  • Inflammable/dangerous/explosive articles are not allowed.
INDIAN Visitor:
Total ₹ 35
₹ 35 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
FOREIGNER Visitor:
Total ₹ 550
₹ 550 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
SAARC Visitor:
Total ₹ 35
₹ 35 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
BIMSTEC Visitor:
Total ₹ 35
₹ 35 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax