- Type: Castles/Palaces, Monuments and Memorials, Sightseeing
- Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
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Just northwest of the Taj Mahal, this formidable fortress rests on the west bank of the Yamuna River on the edge of central Agra. About a century older than its more recognized neighbor, Agra Fort boasts impressive red sandstone turrets and gates. Several rulers made their mark on this site while they lived behind its towering walls. You'll find a mix of architectural styles, which only adds to fort's beauty. You can spend hours touring the many pavilions, palace chambers, and towers. One TripAdvisor user says, "The place is huge and very very spaced out. Put on your good walking shoes if you want to take in the best of the place."
Another UNESCO World Heritage Site, Agra Fort is open from sunrise to sunset every day. Admission for foreign tourists is 520 INR (about $9.50 USD). For more information, consult the the city of Agra's official website.