- Type: Castles, Palaces & Historic Buildings
NileGuide Expert tip:
While you are visiting the Deewaan-e-khas (inner court), look out of the window. In place of the busy road you see was the river Yamuna. The emperor used to sit at his balcony and watch the ebb and flow of the water almost every evening.
- This was emperor Shah Jahan's residence, a fort of unimaginable magnitude. Built in 1648 along the banks of the Yamuna river, it is constructed in the reddest of sandstones, and extends upto two kilometres horizontally. Before 1857, the fort was a small city in itself and was home to over 3000 people. Today, it daily welcomes thousands of tourists. Only a part of the full area is accessible to public, the rest is the territory of the Indian army. The daily sound and light show in the evenings is very popular with the visitors and is a must-see. Admmission: Rs. 5 for Indians and Rs. 100 for foreigners.
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