An UNESCO World Heritage monument the Agra Fort is located near the garden of the Taj Mahal. Built by the 3 rd Mughal Emperor, Akbar in 1565, this powerful fortress of red sandstone has a 2.5-km-long enclosure wall. The massive walls are 20 feet high and the whole fort is encircled by a fusty moat. The Amar Singh gate towards the south is the only entry point to the fort.
It is situated in the imperial city of the Mughal rulers. It comprises many fairy-tale palaces, such as the Jahangir Palace , the Golden Pavilion, Moti Masjid (Pear Mosque) Diwan-e-am, Octagonal Tower , Machchi Bhawan, Musamman Burj, etc.
The fifth Mughal Emperor Shahajahan, grandson of Akbar added the Audience Hall , Diwan - e-Khas , and two very beautiful mosques.