Red Fort of Agra

The Red Fort of Agra is an immense fortress-palace and was the seat of government of the Mughal Empire for much of its existence.  It sits not far from the Taj Mahal, near the banks of the Yamuna river.

Famously, it also served as the prison of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, imprisoned there by his own son Aurangzeb, the last of the Great Mughals.  The old Shah Jahan would stare out of the palace window towards the Taj Mahal, which he had ordered built in memory of his wife Murg Mumtaz.






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