India - Agra Fort

"Near the gardens of the Taj Mahal stands the important 16th-century Mughal monument known as the Red Fort of Agra. This powerful fortress of red sandstone encompasses, within its 2.5-km-long enclosure walls, the imperial city of the Mughal rulers. It comprises many fairy-tale palaces, such as the Jahangir Palace and the Khas Mahal, built by Shah Jahan; audience halls, such as the Diwan-i-Khas; and two very beautiful mosques.” Source: UNESCO World Heritage

Postcard 1
Agra Fort, Agra. Thanks to Claus of Germany.




Postcard 2
A multi-view postcard showing Agra Fort at the top right corner. Thanks to Maha for sending from Agra, India.




Postcard 3
Visited Agra Fort which overlooks Taj Mahal. Shah Jahan was imprisoned in Agra Fort by his son in the last few years of life. Shah Jahan watched from the Agra Fort from a distance the massive ongoing construction of Taj Mahal built in memory of his beloved wife. Mailed this postcard with a Agra Fort stamp from Agra in November 2016.

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