Agra Fort Information:

Agra fort is a World Heritage Sites in India. This fort is located in Agra city of Uttar Pradesh state of India. The world famous monument Taj Mahal is present in its approximately 2.5 kilometers north-west. This is the most important fort of India. The Mughal emperors Babur, Humayun, Akbar, Jahangir, Shah Jahan and Aurangzeb used to be here, and from here they used to rule all over India. It was the highest treasure, property and mint in the state. Here the foreign ambassadors, travellers and high-ranking people were known to come, who created history of India.

Agra Fort History:

Talk about its history, after the first battle of Panipat in 1526, the winner Babar stayed in this fort and in 1530 Humayun started living as a king in this fort. In 1540, Humayun defeated by Sher Shah Suri in the battle of Bilgram. After this, till 1555, the fort remained with Suri until Humayun won it again. General of Adil Shah Suri re-captured Agra in 1556, and he defeated Akbar’s army in the battle of Tughlaqabad on October 7, 1555, decisively defeating the King. In the end time of Shah Jahan’s son Aurangzeb captured his father in this fort. This fort became a battleground during the first Indian independence war of 1857. After which the British East India Company’s rule ended with India, and there was a straight rule of Britain for almost a century.

Quick info about Agra Fort (Lal Quila):

Place Agra, Uttar Pradesh (India)
Established 1565-1573
Architecture Islamic
Build By Akbar

Important Facts about Agra Fort:

  1. Agra Fort became the World Heritage Sites in 1984.
  2. The Agra Vastu award was given to the Agra fort for the year 2004.
  3. There was more than 1,444,000 builders worked on it daily for eight years, to completing it in 1573.
  4. Sikandar Lodhi was the first Delhi Sultan who shifted his headquarters to Agra Fort and ruled from there. He gave it a magnitude of “second capital”.
  5. It’s said famous Kohinoor diamond was the property of this fort.
  6. This fort became a battleground during the first Indian independence war of 1857. After which the British East India Company’s rule ended with India.
  7. Agra Fort also appears on the pages of Sherlock Holmes stories. In “The Sign of the Four” episode, you can’t miss this fort.
  8. Shah Jahan had a knack of building things with white marble. He rebuilt some of the structures in Agra Fort too. Hence, this is how the modern Agra Fort acquires its beauty.
  9. The Khas Mahal of the Agra Fort was the model for the Diwan-i-Khas at the Red Fort in Delhi
  10. A large part of the Agra Fort was converted into army barracks by the British which are not accessible to the public.
List of Indian States, and information like their capital, language of state and year of establishment.
StatesCapitalLanguagesYear of Establishment
Andhra PradeshHyderabadTelugu and Urdu1951
Arunachal PradeshItanagerMiji, Apotanji, Merdukpen, Tagin,Adi, Honpa, Bangini-Nishi1972
GoaPanajiMarathi and Konkani1961
Himachal Pradesh
ShimlaHindi and Pahari1948
AizawlMizo and English1972
Jammu & Kashmir

Srinagar (Summer),Jammu (Winter) Kashmiri,Dogri, Urdu, Ladakhi,Pahari,Punjabi and Dadri1948
Madhya PradeshBhopalHindi1956
MeghalayaShillongKhasi, Jaintia and Garo1970
KohimaAo, Konyak, Angami, Sema and Lotha1963
RajasthanJaipurRajasthani and Hindi1948
SikkimGangtokBhutia, Hindi, Nepali, Lepcha, Limbu1975
Tamil NaduChennaiTamil1688
TripuraAgartalaBengali, Tripuri, Manipuri, Kakborak1956
Uttar PradeshLucknowHindi1937
UttarakhandDehra DunHindi2000
West BengalCalcuttaBengali1947
Union territories:
Andaman & Nicobar1956
National Capital Territory of Delhi2001
Dadra and Nagar Haveli1941
Daman and Diu1987
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