India: Agra Fort

Agra Fort is a monument, located in Agra, India. It is about 2.5 km northwest of its more famous sister monument, the Taj Mahal. The fort can be more accurately described as a walled city. After the First Battle of Panipat, in 1526 Mughals captured the fort and a vast treasure – which included a diamond later known as the Koh-i-Noor diamond – was seized.  Babur stayed in the fort in the palace of Ibrahim and built a baoli (step well) in it. The emperor Humayun was crowned here in 1530. He was defeated in Bilgram in 1540. Sher Shah and his descendants held the fort for fifteen years. In 1555, Humayun  recaptured it for some time when the Hindu king Hem Chandra Vikramaditya defeated his army and captured the fort. Akbar defeated the Hindu King Hemu Chanda finally at the Second Battle of Paipat in 1556. (Thanks to Wikipedia)

P.S.  I have been sick for the past two days, probably with the flu.  Thank goodness for hubby, who cleaned the toilet and floor, and even ordered a wheel chair for me.  We are on our way home, but my pictorial journal is far from finished.  More later.

That’s David in the foreground.

That’s Victor, our local tour guide.

8 Responses to “India: Agra Fort”

  1. Christine Says:

    wonderful architecture. David did so well on this trip! Hope you feel better soon Gigi!

  2. Grannymar Says:

    How awful ti end the trip with being ill. I hope you recover quickly and have a trouble free journey home.

  3. L from W Says:

    So beautiful architecture. Hope what you had was not dengue.

  4. DrumMajor Says:

    So much fine carving in the buildings! You’ve earned your architecture degree. Hope you feel better quickly; you got your flu shot, right? Both of you be sure and walk, stand, or march in place during and around your plane flights back. DrumMajor

  5. NRIGirl Says:

    Welcome back home! Feel better soon.

  6. Jeanie Says:

    Your pictures are beautiful. You certainly did your research on the places you visited. I hope the trip home goes well and that you are feeling well by now.

  7. SchmidleysScribbling Says:

    Sorry to hear you are sick. How miserable. Good hubby cleans up after sick wife. David has done this for me also, one time after I had passed out completly. Dianne

  8. Suzanne Says:

    Hope you feel better soon. Great pics.

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