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    Agra's Red Fort - Great Attractions (Agra, India)

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    Take a tour of Agra's Red Fort in Agra, India – part of the World’s Greatest Attractions travel video series by GeoBeats.

    Agra, India is a wonderful city, known for the Taj Mahal and its sister monument, the Red Fort.

    This structure was rebuilt in 1573 from an old brick fort, which had been left to ruin.

    The red color of the fort comes from the sandstone faces over the brick core.
    The entire fort is surrounded by high walls and decorated with intricate carvings and designs.

    The Red Fort is as much a piece of art as it is a self-protected fortification.
    Legend holds that the patron of this fort, responsible for its present appearance, was imprisoned here in a tower which looks out onto the Taj Mahal, which he built for his beloved wife.