Agra Fort, also called the Red Fort, was established by the Mughal emperor Akbar and during his reign served as the both a military base and a royal residence. Later when the Mughal capital was in Agra, the fortress was the seat of government.
Among the major attractions in the fort are Jahāngīr’s Palace, the Pearl Mosque, the Hall of Private Audience, the famous Peacock Throne, the splendid Palace of Mirrors inlaid with thousands of small mirrors, and Musamman Burj–a large, octagonal tower with a balcony facing the Taj Mahal.
Agra Fort is admired for its rigor and solidity and its magnificent geometric arranged lush gardens—the Anguri Bagh. The ideal time for visiting Agra Fort is during winter season between October and March. The weather is most comfortable. In addition, you can visit some festivals such as Taj Mahotsav (arts and crafts from February, 18-27) and Sharadotsav (cultural festival, October).