|Our next stop
was Agra Fort, not far from the Taj. This was the Mughal
emperors' seat of government when the capital of India was in
Agra. Built of red sandstone by Sharjahan's father, the same
material used for Red Fort and Qutb Minar. Sharjahan, as shown by
the Taj, preferred white marble. When he was emperor, he covered
many areas of Agra Fort in white plaster to mimic white marble.
The fort contains Persian, Mughal, Hindi, and Christian architecture
because the emperor who built it had 4 wives one from each of those
It also contains characters like the one to the left (the blue one).
There was no
shortage of people dressed up in some costume or another waiting to
have their picture taken.