Agra Fort



CountryIndia
UNESCO RegionAsia and the Pacific
LocationUttar Pradesh, Agra District
CoordinatesN27 10 60 E78 1 60
Inscription Date1983
Type of HeritageCultural
CriteriaTo bear a unique or at least exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared
All ThreatsManagement systems/ management plan
All ThreatsGround transport infrastructure
All ThreatsWater rain/water table
All ThreatsCommercial development
All ThreatsHousing
All ThreatsEffects arising from use of transportation infrastructure
All ThreatsFinancial resources
All ThreatsAir pollution
Unesco Reference Number251
URLhttp://whc.unesco.org/en/list/251
State of Conservation Reporthttp://whc.unesco.org/en/soc/?action=list&id_site=251
DescriptionNear the gardens of the Taj Mahal stands the important 16th-century Mughal monument known as the Red Fort of Agra. This powerful fortress of red sandstone encompasses, within its 2.5-km-long enclosure walls, the imperial city of the Mughal rulers. It comprises many fairy-tale palaces, such as the Jahangir Palace and the Khas Mahal, built by Shah Jahan; audience halls, such as the Diwan-i-Khas; and two very beautiful mosques.
StatusWorld Heritage Site