Agra Fort

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
State of Conservation Report
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