Walking through this amazing collection of beautiful buildings I felt very much the sense of what it would have been like to be living there at the time. Its location optimum, its vantage point over the surrounding land perfect, its attention to detail unparalleled. It started out way back in 1080 as a fortress and was rebuilt in the red sandstone by Akbar in the 1570s. His grandson Shah Jahan embellished its buildings with fine marble ones and it was used as a palace before it became the place of his incarceration. He was imprisoned there by his son Aurangzeb.Agra Fort played a part in the 1857 uprising and if you want to read a first hand account of those times pick up "1857" the account of two Brahmin itinerant beggars who were caught up in the fighting.