The Agra Fort has won the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in the year 2004 and India Post has issued a Stamp to commemorate this prestigious award on 28.11.2004.

Agra Fort is among the finest examples of the fusion architecture that has dominated the Mogul period. The assimilation of these different styles has given the buildings within the fort a distinctive look. To name a few, for example, the Jahangir Palace built by Akbar is the most magnificent blend of Persian and local style.

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On the other hand, Divan-e-Aam mixes subtleness of Turkish exteriors with the complex pattern of Persian architecture.

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Other buildings within the premises of Agra Fort either have a mixed style or conform predominantly to the Islamic style.

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However, I was particularly fasinated by the architect´s sophisticated water systems running through walls, ponds, stone floor and God knows where… perfectly blended these features for cooling the palaces down the summer heat into its architectural design…

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