Photographs by Kriti Mamgain.

It all began a few centuries ago, in 1565, when Emperor Akbar decided to cast a spell on humankind of the coming centuries and gave birth to the Agra Fort, also known as ‘Lal – Quila’, ‘Fort Rogue’ and ‘Qila – E – Akbari’. But this fort is not a magnificent representation of just his generation, it is a representation of monumental creativity of a few generations after him, for Shah Jahan (his grandson) added to this incredible fort by adding white marble to the structure, typical Shah Jahan!

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It served both as a castle and as a prison to the Mughal emperors, the latter being at the time Shah Jahan was imprisoned in it by Aurangzeb, his son, when he seized power in 1658.

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While the world is enamoured by the Taj Mahal while visiting, talking and/or thinking about Agra, the Agra Fort possesses the power to cast a time travel spell on you if you give it a chance. Not only is it a heritage site, it also poses a big question on our technology and our structures because many centuries have failed to corrode it; it still stands strong, while ours deem rather delicate.

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View of Taj Mahal from Agra Fort

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I decided to visit this marvel in red in a lavender grey wrap sweater with black leggings and black combat boots. I carried my go-to brown satchel with it, added some red lip colour and completed the look with winged eyeliner for a wintery day back in time.

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Also, I had wished that I get to travel more this year, and my first post this year is from Agra, so I feel both blessed and grateful. If you like this post, or want to share something, please don’t hesitate to give your feedback in the comments below…Happy 2016!

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And finally me, at the end of the day after I took off all my makeup…