Places in Agra

Jahangir Mahal

Jahangir’s Palace or the Jahangir Mahal is amongst the most stunning treasures inside the grand Agra Fort. The palace was meant specifically for relaxation of the royal women.  The Janahngir Mahal was predominantly used by the Rajput wives of Emperor Akbar. Acting as a magnificent gateway to some of the most beautiful sights in the fort the palace represents an Indo Islamic style of architecture. The walls and gateways are embedded with elaborate and beautiful carvings of various motifs that represent Rajasthani style of architecture while the verandahs with beautifully slender pillars which face the riverfront beautifully decorated with gold and gems are an example of the Islamic style of art. The Jahangir Mahal is a must visit even if you are on a one day Agra tour

Seesh Mahal and Khas Mahal

Situated right in front of each other are the two most elaborate pieces of Mughal architecture, which were constructed by Jahangir and Shahjahan are Seesh Mahal and Khas Mahal, a must recommendation by any tour guide in Agra. Built with white marble, as the trend was in those days, these two palaces are great examples of the famous jali work and stone work. The Khas Mahal overlooking the famous Angoori Bagh and the Seesh Mahal overlooking the riverfront are a must visit. On either side are the residential quarters for the women.

Panch Mahal

Featuring next on the list of palaces in Agra is the famous Panch Maha.  The Panch Mahal is a five-floored pillared pavilion a beautiful example of Persian architecture.  Each floor has multiple pillars which are beautifully carved and designed in a special way to eliminate heat and keep the compound airy.  The pillars contain beautiful carved designs like floral vase, rosette patterns. The top of the monument is beautifully decorated with stunning square chhatri. this beautiful Palace can be visited on a same day of Agra tour as many others.

Kanch Mahal

Kanch Mahal is yet another beautiful Mughal creation, situated close to emperor Akbar’s Tomb at Sikandra., originally, this palace was used as a Mahal or as the royal  resort for the royal ladies. During the reign of Emperor Jahangir, the monument later served as the royal shikargah or the Hunting Lodge. Built somewhere between 1605 and 1619, the monument is currently in ruins and is currently being managed by the Department of Archaeology. The palace is made up of two floors, which has a grand central hall that is roofed beautifully. Each corner of the palace has four square rooms. The main hall of the palace has octagonal double pillars.

Maryamuzzamani Palace

Fatehpur Sikri, houses some of the most beautiful treasures of the Mughal architecture. one of such treasures is the, Maryamuzzamani Palace. Located in the stunning fort complex of the famous Fatehpur Sikri the Maryamuzzamani Palace is yet another beautiful palace in the Agra region.. The palace was named after the queen Maryamuzzani, she was a Goan and the wife of Emperor Akbar and mother of Emperor Jehangir. The palace has  been the core of Mughal Power and dominance. The palace is beautifully and artistically made with some of the most mesmerizing features of architecture and is now a major tourist destination making it a must visit on an Agra private tour.

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