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Home>>North India>>Uttar-Pradesh>>Historical>>Jehangir Palace

Jehangir Palace

Jehangir Palace

Jehangir Palace, Jehangir Palace travel, Jehangir Palace tourism, Jehangir Palace Historical Place, travel to JehangirLocation : Agra (Uttar Pradesh)
Built By : Akbar
Built For : Jehangir
Main Attraction : Khas Mahal


This was built by Akbar for his preferred son Jehangir to provide him with the soothe and luxury inside the fort. This palace displays an outstanding combination of Hindu and Muslim architecture. Inside the fort there are places like the private room for Shah Jahan, Khas Mahal. The room inlaid with mirrors called the Shish Mahal and was used as a dressing room by the harem.

The Anguri Bagh or the grape garden was a small formal Moghal garden. The Hauz-i-Jehangri is a huge bowl which is carved out of a single stone and is kept just outside the Jehangir palace.

The Amar Singh gate is the place where the Maharaja of Jodhpur in a bid to escape from the fort ran his horse over the fort wall. The stone statue of the horse has immortalized the loyal horse.

Later the palace was used by Jahangir's queen Noorjahan,the Light of the World. Jahangir was very found of wine as well as his queen whom he adored even more. The love of wine interfered in the day do day running of the Government.

Jehangir Palace, Jehangir Palace travel, Jehangir Palace tourism, Jehangir Palace Historical Place, travel to JehangirTo help him out in administering imperial justice, Noorjahan sat with her husband to advise him in taking decisions. She was an iron lady and never tolerated opposition. Those who came in her way ended mysteriously in the Yamuna River.

This is the most important building remaining from Akbars period as his successors demolished several of Akbar's red sand structures replacing them with marble one's. To the right of Jahangiri Mahal is a simple palace of Akbar's favourite queen Jodha Bai.

 

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