Things to see / do in Agra Fort ,Uttar Pradesh , India

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Jehangiri Mahal : This is the first prominent building as one come into through the Amar Singh Gate and emerges out of the passageway. Positioned north of the gate at the ending of a roomy lawn, the Jahangir’s palace was built by Akbar as a residence for his son Jahangir. The main private residence in the fort, it is a merge of Hindu and Central Asian architectural styles. The Mahal is reached in the course of an impressive gateway and its inner courtyard composed of a two storey facade of gorgeous halls, abundant carvings on stone, heavy brackets elegantly carved with animal and floral motifs, piers and cross beams by means of remnants of the affluent gilded decorations which once enclosed a great deal of the structure. There is a verandah with slim pillars on the eastern front which face the river front. This is the most significant building remaining from Akbars era as his successors demolished quite a lot of of Akbar's red sand structures restoring them with marble one's. To the right of Jahangiri Mahal is a uncomplicated palace of Akbar's favorite queen Jodha Bai.

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Khas Mahal : Built completely of marble by Shah Jahan in 1637, the Khas Mahal or the Private Palace demonstrates distinguishing Islamic Persian features. The enclosed space has three pavilions which overlook the Yamuna, amid a fountain opposite the central pavilion. The central pavilion an roomy edifice, used by the emperor as a resting chamber has three arches on every side, five in front, and two turrets which rise out of the roof. It overlooks the Angoori Bagh / grape garden. The Mahal is edged by two golden (copper) pavilions, one in the midst of white marble and was apparently decorated with gold leaf, whilst the other is made with red stone, which were intended for the important ladies of the harem. The Khaas Mahal provides the most thriving example of painting on a white marble surface. On the three regions of the Grape garden are residential quarters of women.

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