Jahangir Mahal, Agra

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One of the highlights of Agra Fort, Jahangir Mahal was originally built as "zenana"--residential quarters for women in a Hindu family. Dating back to the 16th century, the palace remains an outstanding example of Mughal Architecture, featuring lavish halls decorated with intricate Hindu and Islamic motifs engraved in stone. Look for Hauz-i-Jahangiri in the courtyard--a huge circular basin carved out of a single block of stone, used for keeping fragrant rose water. Make Jahangir Mahal a centerpiece of your Agra vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Agra online day trip planner .
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  • The best example of Indian mongol architecture made by red stone and it is amazing how they solve hot weather with architecture but there is too many beginning kids and people so it’s better to bring ...  more »
  • Its a palace inside that Agra fort. Spend a few minutes here, by all means. The differing styles of architecture of Jahangir and Shah Jahan are clearly visible here. Jahangir preferred red stone, whil...  more »
  • Jahangir's Hauz is a bath basin in front of the Jahangiri Mahal.It is a circular basin carved out of a single block of granite.The hauz is 1.22 m. deep, 2.4 m. in diameter and 7.62 m. in circumference...  more »
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  • The monolithic carved bowl out of Granite rock for mobile bathing purpose called Hauz, now kept in front of Jahangir Mahal . very nice carving, preserved well. this is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Jahangiri Mahal .... one of the most noteworthy building inside the Agra Fort of India. The Mahal was the principal zenana (palace for women belonging to the royal household), and was used mainly by the Rajput wives of Akbar. It is a form of Islamic architecture .... The palace was built by Akbar. It is one of the earliest surviving buildings of Akbar's reign. Jahangir in his memories has clearly mentioned that the buildings were erected by his father Akbar but did not take any credit for the construction of Jahangiri palace or Mahal.... Mughal empress Nur Jahan used this magnificent palace as her residence until her death on 17 December 1645 .....
  • Its a palace inside that Agra fort. Spend a few minutes here, by all means. The differing styles of architecture of Jahangir and Shah Jahan are clearly visible here. Jahangir preferred red stone, while Shah Jahan preferred white (think: Taj Mahal).
  • After entering from main gate(Amar Sing gate) this place is appered. You will seen Nabab Jahangir bathtub made by total sandstone and lots of monkey and squerell in this place and you also feed them. Perfect place for bring little children other wise Its fantastic view point perfect for taking selfies and photos.
  • Good tourist place very beautiful scenery.... The palace was built by the emperor Shah Jahan. It is one of the earliest surviving buildings of Akbar's reign. Jahangir in his memories has clearly mentioned that the buildings were erected by his father Akbar but did not take any credit for the construction of Jahangiri palace or Mahal. Mughal empress Nur Jahan used this magnificent palace as her residence until her death on 17 December 1645 . There is a huge bowl called Hauz-i-Jahangirithat is carved out of a single piece of stone. This was used as a container for fragrant rose water.
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