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Shah Burj, Agra

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Looking out over the Taj Mahal, Shah Burj offers some of the best views of the iconic monument. Elaborately decorated and engraved with precious stones, this octagonal 17th-century tower topped with a marble dome was commissioned by Shah Jahan for his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It is believed that the Shah spent his last years imprisoned in this tower, gazing out through the ornamental niches intended for the ladies of the court. Notice the carved fountain in the center of the entrance hall. Arrange to visit Shah Burj and other attractions in Agra using our Agra holiday planning tool .
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  • Shah Burj is one of the monuments that Shah Jahan has built for his wife Mumtaz Mahal. It is an octagonal tower located near the Duwan e Khas in Agra Fort. It is also known as Musamman Burj. This magn...  more »
  • Shah burj is very unique. I have seen many old fortresses like this in Agra but this is something different. This is amazing. It is said that here Shahjah passed on the last day of his life. Must visi...  more »
  • This place is a pavilion with a dome-roofed Tower markers remain subjected to one corner in the Agra Fort. The view from this point is very spectacular. Make a taste for the eyes and mind. If you visit Agra Fort do not forget to search for this place.
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