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Shah Burj, Agra

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#5 of 17 in Historic Sites in Agra
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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  • This is good place inside the Agra fort and made it well. you can see this as one of nice place to visit.  more »
  • The Shah burj is the octagonal tower overlooking the taj majal. from here the view can see the taj mahal, with the right angle can get photo set in the beautiful taj mahal
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  • This is the place where Shah Jahan was imprisoned and from where he viewed the Taj in his final days.  more »
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