Jehangir Palace Agra
Agra, Uttar Pradesh.
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Jehangir Palace - Overview
Of course, tourists visit Agra for marvellous Taj Mahal and massive Agra
Fort, but in addition to these, there is a monument called - Jehangir
Palace, which deserves to be visited during your Agra trip. So, when you are
on Agra tour and are exploring the hidden corridors and palaces of Agra
Fort, don't forget to see the magnificent Jehangir Palace.
Believed to be built by Emperor Akbar for his son Jehangir, Jehangir Palace
is the largest private residence in Agra fort. After Akbar's death,
Jehangir occupied the throne, eventually the Palace became his residence.
Jehangir Palace was one of the first constructions within the Agra Fort
where the focus started to shift from purely military to the fort's
later function as a luxurious palace.
Apart from Jehangir Palace, during your Agra Fort expedition you come
across many other picturesque palaces as well. Shah Jahan's Khas Mahal
is a notable palace, which was used as a private palace by the emperor. In
front of the Khas Mahal, you can see the Anguri Bagh or 'Grape Garden'
which was simply a small formal Mughal Garden, that probably never had any
grapevines. Another remarkable palace is Sheesh Mahal (Mirror Palace) which
is believed to be used as the dressing room and its walls are inlaid with
small mirrors. Just in front of the Jehangir Palace is the Hauz- i-
Jehangiri, a huge 'bath tub' carved out of a single block of
Architecture of Jehangir Palace
From architectural point of view, Jehangir Palace is a beautiful blend of
the Hindu and Central Asian styles of architecture - a contrast to the
typical Mughal style which had developed by the time of Shah Jahan. Jehangir
Palace is an interesting structure known mainly for extensive borrowing of
Hindu elements in the architecture. Other remarkable feature on this
magnificent palace is its interior painting work that is a rare piece of the
Bundela School of painting - a unique kind of ornamental painting in
How to Reach
By Air :
Kheria Airport is located at a distance of 8 kms
from the town, which is connected by domestic flights with Delhi, Varanasi,
Khajuraho and other parts of the country. A daily flight of Alliance Air
connects Agra with Varanasi, Khajuraho and Delhi.
By Train :
Agra Cantt. Railway station is the main
railhead of Agra, which is served by various trains from different parts of
India. From Delhi Taj Express, Shatabadi Express run daily to Agra. Apart
from these, several trains run from Delhi/ New Delhi/ Hazrat Nizamuddin
Railway station to Agra.
By Bus :
National and State Highways connect Agra with
important places of Uttar Pradesh and neighbouring states like Rajasthan,
Delhi, Madhya Pradesh etc. From Delhi, buses are available at regular
interval for Agra's Idgah Depot. From the bus terminal, you can take
the rickshaw or auto to reach the Agra Fort.
Places Where You Can Stay
Agra is one of the popular tourist destinations of India, so accommodation
is not at all a problem there. From five star deluxe to cheap budget hotels,
Agra offers everything according to your budget.