The Red Fort, Agra
Diwan-i-Am with its elegant arches and carved marble columns is an example of pietra dura work.
the elegant marble hall that used as a bed room and drawing room of King Shah Jahan. nearby here is situated pavillions for Princess Janahara and Roshanara.
one of the characteristic of Shah Jahan's style in architecture. it's marble carved roof derived from Bengali hut.
Gorgeaus octogonal tower with an open pavillion. Sha Jahan spent the last 3 years of his life prisioner of his own son.
Jahangiri Mahal is a square palace of red sand. The most amazing thing for me is beams like in the `picture.
Khas Mahal in Agra Red Fort is a white marble palace with lovely painting and ornamental work inside. This important work was built by Shah Jahan in 1636.
Photo's taken along the walls of the fort of the marble palaces beside the walls. The palaces are the Khas Mahal, Mina Masjid and the octagonal Musamman Burj.
The Mughal rulers made announcements and conducted public ceremonies at this hall which has a large garden area before it.
On the banks of the Yamuna- river.
Created by constituent AKBAR in 1565, it count diverse palaces where you can see Hindoe and Moslim Architecture.
Made of white marble and was used by the Prime Minister during the reign of Jahangir. But Shahjahan used to sit on this and eated fishes from Macchi Bhawan, which is situated just below this.
This is the actual room where Shah Jahan was imprisoned. The walls were covered with mirrors, so that he could view the Taj Mahal from every angle.
Also known as the Saman Burj.
The tower was built by Shah Jahan for Mumtaz Mahal, but it was here that Shah Jahan died after seven years imprisonment by his son Aurangzeb.
The Emperor's private palace. The rooms underneath were intende as a cool retreat from the summer heat. The buildings either side were for his two favourite daughters.
The apartments of Shah Jahan at the Amber Fort are inlaid with semi-precious stones like the Taj Mahal, they are truly amazing buildings
Agra Fort, as Taj Mahal, is an important monument of the Mughal era.
Very interesting if you have read a little bit of Indias history.