There is no denying that Shah Jahan erected some of India's most exemplary structures, including the Taj Mahal and Jama Masjid. But Akbar will also go down in history as a magnificent builder of enormous monuments. Agra Fort contains several magnificent structures, but this one stands out from the others due to its straightforwardness and honesty. The massive Jahangir Mahal is evidence of this, and it is one of the few original constructions from Akbar's time that has survived almost entire. It is situated along the southern end of the residential axis of the fort facing the river Jamuna to the east. It is a fusion of Islamic and Hindu architectural traditions and is situated on the banks of the River Betwa. The Palace's blatant use of Hindu design and engineering components shows that Akbar valued them despite being a Muslim. The Mahal's massive exterior, with its lotus parapet, carved panels, projecting balconies, brackets, and marble-lined recesses, is one of its main attractions. The interior elevations, which are primarily Hindu but include Islamic elements, are another distinctive feature. On the other hand, the external elevations are predominately Islamic with some Hindu influences.
This lovely Palace has multiple spacious courtyards, more than 100 rooms, balconies, eight exquisite domes, terraces, and porches. The Palace's entrance is highlighted by its Indo-Islamic influence, which includes enormous stone elephants symbolic of welcoming Indian Royalty and blue-tiled walls and artistically carved doors.
The Palace, which has two floors, is particularly impressive in size; it is around 63 metres long from north to south and 78 metres long from east to west. The rooms perfectly illustrate clever engineering because they gain privacy as you travel away from the rooms' light to the courtyard. The idea that the structure was designed as a zenana, or Rani Mahal, for the imperial women, is supported by the organisation of the internal spaces and the construction of its rooms for maximum privacy with comparatively few openings in the external facades. The Hauz-i-Jahangiri was added to the Palace amid several changes made by Jahangir. It is a sizable, round bowl made of one piece of stone, and it was carved to hold fragrant rose water........read more .......read more read less
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