Shah Burj is one of the structures in Agra Fort that contributes to its aesthetic appeal. One cannot but experience various feelings while first exploring this edifice and viewing the Taj Mahal from it. One of the many urban legends surrounding this structure is that Shah Jahan, who was imprisoned by his son Aurangzeb, spent his dying days there with his daughter Jahanara Begum. One wonders what he thought as he sat there and peered blankly at his most outstanding achievement. Close to Diwan-i-Khas, Shah Jahan built the marble octagonal tower known as Shah Burj for his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The location of this tower also has a fascinating heritage. Here is where Akbar built the marble palace that Jahangir later tore down. Shah Jahan finally built the Shah Burj between 1630 and 1640 AD. From here, you might be able to see the Taj Mahal in all its glory. It is one of Agra's most magnificent buildings, mesmerizing onlookers with its style, construction, and panoramic vistas. The octagonal Shah Burj, also known as the Musamman Burj, stands close to the Diwan-i-Khas, Shah Jahan's private hall. The Yamuna River is visible from the top of the vast marble tower.
Near Diwan - E - Khas, Agra 282003 India