One of the sights inside the Agra Fort is the Sheesh Mahal, which is a masterpiece. Its arches, walls, and ceilings are exquisitely decorated with asymmetrical floral and geometric motifs. It is a breathtaking site and is situated on the western side of the Musamman Burj, an octagonal tower near Diwan-i-Khas. The Mahal's building is a magnificent illustration of how Rajasthani architecture was influenced by Islamic architecture. This regal palace is a beautiful fusion of Rajput and Islamic architecture. The queen was not permitted to lie outside in the open during those times, but she loved to look up at the stars while she slept, which is why this mahal was made of glass. Therefore, the monarch instructed his architects to build a mahal that could address the issue.
Sheesh Mahal was constructed by architects using glass and stones, and at night, the reflection of two candles in the glass gave the entire space the appearance of stars. The King would move from Sukh Niwas to Sheesh Mahal in the winter. The candles' reflection on the mirror glass ceiling keeps the space cosy. The palace has two equally huge halls that are each 11 metres by 6.5 metres in size. A large central archway and two little side tunnels serve as their connecting points. Two doorways and a ventilator were put in the southern wall of these chambers to allow light to get in. Beautiful murals and flowers made of pure glass and priceless stone are etched into the hall's wall and ceiling. The positioning of the ceiling glass is also excellent. Because of this, if someone lights two candles, the reflection would turn that tiny light into thousands of stars, which looks amazing and will give you a sense of the level of building in India at that time. Additionally, both chambers included a marble tank with fountains and fixtures for both hot and cold water. These chambers also had marble doors built to function as steam baths........read more .......read more read less
Inside The Agra Fort Near Muthamman Burj, Agra 282003 India