Jahangir Mahal, Agra, Uttar Pradesh - Wonderful architecture and one of the best sites of Agra


The Jahangir Palacewas the principal “jenana” (for ladies) palaceis the most significant building in the Agra Fort. The palace was built for women belonging to the royal household. The jenana palace was mainly used by the Rajput wives of Akbar. The palace is surrounded by grand halls covered with profuse carvings on stone, heavily fashioned brackets, piers, and crossbeams. The brackets used are of typical of the Gujaratis features of animal and floral motifs which are fabulously carved. The remains of decorations in gold and blue done in the prevalent Persian style can still be found. The features are mixed examples of Transoxanian or Central Asian features.


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