Situated in Agra, Uttar pradesh Jehangir Palace is a palace in the Agra Fort. It is the largest of the palaces built inside the Fort. The Mughal Emperor Akbar wanted to build an exclusive palace for his favorite son, Jehangir. This Palace was constructed for Jehangir and hence the name, Jehangir Palace. It is the biggest residential building, built inside the Agra Fort.Jehangir Palace houses a unique amalgamation of the Hindu architectural style and that of the Central Asian style; which was something very rare in those days as it was the Mughal architectural fashion that was the order of the day. Thus the Jehangir Palace was an exclusive addition to the Agra Fort.
Jehangir Palace was designed in such a way so that it provided ultimate luxury and every kind of comfort to the Prince.
The Khas Mahal is a beautiful building made of expensive white marble. The marbles helped the rooms remain cool even in the scorching summer. The Shish Mahal was constructed with tiny mirrors everywhere on the walls and it was used as the dressing room. Jodhabai, Jehangir's Hindu mother also had a dressing room in the Shish Mahal and it was essentially designed in the Hindu style.
This hall was also used by Jehangir's Queen, Noorjahan. There was a typical Mughal garden, which though not a large one, was a way of escape to nature for the rulers. This was a garden where grapes, Angur in Hindi, grew and hence the name Anguri Bagh. There stood a huge bowl carved out of a single stone just in front of the Palace. This is known as the Hauz-i-Jehangiri. It is a site worth paying a visit as it speaks volume about the Mughal lifestyle and its culture.
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