Agra Fort { 104 images } Created 11 Aug 2011

Agra Fort, India. After Panipat, Mughals captured the fort and a vast treasure - which included a diamond that was later named as the Koh-i-Noor diamond - was seized. Babur stayed in the fort in the palace of Ibrahim. He built a baoli (step well) in it. Humayun was crowned here in 1530. Humayun was defeated in Bilgram in 1540. Sher Shah held the fort for five years. The Mughals defeated the Afghans finally at Panipat in 1556. Anguri Bagh (Grape Garden)- 85 square, geometrically arranged gardens[1]
Diwan-i-Am (Hall of Public Audience) - was used to speak to the people and listen to petitioners and once housed the Peacock Throne
Diwan-i-Khas (Hall of Private Audience) - was used to receive kings and dignitary, features black throne of Jehangir
Golden Pavilions - beautiful pavilions with roofs shaped like the roofs of Bengali huts
Jahangiri Mahal - built by Akbar for his son Jehangir
Khas Mahal - white marble palace, one of the best examples of painting on marble
Macchi Bhawan (Fish Enclosure) - grand enclosure for harem functions, once had pools and fountains
Mina Masjid (Heavenly Mosque) - private mosque used by mujahara
Moti Masjid (Pearl Mosque) - mosque built for use by members of royal court
Musamman Burj - a large, octagonal tower with a balcony facing the Taj Mahal
Takht-i-Jahangir - Throne of Jahangir
Nagina Masjid (Gem Mosque) - mosque designed for the ladies of the court
Naubat Khana (Drum House) - a place where the king's musicians played
Rang Mahal - where the king's wives and mistresses lived
Shahi Burj - Shah Jahan's private work area
Shah Jahani Mahal - Shah Jahan's first attempt at modification of the red sandstone palace Shish Mahal's glass works Sheesh Mahal or Shish Mahal (Mirror Palace) - royal dressing room featuring tiny mirror-like glass-mosaic decorations, and drums built into the walls. Zenana Mina Bazaar (Ladies Bazaar) - right next to the balcony, where only female merchants sold wares
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