Shahjahani Mahal

SHAJAHANI MAHAL

(1628-35 A.D.)

Hindi Version

It is situated in between the white marble Khas-Mahal and the redstone Jahangiri-Mahal and is set transitionally, in between these two major residential complexes, of two different ages. It is the earliest attempt of the Mughal King Shahjehan to convert an existing redstone building in accordance with his taste, and it is his earliest palace in Agra Fort. It has a large hall and side rooms, and in octagonal tower on the river side. The skeletal construction
of brick masonry and red stone was all white stuccoed with a thick plaster and colourfully painted in floral designs.

The whole palace once glistened white, like white marble on its face towards the Khas-Mahal is a large spacious white marble dalan, composed of five 9-cusped arches supported on double pillars and protected externally by a chhajja. Its western bay is closed thouse the Ghaznin Gate, Babur’s Baoli and wells are situated beneath it, the Subterranean Apartments in several storeys, and Phansighar are also situate under this palace.