"Agra Fort - Khas Mahal" The Red Fort Tip by MM212
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The personal residence of the Emperor, Khas Mahal, was built in 1631 by Shah Jahan. He had the older red sandstone palace of Akbar's era razed in order to construct Khas Mahal in the new imperial taste. It is a white marble pavilion surrounded by a portico with polyfoil arches, and its walls are richly decorated with floral and geometric motifs painted in white and silver. On one side, Khas Mahal enjoys panoramic views over the River Yamuna, and on the other it overlooks the beautifully landscaped garden, Anguri Bagh. Flanking Khas Mahal are two identical golden pavilions, which were built for the Emperor's daughters, Jahanara and Roshanara.
Address: Rakabganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001, India
Directions: Take the road from the Delhi Gate
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