"Agra Fort - Imperial Thrones & Views to Taj Mahal" The Red Fort Tip by MM212

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  White Marble throne & Taj Mahal background, Feb 09
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  • White Marble throne & Taj Mahal background, Feb 09 - Agra
      White Marble throne & Taj Mahal background, Feb 09
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  • The terrace & two thrones, Feb 09 - Agra
      The terrace & two thrones, Feb 09
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The open and barren terrace just outside Diwan-i-Khas was once covered in what was perhaps the most richly decorated pavilion in the entire Agra Fort. The reason for this extravagance was that it contained the emperors' thrones. Unfortunately, this pavilion was destroyed when the Agra Fort was invaded and pillaged by the Jat Kingdom in 1761, and its decorations were removed and transported to the palace of the Jat ruler, Surajmal, in Bharatpur, Rajasthan. Although the pavilion is long gone, two imperial thrones remain on the terrace: a white marble one facing the Machchhi Bhavan courtyard and a black onyx one facing River Yamuna. The latter is known as Takht-i-Jehangir (Jehangir's Throne). From this terrace, one could enjoy the best views across the River Yamuna to the Taj Mahal.

Address: Rakabganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001, India
Directions: Take the road from the Delhi Gate
Website: http://welcome2asia.com/India/attractions/Agra_Fort.htm

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  • Updated Apr 11, 2011
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