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Saha Burj, Agra

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Looking out over the Taj Mahal, Saha Burj offers some of the best views of the iconic monument. Elaborately decorated and engraved with precious stones, this octagonal 17th-century tower topped with a marble dome was commissioned by Shah Jahan for his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It is believed that the Shah spent his last years imprisoned in this tower, gazing out through the ornamental niches intended for the ladies of the court. Notice the carved fountain in the center of the entrance hall. Arrange to visit Saha Burj and other attractions in Agra using our Agra holiday planning tool.
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  • The Shah Burj (also known as the Musamman or Muthamman Burj) is a domed tower that was built sometime in 1632-1640 CE at Agra Fort by Shahjahan, on the site of an earlier similar structure built by... 
    The Shah Burj (also known as the Musamman or Muthamman Burj) is a domed tower that was built sometime in 1632-1640 CE at Agra Fort by Shahjahan, on the site of an earlier similar structure built by...  more »
  • Beauty, History, Take a tour guide, lovely clicks, ensure that you have a couple of hours to go through the monuments well. 
    Beauty, History, Take a tour guide, lovely clicks, ensure that you have a couple of hours to go through the monuments well.  more »
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  • This place looks beautiful but this place is closed, no one is allowed inside.
  • Shah Burj is one of the structures in Agra Fort that contributes to its overall magnificence. Exploring this structure for the first time, and viewing the Taj Mahal from it, one cannot but be overwhelmed by an array of emotions. There are several stories related to this structure, one of these is that it was here Shah Jahan, along with his daughter, Jahanara Begum, spent his remaining days after being imprisoned by his son, Aurangzeb. What thoughts must have run through his mind, as he sat here and watched his finest creation from a distance, one wonders.

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