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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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  • 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 »
  • This is a tower located in the Agra fort. According to our chirpy guide it was built in early 1600 by Shah Jahan (yes the guy was an impulsive builder) for his missus Mumtaz. Apparently, it was... 
    This is a tower located in the Agra fort. According to our chirpy guide it was built in early 1600 by Shah Jahan (yes the guy was an impulsive builder) for his missus Mumtaz. Apparently, it was...  more »
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  • 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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