Sheesh Mahal Agra TRAVEL GUIDE
Shish Mahal or the Glass Palace is set on the western side of the Muthamman Burj underneath the Diwan-I-Khas corridor. Shah Jahan assembled it between 1631-40, maybe to be utilized as majestic showers. In this way, it had additional thick walls to guarantee cool insides. It was so named in view of the broad utilization of mirrors in its walls and roofs set in the mortar. It loaned a wonderful emotional impact when lit up and along these lines, it was intentionally made dull to require the utilization of fake light. As indicated by Abdul Hamid Lahauri, the history specialist of Shah Jahan, these mind blowing mirrors had a place with Haleb (Aleppo, Syria) that was the principle community for assembling such glasses at the time.
History of Sheesh Mahal Agra
The palace comprises of two huge chambers connected through an expansive angled opening in the inside and two thin sections on the sides. Just light that sneaked in here, came to here through the two gateways and a ventilator in the southern wall. Both these chambers had a marble tank with wells and courses of action for hot and cold water. The marble entryways were given with the goal that the chamber could without much of a stretch be utilized as the steam shower as well. Other than the excellent specialties fitted with two deltas for water in the inside lobby, there were two arrangement of flame specialties as well, where the candles were kept to cast their appearance on the falling water throwing a dazzling impact.
How to Reach Sheesh Mahal Agra
Agra Fort Railway Station lies at Mantola is the closest railway station to Sheesh Mahal. From the Agra Fort, its total of 1 KM to reach Sheesh Mahal. You can take auto rickshaw from any place of the city.
Time to visit Sheesh Mahal Agra
7.00 am to 6.00 pm
Sheesh Mahal Agra Location
Architecture of Sheesh Mahal Agra
The dado boards in the external corridor have decorated outskirts with plants painted in the middle. Dark and red hues have been utilized copiously. The stucco alleviation work in the boards above them delineate 'guldasta' or bunch of flowers in mix with glass mosaic work and may have contained mirrors or wonderful pictures sooner or later. There is no beautify deal with the dados in the internal corridor however they have been obediently painted to loan them the ideal excellence. There are semi-soffits and the roofs are ornamented with stalactite design. The etched stuccowork in customary Persian themes and plans enhance the roof of the passageway entryway.
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