Shah Burj

Shah Burj

  • Agra
  • Uttar Pradesh
  • India

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Shah Burj, Agra Overview

Shah Burj, Agra is one of the most amazing places to visit when planning a trip to Agra. Shah Burj is one of the striking destinations in Agra that is applauded for its overall grandeur. If you are going to explore the beauty of Taj Mahal from it for the first time, we are sure there would be a sort of adrenaline rush, courtesy the overwhelming experience. One of the most interesting facts about Shah Burj is that Shah Jahan spent last days of his life here at this Burj. Shah Jahan was not alone during his last days after being imprisoned by his son, Aurangzeb, but was with his daughter whose name was Jahanara Begum.

Architecture:

It is also to be mentioned here that Shah Burj is also known as Musamman Burj. Shah Burj is an octagonal tower which lies in close proximity to Shah Jahan’s private hall, Diwan-i-Khas. Shah Burj, Agra is a multi-storied marble tower, which gives amazing Yamuna river views. Shah Burj or Musamman Burj is widely known for its tical pillars, horizontally shaped chajjas supported by lovely brackets, a jharoka on its eastern side as well as a marble screen on the riverfront. There is no denying the fact that one will be awestruck by the beauty of Shah Burj in no time.

Traveller Information:

Shah Burj, Agra boasts of separate entry fees for both Indian and international tourists. While Indian tourists have to pay 40 INR, international tourists, on the other hand, are supposed to pay 550 INR. There are no entry charges for children below 15 years of age.

Best Time to Visit:

Shah Burj or Musamman Burj is open and can be visited all around the year. Since it is located in the state of Uttar Pradesh, the summers are very hot with an average temperature up to 42 degree Celsius. The ideal time to visit this fort is during winters as it very cool and pleasant during those months and are said to be perfect time for sightseeing.

How to Reach:

People who are travelling via air, the nearest airport is Agra's Kheria airport, which also has military base. Those who are coming over through bus, Agra is one of the well-connected cities of India with major other cities such as Delhi, Jaipur, Gwalior, Lucknow and Kanpur. For those who are travelling via rail, there are five railway stations namely, Agra Cantt. Station, Raja ki Mandi, Agra Fort Railway Station and Idgah Railway Station.

Interesting Facts:

One of the most interesting facts about Shah Burj is that Shah Jahan spent last days of his life here at this Burj. Shah Jahan was not alone during his last days after being imprisoned by his son, Aurangzeb, but was with his daughter whose name was Jahanara Begum. Shah Burj offers some of the striking views of Taj Mahal as well.

Nearby Attractions:

• Taj Mahal
• Fatehpur Sikri
• Akbar's Tomb
• Agra Market
• Jama Masjid

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