or the hall of private audience was added by added by Shah Jahan. This
hall is divided into two rooms connected by three arches. The famous
peacock throne of Shahjahan was kept here before being shifted to Delhi
by Aurangzeb, which was again took away by Nadir Shah (the Persian
Ruler) to Iran
Diwan-e-Am or the hall of the public hearing was originally made
of wood but was later constructed in the present form by Shah Jahan. The
throne room inlaid carvings and panels of marble with floral motifs.
This hall was the place from where the Emperor heard the requests of the
public and met the officials. Diwan-e-Am leads to the Nagina Mosque and
the Ladies Bazaar.
The Octagonal Tower -
The uniquely carved Octagonal
Tower is located to close to the Diwan-e-Khas. This was the place where
Emperor Shah Jahan spent last seven years of his life after being
imprisoned by his son Aurangzeb.
Jehangir Palace -
Akbar built this palace for his
most loved son Jehangir. The interiors of the palace gives a clear
picture of luxury and comfort Akbar provided his son.
Moti Masjid (Pearl Mosque) -
Just to the right of the
Diwan-e-Am is the Moti Masjid, a splendid place to see within the fort
complex. The domes of the Moti Masjid are most interestingly built
amongst all the structures in the fort complex. Built of white marble,
the Masjid was built by Shahjahan for his family members and court
Sheesh Mahal -
Sheesh Mahal or the Glass Palace is
located just below the Diwan-E- Khas hall. It is believed to have been
the harem dressing room. The walls of this palace are exquisitely
decorated with inlaid mirrors, which is said to be the best examples of
glass mosaic work in India.