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Shish Mahal

Introduction
Sheesh Mahal Agra Fort Shish Mahal in Agra fort is another popular tourist attraction. It is counted among best Agra tourist attractions that one can visit during Agra for sightseeing. Shish Mahal or Sheesh Mahal (Mirror Palace) was a royal dressing room located inside the Agra Fort featuring tiny mirror-like glass-mosaic decorations, and drums built into the walls due to this glass work it is called as Shees Mahal. It is located on the western side below the Diwan-I-Khas Hall, this structure was built by Shah Jehan during 1631-40 as a summer palace and was used for imperial bathing. Sheesh Mahal features two tanks with fountains interconnected by a canal and a waterfall. It had extra thick walls to cool the interiors. It was made dark purposefully to necessitate the use of artificial light.

Abdul Hamid Lahori, the historian of Shahjahan mention that this splendid mirror belongs to Halbe (Aleepo, Siria). Siria was the main center for manufacturing of this type of Glass. The palace consists of two large chambers connected through a broad arched opening in the center and two narrow passages on the sides. Only light that crawl in here, reached here from the two doors and a ventilator in the southern wall. Both these chambers had a marble tank with fountains and arrangements for hot and cold water. The marble doors were provided so that the chamber could easily be used as the steam bath too. Besides the beautiful mehrab fitted with two inlets for water in the interior hall, there were two series of candle niches too, where the candles were kept to cast their reflection on the falling water casting a lovely effect.

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