Sheesh Mehal Interior Shahi Fort

Shaeesh Mehal Interior Shahi Fort
2017-07-06

Sheesh Mehal Interior Shahi Fort (Punjab)


Shish Mahal is one of the most unique and decorated building in Shahi Fort. It was built by Asif Khan on the order of Emperor Shah Jahan in 1631-32. It contains one large hall in the front and small rooms on its back on both sides.

Interior of Shish Mahal is decorated with convex mirror mosaic work with stucco tracery, gild work, pietradura work, marble screen on its back in tendril and geometrical designs and mosaic work with stone of different colours on its floor. There is a circular shaped shallow water basin with four fountains and a marble platform in its centre in the courtyard in front of the palace hall. Water is running in four water channels in all sides of the courtyard.

About Shahi Fort

Lahore Fort, also known as Shahi Fort, was built in 1566 by Akbar, the Mughal Emperor and is easily accessed by bus, wagon or any conveyance from Lahore Railway Station. It is the largest historical construction in Lahore with number of beautiful buildings inside it. Its most beautiful part is Sheesh Mehal, and other main areas are the Throne room, the Diwan-e-Aam, the Elephant Gate, Jehangir's Quadrangle, the Naulakha and Moti Masjid.

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