The Jasmine Tower


“Oilette” postcard by Raphael Tuck and Sons. No. 8946.

Jasmine Tower and Dewan-i-Khan, Agra Fort. The Hall of Private Audience in the Royal Palace at Agra consists of an open colonnade in front of an enclosed room behind. It is a miracle of beauty. The carving is exquisite and flowers are inlaid on the white marble in red cornelian and other valuable stones with fine effect. On the left of the picture is the Saman Burj, generally known as the Jessamine or Jasmine Tower. The chief sultana lived in this beautiful pavilion adorned with lovely marble lattice-work and with a fountain and retiring room over the river. [Card caption]


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