Musamman Burj in Agra Fort, Agra, India

Musamman Burj, Agra

Musamman Burj also called Shah-Burj located in Agra Fort is an octagonal tower, built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. This is the place where Shah Jahan along with his daughter Jahanara Begum had spent his last few years as a captive of his son Aurangzeb.

Musamman Burj in Agra Fort, Agra, India

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Musamman Burj is located close to the Shah Jahan’s private hall Diwan-e-Khas in Agra Fort, in the city of Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Best Time to Visit:
The best time to visit the Agra Fort and Musamman Burj is from November to February, dry and cool season.

Visiting Hours:
Agra Fort and Musamman Burj are open daily from sunrise to sunset.

Entrance Fee:
There is no separate entry fee to visit the Musamman Burj, the tourists only have to pay the requisite fee to enter the Agra Fort.

  • For Indians, Rs.40/-.
  • For SAARC & BIMSTEC Country Tourists, Rs.80/-.
  • For foreigners, Rs.550/-.
  • Children below the age of 15 are allowed free entry.


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