Mehtab Bagh in AgraAgra is famous for its mughal architecture. The Mughal sense of beauty and buildings are evident all round the city. Mehtab Bagh is typical Charbagh complex located in Agra. It is built at northern side of the Agra Fort and the Taj Mahal but on the other bank of Yamuna River, at the plains that are filled by floods during rainy season.
The Mughals built eleven gardens on the side of Yamuna River. Ram Bagh was the first and the Mehtab Bagh garden was the last of these. Mehtab Bagh came later in the possession of King of Amber, Raja Man Singh Kacchawa. He was also the owner of the land circumscribing Taj Mahal.
Mehtab Bagh Plan and ArchitectureThere are several inscriptions on the site of Mehtab Bagh that details the basic plan and architecture of the garden. According to these, the Bagh adjoined other gardens towards the west which were called Padshahi Chahar Bagh and the other one Padshahi Chahar Bagh Second respectively.
There is a 2 to 2.5 meters or 6 feet 7 inches to 8 feet 2 inches wide brick pathway surrounded the west side boundary around the grounds which covers the remaining boundary wall towards the west. Very close to the entrance of the garden is a small shrine of a Dalit on the side that faces river.
Restoration started in the 1990s, with the help of Americans and during this fencing of barbed wire was added surrounding the Mehtab Bagh.
Mehtab Bagh Timings: The Bagh is open from morning to sunset time in evening.
How to Reach Mehtab BaghTo reach here, start from station road to the east side and take the first left to the station road. Here after 130 m, turn right and passing through 1st round about drive for another 160 m. Then turn left towards SH 39 follow it towards right side for around 1.5 km, passing Hari Om Tandoorwala on the left.
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