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Moti Masjid

Moti Masjid, Agra
The three rising domes of Moti Masjid are delightful. A look at the structure cultivates the feelings like the one after seeing St. Basils Cathedral in Moscow. The domes which are built in egg white marble reflects a velvet like appearance - smooth and striking.

Moti Masjid, the mosque, is contained in the Agra Fort Complex. The complex situated in the vicinity of Yamuna river is one of the most frequently visited places. Situated towards the east of the city center the place is easily accessible.

Moti Masjid or the Pearl Mosque was built by the emperor who built Taj Mahal, Shah Jahan. The mosque as it shined like a pearl got the popular name of Moti Masjid.The mosque was built by Shahjahan for his members of the royal court. The three marble domes of the mosque rest over the red sandstone walls and seen in totality the structure is inviting. The structure is built taking a good care of its symmetry. It is grounded to the right of the structure hall Diwan-E-Aam of the Agra Fort.

The place where Moti Masjid stands is not far from the city center. There is regular bus service from the Power House Bus Stand.

The place has a railway station of its own. Agra Fort Railway Station is the one that provides the service.

Agra Airport lies to the south-west of Agra Fort. By air one can reach the airport and has to travel about 8 kms to reach the Agra Fort Complex.

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