The enormous Alamgiri Gate, which Aurangzeb constructed in 1674 as a private entrance to the royal quarters, is used to access the fort's western flank. It was big enough for multiple elephants carrying royal household members to enter at once. Shah Jahan constructed the tiny Moti Masjid, or Pearl Mosque, in 1644 for the exclusive use of the ladies of the royal household. It was restored to its original elegance in 1904. Shah Jahan constructed the Diwan-i-Aam, or Hall of Public Audience, in 1631, and Akbar later added an upper balcony. The emperor would attend parades, greet dignitaries, and make daily public appearances there. A tiny museum of Mughal artifacts is presently housed at Jehangir's Sleeping Quarters, a pavilion on the north side of his courtyard. Jehangir is said to have had a chain outside the fort that anyone who couldn't get justice through the normal channels may pull. The petition would receive his attention when a bell rang in his private rooms. Moving west, Shah Jahan constructed the Diwan-i-Khas, also known as the Hall of Private Audience, as another elegant pavilion for hosting visitors. Shah Jahan constructed the Shish Mahal, also known as the Palace of Mirrors, in 1631. At the time of the study, it was closed for renovations but should be open by the time you read this. It was constructed for the empress and her court and equipped with screens to keep them hidden from inquisitive eyes. It was decorated with glass mirrors inlaid into the interior plaster. The ancient pietra dura (inlay work) and marble tracery screens are in excellent condition even though the walls were reconstructed during the Sikh era. From here, you can see the Badshahi Mosque and the rest of the fort. The marble pavilion known as Naulakha, located on the west side of the quadrangle, is elaborately embellished with pietra dura and is covered in small diamonds arranged in delicate floral patterns. It was built in 1631, and its name, which translates as 900,000, alludes to either the cost of building or the number of semiprecious stones used in its making. From here, you can leave the fort by the Hathi Paer, Elephant Path, or Shah Burj Gate; if you do, turn around to admire the exquisitely painted tilework of the outer wall. Several weapons, including pistols, daggers, spears, swords, and arrows, are displayed in the Armoury Gallery. Rare oil paintings are the main focus of the Sikh Gallery. The Mughal Gallery also features an ivory miniature model of India's Taj Mahal among its collection of antiquated manuscripts, calligraphy, coins, and miniature paintings.
Fort Road, Lahore, 54000, Pakistan