This door opens to Salimgarh

Salimgarh. The so-called Salimgarh has been variously described by scholars and attributed to Sahm Shah Sur (1545-1552). But it is apparently a mistake since the Agra Fort was constructed by Akbar after removing the dilapidated Rajput and Lodi palace of the site. Moreover, neither Abul Fazl nor Badauni or the author of Tabaqat-i-Akbari has referred to any such structure of pre-Akbars time in the Agra Fort.

Most probably this double storeyed building was erected by Emperor Akbar for the residence of Prince Salim who had his own palace separately at Fatehpur Sikri.

This rectangular structure of ashlar masonry is situated in the north west of the Fort area. It had several chambers on both the floors with a Baradari the upper floor, which has since collapsed. The architectural details of pillars, pilasters, beams and brackets are very similar to the residential buildings of Fatehpur Sikri. The fine carvings on the surface pillars, beams and ceilings seem to have been executed by the artisans of Fatehpur Sikri.

this door opens to Salimgarh