Agra is the cultural capital of India. When you visit Agra it seems that you have been transported to a different era where you find many architectural wonders waiting for you with open arms. Agra Fort is also one such wonder. It was the residence of Mughal Emperors and their families. When you visit Agra you get a glimpse into their lives and how they led a luxurious life. Agra Fort has a collection of such monuments which have a story of their own and there was a particular reason behind there construction. We already know the importance of mosques in Mughal era and how they built many majestic mosques across India.
The Moti Masjid is also one such mosque built in Agra Fort, but this mosque was not for public but the members of the royal court. It is made of white marble and it shone like a pearl and hence it was named as Moti Masjid. The mosque was constructed at a cost of two lakh and sixty thousand rupees. It took almost four years to complete it. As it is made of white marble this structure can be easily recognized in the entire fort.
The Moti Masjid is built in the north of Diwan-i-Aam in Agra fort. It is a beautifully crafted building in white marble and has intricate designs on the walls and façade of the courtyard. It has three domes made of white marble and the walls are made of red sandstone. It is a perfect example of architectural beauty and has a peaceful environment. The mosque is opened from the sunrise till sunset but the best time to witness its glory is sunrise and sunset which adds to its beauty. You should visit it once whenever you visit Agra and you will fall in love with its pristine beauty.