Agra. Zahra Bagh. Octagonal tower on the south-west corner facing the Jumna from the south-east
Photographer: Smith, Edmund William
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of the Zuhara Bagh at Agra in Uttar Pradesh, taken by Edmund William Smith in 1893-4, from the Archaeological Survey of India This view shows the octagonal tower on the south-west corner facing the Jumna from the south-east. Smith wrote in Moghul Colour Decoration of Agra, 1901, "Adjoining the Ram Bagh is another garden called Zahara Bagh, also known as Sayyid-ka-Bagh, from the existence of a small unpretentious shrine of a Sayyid built on the river wall, which has a frontage of some 1,234 feet including two towers (Plate III) [this image], demarking the boundary of the garden. The Chini-ka-Rauza adjoins the Zahara Bagh, and the next building to it of any great importance is Itimad-ad-daula's well-known tomb, close by the bridge-of boats leading to the right bank of the Jamna on which the city of Agra stands."