Why Read Kama Sutra, Just Visit Khajuraho!
Find
 
Find
 

Shahi Bridge, Jaunpur

Must Visit

Shahi Bridge, variously known as Mughal Bridge, Akbari Bridge or Munim Khan’s Bridge, was built by Munim Khan, the governor of the state of Jaunpur during the reign of Mughal Emperor Akbar.

Jaunpur photos, Shahi Bridge - A Beauitful Shot
Image source:www.wikipedia.org
Share this on your social network
Tell us what do you think of Shahi Bridge

Travel Talk

Designed by an Afghan architect, Afzal Ali, the bridge was built over the river Gomti during 1568-1569. It is one of the few important landmarks of Mughal style architecture currently existing in Jaunpur.

The bridge, standing upon ten openings or gateways for the flow of water, is built upon huge pylons. There are hexagon shaped chattris or umbrella like pavilions erected upon the pillars. These are projected beyond the bridge and are supported by brackets. These roofed structures enable people to stand securely from the traffic and watch the picturesque grandeur while enjoying the scenic flow of water under its arched gateways.

Shahi Bridge is situated at a distance of 1.7 km in the north of the city of Jaunpur and is still being used for traffic.

Please Wait while comments are loading...