Mughal architecture is an architectural styledeveloped by the Mughals in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries throughout the extent of their empire in the Indian subcontinent. It was an amalgam of Islamic,Persian, and Indian architecture. Mughal buildings have a uniform pattern of structure and character, including large bulbous domes, slender minarets at the corners, massive halls, large vaulted gateways and delicate ornamentation.Examples of the style can be found in India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal and Bangladesh.Night view of Badshahi MosqueThe Mughal dynasty was established after the victory ofBabur at Panipat in 1526. During his five-year reign, Babur took considerable interest in erecting buildings, though few of which have survived. His grandson Akbarbuilt widely, and the style developed vigorously during his reign. Among his accomplishments were a tomb for his father Humayun, the Agra Fort, the fort-city ofFatehpur Sikri and the Buland Darwaza. Akbar's sonJahangir commissioned the Shalimar Gardens in Kashmir.Akbari SaraiMughal architecture reached its zenith during the reign of Shah Jahan, who constructed the Jama Masjid, theRed Fort, the Shalimar Gardens in Lahore, and the most famous Mughal monument, the Taj Mahal, as well as many other fine examples of the style.Tomb Of JahangirWhile Shah Jahan's son Aurangzeb commissioned some buildings such as the Badshahi Mosque in Lahore, his reign corresponded with the decline of Mughal architecture and the Empire itself.