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Visit Panch Mahal

Located in Fatehpur Sikri, this five storey palace was built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar for relaxation...

Located in Fatehpur Sikri, this five storey palace was built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar for relaxation purpose. Made nearer to the harem (women quarters), it was constructed in such a manner that it gave respite from the intense summer heat. As you’ll notice yourself, this five storey mahal is designed in a decreasing order i.e. each floor is shorter than the one below it. From the top of the palace, one can enjoy a spectacular view of the whole city.

The ground floor has 84 pillars that provide strong support to the entire building. Earlier the pillars used to have jali screens in between them which acted as purdah for the royal ladies. For unknown reasons, the jalis are not there anymore. The topmost part of the palace is made in a traditional chhatri style dome which enhances its beauty. Pillars are decorated with beautiful carvings of floral vases and rosettes. You must visit this magnificent mahal for its unique architecture and soothing surroundings.

Timing

Open all days 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

PREFFERED BY

History Lovers, Photography Enthusiasts

TIME SPENT

1 to 2 hours

ENTRY FEE

Free Entry

Quick Info

  • Attractions

    Taj Mahal
  • Altitude

    171 m
  • STD Code

    0562
  • Best Season

    October to March
  • State/Code

    Agra/282xxx
  • LANGUAGES

    None