Panch Mahal - Fatehpur Sikri, Fatehpur Sikri

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Admire the incredible design of the five-floored palace at Panch Mahal - Fatehpur Sikri. The palace is also referred to as "Badgir" or "wind tower" thanks to its design, which uses hundreds of columns to alleviate heat by increasing air flow. The palace has 176 columns in total, of which 84 stand on the ground level supporting the structure above, with certain design elements reflect those of nearby Buddhist temples. Explore the palace, which offers fantastic views of the fort that sits to its left, providing ideal photo opportunities. Wander around at your own pace, or hire a guide to learn more about the rich history of the site. For Panch Mahal - Fatehpur Sikri and beyond, use our Fatehpur Sikri trip itinerary builder app to get the most from your Fatehpur Sikri vacation.
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  • Excellent place with amazing architecture to be visited for sure at Fatehpur Sikri. Get a monument map from Google images & use it as your guide, so that you wont miss any places inside.  more »
  • My husband and I visited with my elderly parents and even getting out the car was dramatic. From the minute we arrived we were hounded by 100’s of hawkers trying to sell us stuff. They were pushing...  more »
  • Built by Akbar for his queen. Nice place must visit place. Beautiful to see . Everybody can visit family, friends, relatives couples.Service is good. Suitable for children also. You can reach by bus,bike,car, taxi or auto as per your convenience. Many people visit daily. It's nice to see people around and crowd visit is good too. People are nice and polite they help you with everything if you ask for it. Located in India. Transportation facility is good. You can reach this place by roadways. Next to bus stop. Easier to trace the location. Google maps helps in finding location accurately. If you turn on your GPS you can reach the place very accurately. Thank you
  • This is the spot on Fatehpur Sikri which you come to this city for. An aesthetically designed, lovely platform shaped edifice which is a sight for sore eyes. The building itself is a series of pillared halls, with intricate lattice work on the parapets. The topmost level sits like a gem on this monument. Whoever designed it, must have had very good tastes, and, also must really have had no concept of privacy (it's open from all sides). One wonders how did the kings and the queens of yore had any privacy here. But then they were kings!

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