Panch MahalCurrently Open [Closes at 07:00 pm]
- Address: Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh, India
- Timings: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Landmark, Palace
Panch Mahal - Review
This 5 storied structure is a living example of Indo-Islamic blend in Indian culture and tradition. Built in classic Buddhist architectural style, it stands on a western line of the courtyard. Primarily used for relaxation and entertainment purposes, it is a Badgir, the Persian wind tower for ladies of the harem as an observatory to cover the queens and princess on the top terraces enjoying the cool breezes and watching splendid view of the Fatehpur Sikri.
The structure is so designed that each storey is pillared and smaller than the other as you move upwards. The 84 columns support the ground floor and the uppermost domed floor has 4 columns. The whole structure is very airy and was fashioned to give a respite from the scorching summers of Agra.
Panch Mahal Information
- Guides are available.
Panch Mahal Ticket Prices
- A joint ticket of INR 260 should be taken for all the attractions around Fatehpur Sikri.
- Children have a concession in the ticket fee.
- Video shooting & photography has separate charges.
How To reach Panch Mahal by Public Transport
- You can hire taxis or can get there by private vehicles.
Restaurants Near Panch Mahal
- Sher-E-Punjab- Paneer and Naan
- The local eateries serving authentic Indian flavoured chicken and meat, Non Khatai- a local sweet
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Things to Know Before Visiting Panch Mahal
95% of people who visit Fatehpur Sikri include Panch Mahal in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
30.43% of people start their Panch Mahal visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Panch Mahal
76.12% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Panch Mahal
Panch Mahal Trips
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Panch Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri Reviews
A truly amazing place to go and connect with the wonderful history and beauty of the past. Plan to spend more than a few hours here as the place is quite expansive and you don't want to rush your visit. A good time to go is early in the morning in order to beat the heat in the spring and summer and the crowds are much smaller.Great fort. Built over 90 years, combines red sandstone and marble mosque and palaces.
Emperor Akbar started this city and ruled from here for some time. A one hour journey from Agra through a local transport will take you there. Take a local guide with you. Must visit place. You can feel the Architecture of the olden days which comes with a mix different cultures. You can find peacocks in the entrance of the fort.
Sikri fort is beautiful place where people can spend time. If you are going there then make. Sure you have proper time in your schedule. Although, Fatehpur is famous for Buland Darwaja and it is up to the mark. However, people who are guiding through Fatehpur they are not good. They will force you to purchase something so be careful.
Worth spending half a day here. Read Wikipedia before you go. Use your smart phone smartly and you don't need a guide. So many "guides"...they will start asking Rs. 500 then 400, 300 and may even go down to RS.50! Same is true for the vendor selling handicrafts.
Nice Historical palace. Fort built by Akbar. Educational visit. Beware of fake guides and also guide offer very high rates. But hire a guide to enjoy the place.