Panch Mahal

Currently 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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TripHobo Highlights for Panch Mahal

  • Panch Mahal Address: Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Panch Mahal Timing: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Panch Mahal Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Panch Mahal(preferred time): 04:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Panch Mahal: 00:30 Mins
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Things to Know Before Visiting Panch Mahal

  • 95% of people who visit Fatehpur Sikri include Panch Mahal in their plan

  • 46.52% of people start their Panch Mahal visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Panch Mahal

Monday, Friday and Saturday

67.18% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Panch Mahal

People normally club together Red Sandstone Monuments and Pachisi Courtyard while planning their visit to Panch Mahal.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Panch Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri Reviews

  • Good place to visit. Beware of guides, they charge very heavy amount with zero value add. And also govt mini Buses are available to take u to fort from parking area. The buses are very comfortable and cost is around Rs 20.

  • This beautiful red fort built entirely with red stones, is on the way to New Delhi or Jaipur in the vicinity of Agra. The architecture and design of the fort are unique. Stories are told of the elephant who played the role of the executioner deciding whether to spare or execute condemned people. You can easily spend half a day there enjoying the marvellous carvings in the wood and stone and examining the different parts of the palace.

  • This is the place that used to be;a great UNESCO site. Akbar the Great, his executioner elephant, and his wives (who were different religions) are some of the very interesting things you will learn about here. A guided tour is a must. A must visit on your way from Jaipur to Agra (40 km from Agra). Your car must be parked around 2 km away and you have to take the local bus, pay 10 INR per person to go to the old city. Worth every penny. Be careful with the guys selling you guidance. In my opinion no need.

  • It is one of the best piece of architecture. Well designed and best architecture minds are get used to build this fort. It was great to visit this place. But this fort need more good management. This fort is comes under the Indian government or Indian tourism. The place outside the Fort need to be more clean and need more development. No control on guides, no fix prices are there for guides.

  • Lovely place.. Another example of best architecture, creativity and think big attitude. While it is being maintained, extra care is required as been provided in Red fort Agra. Local logistics arrangements needs improvement. Authorities should ensure only authorized guides and vendors are there.

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