Panch Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri

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  • Address: Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Timings: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
  • Time Required: 00:30 Mins
  • Tags: Landmark, Palace
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About Panch Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri

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

  • 35.58% of people start their Panch Mahal visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Panch Mahal

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

55.14% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Panch Mahal

People normally club together Red Sandstone Monuments and Hotel Vrindavan 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

Panch Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri Reviews

  • With a guide-- this ancient city comes A LIVE! I was amazed by the flowers and the pattern in which thy were planted. Had the good fortune-- through the guide-- obtained via write up in "Lonely Planet's". INDIA guide book to meet the gardener. The gardener was brought out of retirement to continue tending the grounds. The overall history of this place is fascinating-- enhanced by the story of the King and his quest to have a child.

  • Surprised by how clean the surrounding areas are and how good the entire facility looks now. Fatehpur Sikri used to be a chaotic passage through dust, persistent hawkers, and goat droppings. All of this has been replaced by an immensely pleasant experience. So proud to see this kind of progress. If you ever avoided this magnificent monument for the same reasons, you ought to give it a second try.

  • Just beware of the touts, they will start following you to get your car parked near to fort. There is a well established parking area with eating joints and public conveniences and you get a bus to fort for just 10. And at Fort touts will approach you saying their ID is being renewed or they have lost it but book only government authorized guides. Everything else is beautiful and well maintained

  • Everything is good .But people of this place are not good. They always try to exploit the tourists.Well worth seeing about an hour outside Agra on the way towards Jaipur. Well preserved, clean, easy to walk around; well-explained by our guide. Some lovely carving and numerous buildings and rooms to see in an hour or two We didn't visit the mosque nearby. You have to park the car and the walk to a local service bus for the 5 minute journey to the site; another opportunity for the Administration to charge you more money

  • Nice historical place. it's a nice historical fort with good transportation facility. Awesome experience I will recommend everyone visit at least once. You will not feel leaving the fort

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