Panch Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri

Panch Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri - Address

Address: Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh, India

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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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Panch Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri Reviews

  • 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

  • It's a heritage property , lots of history with this place but managed badly. Touts starts chasing you as soon you reached parking lot. Lack of professional guide leads you in the hand of touts and local who tells you the history with their way... Don't know how much they actually know or it's Just what they had over herd.... Places like this should be maintained properly with options of proper audio guide to know true history of the place.

  • Great piece of history. Wonderful architecture. Just don’t get robbed by the so called guides. Entry is free and parking (Rs100) is all that you need to spend. Be careful

  • Wonderfully beautiful place with rich history and wonderful details and beauty! Hiring a guide who can give you the wonderful stories behind it all is highly recommended! Beware of the merchants here, they are persistent and pushy. Just ignore them completely and they will leave you alone.

  • Loved the place totally. Not very big or huge like other forts but very clean and quiet. There is a Dargah inside the fort which is very popular among the tourists. Not very much to explore but whatever it has that is very interesting, local guides are available for 200 bucks but you can also go on your own. Nice clean and well managed place. One can just sit and relax. I just loved the place. A Must Go place.

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