Panch Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri
About Panch Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri
Panch Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri - Address
Address: Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh, India
Time Required: 00:30 Mins
Timings: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
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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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Good place to visit but not tourist friendly. Everyone tries to exploit you. But nice glimpse of Mughal Architecture. For structure and massiveness -5 star For people and infrastructure: Zero star
Fatehpur Sikri Fort is a marvellous architectural splendour of the Mughal era. The place is frequently visited by many tourist and local people. There are many vendors selling small trinkets and handicrafts. One has to be very careful while buying them. The Buland Darwaza is a part of the Fort. It is a wonderful place to visit with friends and family.
First of all if you are coming through a car. In the parking lot they will tell that the charges are 500 to 1000 depending upon the number of peoples we were 5 so we paid 500. So they allowed the car to get up to the Fatehpur Sikri Fort. We have done that because we thought it is quite far what they have told to us. Charges for parking is rupees 100. Apart from parking charges there is no other charges actually not for the entry even. This place is filled with sellers and hawkers. Be very firm when you are saying no to the sellers. On each and every step they will try to con you. Good place but be well aware and don't fall prey to any kind of fraud.
Its located between Agra and Jaipur. It is a good place to visit. Beware of tour guides and hawkers they will iritate you all the time and make you shell out unnecessary cash. I would recommend not to hire any guide for this place no matter how cheap he may quote his price.
Nice place to visit. Parking charges for car is 100, which i found to be a bit high. Taking a guide is highly recommended but preferably from the ticket counter as they are professional.