The Palace Of Jodha Bai, Fatehpur Sikri
About The Palace Of Jodha Bai, Fatehpur Sikri
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Address: Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh, India
Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
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This is the residence of royal queen Jodha Bai and the wife of Mughal emporer Akbar. Being the largest and most important part of the imperial harem- queen’s residence, it has all the provisions for a comfortable and lavish stay for the Queen Jodha Bai.
It consists of a rectangular block with a single magnificent gateway on the eastern side. The decoration is in classic Hindu style as the Queen Jodha was a Hindu.
Hindu motifs like hams (swan), parrot, elephants, lotus, srivatsa mark, ghant mala etc are decorated in the interior. The colonnaded dalan contains curvilinear square pillars with beautiful moldings and extremely graceful brackets. The western suite, which serves the purpose of temple, contains beautiful curvilinear pillars with brackets. This suite contains vedikas and several Hindu motifs. The super structure of the building is comprises of chhatris, chhaparkhats with eight pillars, semi circular domes and triangular khaprel roofs, The corner domes and khaprel roofs bears traces of arabesque designs in glazed tiles.
The Palace Of Jodha Bai Information
- Guides are available.
The Palace Of Jodha Bai 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 The Palace Of Jodha Bai by Public Transport
- You can get there by taxis or private vehicles.
Restaurants Near The Palace Of Jodha Bai
- 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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A unique integration of Hindu, Persian and Islamic Architecture. But place is full of goons and criminals. Be careful while traveling to Fatehpur Sikri. Beware of fake guides and local cheaters. Nightmare experience. 4 star only for the buildings and structure. For people over there .. -be star.
Totally beautiful, but one of the worst travel experiences ever. From the parking lot to the bus, constantly hounded by hawkers and unofficial guides. They do not allow outside guides. Then into an overcrowded bus for the 10 minute ride from parking to gate. Upon arrival, we were still bombarded, both inside and out by these unofficial guides. We could not go more than 5 minutes without being approached, sometimes rather aggressively. We finally cut our visit short when trying to get to the mosque, we were angrily yelled at by a guide because we refused to follow him. We saw no western tourists here, and can understand why. Even our driver said he had to watch what he said there for fear of retribution. While the site is breathtaking, until they clean up their act, it is better skipped.
Place for Akbar’s Queen The palace, which is located on the eastern side of the entirety of the fort built in the memory of Jodha Bai or the Rajput queen of Emperor Akbar. There are many rooms with some still with decorations on the walls albeit faded. There also is a large screen TV playing a short Hindu film about the history of Fatehpur Sikri with views from above. Birbal Bhawan - This little palace was a marvel of the civil engineering of those old times, where the most trusted right-hand man and one of the wisest man of those times BIRBAL lived for many years of his life. It was nice to see the residence of the man about whom we always read during our childhood in our school history textbooks. Panchmahal is right beside it. It built in five successively receding stories, the structures of which are based on eighty-four columns which are located on the ground floor of the building Panch Mahal in Fatehpur Sikri was used by Emperor Akbar as a kind of place where he could relax and take some time out of the affairs of his kingdom It is said that the Muslim begums or wives of Emperor Akbar arrived in the Panch Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri to catch a glimpse of the moon on full moon nights.
Another great place for photography. I have not used the guides. The local guides do hound you but a polite "No, thank you" should do it. After a while they will move to other tourists.
Akbar married a hindu lady called Jodhabai. This is one the most comfortable and beautiful building in Harem area. This building was designed as for four weather of India. In the middle of the palace, there is Tulsi Chabutra where Jodhabai used to offer water as per hindu rituals. There is a beautiful temple yard curved in hindu style where the queen used to pray & worship god. There is a large number of Hindu motifs like swans, elephants, parrots, srivatsa mark, lotuses, ghant mala etc. The dalan or courtyard is colonnaded and has square pillars that are curvilinear.