Panch mahal

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    Location: Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh, India

    Estimated Visiting Time: 1 hour

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    Located in Fatehpur Sikri, Panch Mahal is an amazing palace and its meaning is a five-level palace. Emperor Akbar built this palace. For the purpose of pleasure, this palace was used by queens and other ladies of the court, earlier. It is also recognized by some other names as the wind tower or the badger.


    In Persian architecture, these kinds of pillars were observed. For visitors, the palace is an entertainment center and there is also a pool, named Anoop Talao, which is filled with water. This pool lies in front of Panch Mahal and during the time of Akbar, it was used for musical performances. It was liked by the people who visited this palace and they also enjoyed it a lot.


    Long row of columns in Panch Mahal at Fatehpur Sikri, India

    This palace was constructed to lighten the heat and is a very popular architectural mechanism of Persian architecture. Originally, it was connected with the main Royal chamber and Jodha Bai’s palace. Supporting a chhatri, the topmost story has 4 columns.  Each of the 176 columns is elegantly carved pillars with unique designs.

    Inside/Outside Views

    Panoramic view of Panch Mahal in Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh, India

    It comprises five pavilions, and each of the pavilions is connected to the next floor by a flight of stairs and is made up of red sandstone. The most interesting thing about this palace is that there are 84 pillars on the ground floor of Panch Mahal. The pillars will decrease when you raise them upwards.

    Opening Hours

    1. Sunday 8 AM–6 PM
    2. Monday 8 AM–6 PM
    3. Tuesday 8 AM–6 PM
    4. Wednesday Closed
    5. Thursday 8 AM–6 PM
    6. Friday 8 AM–6 PM
    7. Saturday 8 AM–6 PM

    Entry & Others Fees

    For Indians, the price of the ticket is RS 20and Rs 250 is needed for entering the complex. For Rs 250 from the ticket window, one can also hire an authorized guide.

    How to Reach

    By Air: The Agra Airport or the Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Airport is the nearest airport to the monument, it is at a distance of about 38 kilometers.

    By Train: The Agra Railway Station is the nearest railway station to the monument, at a distance of about 37 kilometers. Although the nearest railway station is Fatehpur Sikri Railway Station, which is only 800 meters away, is a small station and only a few passenger trains stop here

    By Bus: Idgah Bus Stand is the nearest bus stand to Buland Darwaza, it is at a distance of about 35 kilometers and the other one is nearby Agra Fort Bus Stand at a distance of about 38 kilometers away from the monument.

    Tips for Travellers

    You should carry a bottle of water. You must carry your water bottle, and also some snacks. Be polite and make sure that you are not disturbing other visitors.


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: yes

    Que-02: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: yes, photography is allowed, in fact, an amazing place for photographers.

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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