Panch Mahal - Fatehpur Sikri, Fatehpur Sikri

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Admire the incredible design of the five-floored palace at Panch Mahal - Fatehpur Sikri. The palace is also referred to as "Badgir" or "wind tower" thanks to its design, which uses hundreds of columns to alleviate heat by increasing air flow. The palace has 176 columns in total, of which 84 stand on the ground level supporting the structure above, with certain design elements reflect those of nearby Buddhist temples. Explore the palace, which offers fantastic views of the fort that sits to its left, providing ideal photo opportunities. Wander around at your own pace, or hire a guide to learn more about the rich history of the site. For Panch Mahal - Fatehpur Sikri and beyond, use our Fatehpur Sikri trip itinerary builder app to get the most from your Fatehpur Sikri vacation.
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  • October 2, 2017
    This place has some awesome architecture . The palaces, Dargah and buland darwaja is must see. The only pain point is going uphill, cars are not allowed and one must take gvt buses to go uphill. That ...  more »
  • October 1, 2017
    Would definitely recommend a visit to Fatehpur Sikri to anyone visiting the Agra area. Very interesting to visit this place after visiting the Agra Fort as they are linked by the Mughal leader Abkar. ...  more »
  • September 29, 2017
    A beautiful monument of yesteryears. Amazed to see the construction techniques of past times. Must visit with a guide.  more »
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  • June 15, 2017
    A well maintained five storey building, always having a cooool air even at 45℃
  • March 30, 2017
    Maintaining very badly. The so called guides are trying to canvas the tourists as the agent of the vendors inside the area. Not impressed
  • January 27, 2017
    While the grounds were nice, of all the places we visited India the people here were the most relentless in hounding us to buy goods at the temple next door, pay for the bathroom, and other services. We were tricked by a local that said he wasn't a guide but worked for the museum only to have him eventually take us to his friends shop to harass us to buy something. It doesn't matter the beauty, we were so turned off by the hounding I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone.
  • March 20, 2017
    5 mahal near by taj mahal
  • February 10, 2017
    Five storied building. Size gradul=ally decreases from bottom to top.

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