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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. Use our Fatehpur Sikri tour planner to add Panch Mahal - Fatehpur Sikri and other attractions to your Fatehpur Sikri vacation plans.
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  • A city built in 8 years in 1570 and abandoned after just 4 for lack of water. A wonderful city carved in red sandstone by the great Akbar, inside which enhances tolerance and coexistence, multi-religious. He married 3 women of different religions and in honor and reverence they constructed a Christian Chapel, a hindu Temple and a mosque. We need some time to admire this wonderful and unmissable city calmly nominated a world heritage site by Unesco.
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  • Lots of stories about the Mahal, why and for whom it was built , forget about them. Just enjoy the beautiful architect and the design. Pillars all over, symmetry to take the weight, carvings on each p...  more »
  • I had been looking forward to visiting this place since learning about it in TV programmes I had seen & books I had read, it certainly lived up to its reputation. We were on a Golden Triangle coach to...  more »
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  • A well maintained five storey building, always having a cooool air even at 45℃
  • Maintaining very badly. The so called guides are trying to canvas the tourists as the agent of the vendors inside the area. Not impressed
  • 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.
  • 5 mahal near by taj mahal
  • Five storied building. Size gradul=ally decreases from bottom to top.

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