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Panch Mahal - Fatehpur Sikri

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This is a palace with multiple floors, one each for Emperor Akbar's wives and the highest level for the emperor. I was mesmerized by the double columns. Apparently reed screens... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Mumbai, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were travelling from Agra to Jaipur. Our driver suggested to visit Fatehpur Sikri palace. This is huge area compare to any monument however most of the building are not in good shape. Anyway this was abandoned city by Akbar.

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Grafton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a palace with multiple floors, one each for Emperor Akbar's wives and the highest level for the emperor. I was mesmerized by the double columns. Apparently reed screens hung between these pillars and were cooled with rose scented water in the hot ter days of summer! An architecturally balanced beauty.

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Juba
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Having detoured 50km to get there from Agra, we were stumped. The central car park is overcrowded and the buses routing you in are scary at best. When we arrived, it was okay as far as ruins go. Clean. Well preserved in the main areas. Very clean toilets. Left one feeling bland more than anything else.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is only 40 km away from Agra and for sure a must to visit. Very easy to visit Taj in the morning and then to go to Fatehpur. 2 hours needed on place to look around. The place is untouched by the time, unbelievable. Only habited for 14 years then abandoned. Beautiful example of art, stone sculpture and Persian-Hindu... More 

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Setubal, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Panch Mahal is a beautiful palace. Another striking and intriguing construction. Is the central building of the abandoned city Fatehpur Sikri. A 5-storey Palace where the emperor's women lived. Be accompanied by a guide to know the history of all the buildings of Fatehpur Sikri - a whole city to discover

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Panch Mahal symbolises tolerance, vision and its deployment by King Akbar. The five floors are a symbol of respect of individual identities and it is evident that the rein of King Akbar Kingdom was a flourishing one. Spend some time there. Beware of Tourist guides and street hawkers. Expensive - not worth it. Unless you have a good guide, you... More 

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Crowborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This city has so many buildings and places of interest within it. The city - built by Akbar - is a memorial to this man's wealth and vision. The buildings, paving, courts and palace rooms looked as if they were vacated last week. It is well maintained and is a rich and fascinating place to visit

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fatehpur Sikri will take a good amount of time to visit from Agra, and we took a taxi for the same. The old city built by Akbar, is located on a small hill, and we took the CNG powered Government van uphill, for a small fee. You can climb up, but it was too hot in September. Fatehpur (the mosque)... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This five tiered masterpiece in grace is a palace for the ladies. Fatehpur Sikri throws together eclectics from across the empire. Rosy sandstone with its vanilla flecks and ripples blends random styles into harmony.

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everyone goes to the Taj Mahal (and should once) but this deserted red stone city is much nicer to visit. Not crowded, huge, great architecture!

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