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Panch Mahal - Fatehpur Sikri

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Panch Mahal is one of my favorite structures in Fatehpur Sikri, a walled complex that served as the Mughal empire's capital from 1571-85 under emperor Akbar. A UNESCO World... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Panch Mahal is one of my favorite structures in Fatehpur Sikri, a walled complex that served as the Mughal empire's capital from 1571-85 under emperor Akbar. A UNESCO World Heritage site, the 150-acre area shows off Mughal architecture and includes red sandstone palaces, pavilions, servants' quarters, big courtyards and the list goes on. As an architecture buff, I especially like... More 

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It's worth using a local guide to visit the Fatehpur Sikri complex. There is a requirement to travel up to the area by bus and our guide avoided this and got us up to the entrance. The story behind the buildings is amazing if wholly true built used and abandoned in 14 years. The complex in places looks like the... More 

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when i reached in fatehpur sikri i have approached by many guide to explore place in detailed. Our car driver was having contact's of Guide. This all is chain of distribution of commission. We have to park our car 2 kms from main Fatehpur Sikri and from that destination we have hired Auto rikshaw with our provided guide to reach... More 

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Fatehpur is a must visit place in Agra. Though Taj Mahal super cedes to the main attraction of Agra, but 25 miles away from Agra - Fatehpur Sikri is a equally attractive place to visit. The city was built 100 years before Agra by Akbar. Panch Mahal is a beautiful complex built inside the Fatehpur palace.It is made up of... More 

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Beward of the very persistent hawkers who struggle with the words, no & no thanks!! There is a shuttle bus which takes you from the car park adjacent to some shops upto the gates to the city. This amazing deserted city is well maintained and restoration was ongoing during our visit. Lots of buildings and gardens with water features. Be... More 

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Built in 1571 in honour of Sheikh Salim Chisti. It was the Mughal capital for 14 years. It was eventually abandoned due to lack of water. Made of red sandstone and intricately carved. On the way to Agra - you'd be sorry if you missed this one. Good views of the Taj and surrounding countryside from here.

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I'm living in Bharatpur right now and firstly visited this fort, this is really more than awesome to see the shooting place of every Indian's favorite movie Pardesh. Thanks for our Guide Bharat Sarkar for give us such experience.

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Fatehpur Sikri is a fascinating deserted city built in the 16th century; about 25 miles from Agra. Part of the Fatehpur complex, The buildings mainly made of red sandstone have lasted remarkably well thru the years. We were part of an organised tour, and the carpark is located about a mile from the enterance, but you can get transport to... More 

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I have been enjoying Fatepur Sikri for over 30 years. It's a great site and sight. The carvings are intricate and sharp, the layout stupendous and the various buildings in great shape. Take the public bus for Rs 10, not a tuk-tuk. It's safer and cheaper, and gets you to the door. For 1 hour, don't pay more than Rs... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is another UNESCO world heritage sight worth visiting. It is about 40 KM out of Agra but close to an hours drive. We were traveling to Agra from Ranthambore National Park and it was right off the highway so it was easy for us to stop but others just visiting Agra may want to plan an extra half day... More 

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