Panch Mahal Palace

Local namePanch Mahal
LocationFatehpur Sikri, India

Panch Mahal is a palace in Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh, India.

The Panch Mahal meaning 'Five level Palace' was commissioned by Akbar This structure stands close to the Zenana quarters which supports the supposition that it was used for entertainment and relaxation. This is one of the most important buildings in Fatehpur Sikri. This is an extraordinary structure employing the design elements of a Buddhist Temple; entirely columnar, consisting of four stories of decreasing size arranged asymmetrically on the ground floor, which contains 84 columns. These columns, that originally had jaali between them, support the whole structure. Once these screens provided purdah to queens and princess on the top terraces enjoying the cool breeze and watching splendid views of Sikri fortifications and the town nestling at the foot of the ridge.

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Address Fatehpur Sikri, India

Coordinates 27°5'50.14" N 77°39'56.354" E

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