Panch Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra

 

Panch Mahal1_1Panch Mahal of Fatehpur Sikri, Agra, India, is a five-storied palatial structure, with the tiers gradually diminishing in size, till the final one, which is a single large-domed Chhatri.  It was built for the ladies of the court. The floors are supported by intricately carved columns on each level, totaling to 176 columns in allPanch Mahal 2_2 Panch Mahal4_4

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4 thoughts on “Panch Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra

    • Though it looks like a temple but it is not a temple. This is one of the Royal Palaces of Fatehpur Sikri constructed by Mughal emperor Akbar. Fatehpur Sikri is one of the best preserved collections of Mughal architecture in India.

  1. Ya, it looks like a temple because of its pyramidal structure. It has been observed that major ancient monuments like this one are built in a pyramidal shape which also includes temples and palaces in India. However, this is Panch Mahal in Agra built by the famous emperor Akbar and it is not a temple.

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