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Panch Mahal - Fatehpur Sikri

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Address: Fatehpur Sikri, India
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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 4 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't be put off by the fact that it's been rebuilt because it's been done rally well to match the original. Very spectacular and vast. Well worth a visit. Allow a good hour and half at least to see it all. Be warned if you go around near the mosque you will be confronted by aggressive sellers- you will need... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Get a guide to explain the ghost city. Very interesting site with huge buildings throughout site. Need an explanation of the site, do not just visit and wander around reading placards.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is a holy place. Shoes are not allowed inside and if you wear a skirt or short pants you will have to wrap a cloth around your waist which is given maybe. Nice historical place.

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Goa, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Located at Fatehpur Sikri, Panch Mahal is the five storied structure, which gives it its name. It is one of the most amazing structure at Fatehpur Sikri, which is built using Red stone and each floor being supported on pillars. The Mahal appears beautiful and provides a great backdrop for photography.

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Udaipur, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

five-storied palatial structure, with the tiers gradually diminishing in size, till the final one, which is a single large-domed chhatri.

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