"Fatehpur Sikri (I)" Agra Off The Beaten Path Tip by Nprawira

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  Panch Mahal
by Nprawira

Akbar built this complex between 1571 and 1585, which served as the Mughal capital for 14 years. It is an open, airy palace with many courtyards between the royal quarters. Akbar was a secular who married a Christian, a Muslim as well as a Hindu who each had their own compound in Fatehpur Sikri. The tallest structure there is this 5-storeyed Panch Mahal overlooking a huge courtyard where the emperor used to play a ludo-like game using court ladies as pawns.

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  • Written Feb 2, 2006
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