Thursday, May 17, 2012

Panch Mahal, Fathepur Sikri

Panch Mahal is an important monument in the royal complex Fathepur Sikri built between 1570 and 1585.

It is a five-storey palace and it is located very close to the ladies quarters. For
this reason, it is believed that this served as a pleasure palace of Emperor Akbar.He primarily used it for relaxation and entertainment purpose.

This five storey structure, where each storey being smaller than the one upon which it stands. The structure has all together 176 columns. Of this there are 84 are on the ground floor, 56 on the first floor, 20 on the third floor, 12 on the fourth floor and last floor has 4 slender columns.
This pillars are richly carved an there are interesting variety of design and ornamentation on them.




47 comments:

Annmarie Pipa said...

so interesting and a remarkable structure...doe not look that old!!
that is a beautiful family picture!

Aishwarya said...

ooh nice blog:) This blog reminds me that i haven't explored India enough :P

Ranjana's craft blog said...

The Mahal is very beautiful

Zuzana said...

Love the last image, what a wonderful set of people.
Have you ever thought about publishing a book with all the images? You could call it "My India". I bet no one has ever traveled in your lovely land as much as you have.
xoxo

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Good...

Jeevan said...

Absolutely stunning!

ladyfi said...

Wonderful architecture.

Shobha said...

Nice family picture.

Gary said...

Great tour again, and nice to see your family!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Carver said...

You have so many beautiful places in your country.

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful palace against those pale skies! Wonderful captures, Rajesh, as always! Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Pearl Maple said...

Great photos, pretty amazing to see how much detail they put into decoration on those many floors of the buildings.

Annemor said...

Thanks, I like seeing India this way.
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HansHB said...

Great SkyWatch!
Have a nice weekend!

Mama Zen said...

That is really impressive!

Jim said...

Great shots.
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caughtbymycamera said...

Thank you for showing us another part of the rich culture of India. I never knew there were so many beautiful buildings in your country.

Liza said...

Beautiful pics! I love the last one, you have a beautiful family Rajesh.

Happy sky watching.

My Sky.

magiceye said...

amazing structure beautifully captured

Leovi said...

Nice pictures, I love this great structure!

Aarti said...

Oh wow, brought back fond memories.. Loved the 1st 2 snaps :)

sceneoftranquility said...

that's a beautiful old monument.

George said...

This is a beautiful palace -- I can understand why it would be used as a pleasure palace. Is that your family in the last photo?

Al said...

It looks so delicate but it must be strong to last so long. Great shots!

Suzy said...

Fatehpur Sikri is a fascinating place.

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice post. Beautiful structure.

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Kelly said...

I find the symmetry of this beautiful structure very pleasing to the eye.

Gemma Wiseman said...

An amazing building! This is like the architectural interpretation of a layered sponge cake! Great photos!

Chubby Chieque said...

What a marvelous treasure India preseved. It worth visiting even thru your lenses.

TY a mill for sharing.

Happy SSS...
/C

LV said...

After visiting your post, I feel I have made a trip there. So interesting.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Very nice image shares. Glad you took us along on a photo trip through the royal monument.

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Have a great Sunday!!

eden said...

Impressive structure. Beautiful shots.

Dianne said...

it is a magnificent place
I love your family photo :)

Rajesh said...

Thank you all for appreciating the architecture.

Jim said...

Amazing architecture.

Linda said...

I love the beautiful structures that have stood for so many years! And what a lovely family you have! Thank you for sharing these.

maria said...

Wonderful pics! Happy RT2!

Mine's here.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

You could title this photo The Pink Pleasure Palace!

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wifetoalineman02 said...

beautiful temple and family :-) Dropping by from last weeks MYM

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Arumugam Easwar said...

Beautiful temple. Nice capture.

Bushra said...

Magnificent!Awesome capture!

Vishal Rathod said...

Amazing Place . Seen lot of posts and want to go asap.

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mysay.in said...

gr8 captures !!! amazing bright snaps amazing monument !!

K V V S MURTHY said...

Great shot..I recalled some historical incidents.

Jaleela Banu said...

nice pictures

Ghazala Hossain said...

What a place, nice group picture :D

aliasgarmukhtiar mukhtiar said...

nice click