Thursday, September 17, 2009

Panch Mahal

To the right of Sunehra Makan is the elegant, airy 5 storeyed pavilion, the Panch Mahal. Each floor over here is smaller than the one below and it rises to a single domed kiosk on top supported by four columns providing a magnificent view of the city and its environs.


The moment you step amidst the red sand stone structures of the Fatehpur Sikri in Uttar Pradesh in India, you are bound to be entrapped by the magic in the air, the vague feeling of déjà vu which grips you as you are transported in to a land of the past, a land where the stories of chivalry and bravery turn real and almost tangible while you feel like reaching out and grasping element of an ear gone by. Welcome To Tours to Fatehpur Sikri, where you can rediscover the rich heritage of India, the endeavor of the charismatic Mughals. As you wander around the different Monuments in Fatehpur Sikri, stop by the Panch Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri, easily recognizable as the tallest building among all the monuments in Fatehpur Sikri.


Built as a form of homage to the memory of the memory of the great Sufi saint, Sheikh Salim Chisti, who, it is said, blessed the emperor with an heir to the Mughal throne in India, who was to be later known as Jahangir, the entirety of the fort of Fatehpur Sikri provides us even today with some of the most poignant examples of the brilliance of the architectural amalgamation of the Mughal styles with those from the various provinces of India. The Panch Mahal in Fatehpur Sikri is another example of this charming combination of patterns, a combination which makes it one of the most sought after locations for tourists on a trip to Fatehpur Sikri.

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