This house is believed to have been built during the Mughal period (1526-1858). It was constructed for Akbar's first wife, Sultana Ruqayya Begum, who was a Turk.
The palace is also known as Anup Talao Pavilion. It is a single storied apartment, internally measuring 4 m by 2 m enclosed within columned verandahs. All its walls and the pillars are adorned with beautiful Kashmiri-style wood carvings.
To the left of the Pachisi Board is the Turkish Sultana’s house. The house, as its location at the corner of Anup Talao shows, was a pavilion for repose, attached to the pool. The geometrical pattern on the ceiling is reminiscent of Central Asian carvings in wood.