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Birbal Bhavan

State Highway 45 - Fatehpur Sikri, Agra, India, Agra, India
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Ranked #20 of 79 Attractions in Agra
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Second time we have visited the Jodhabai's palace. There we have seen the Birbal Bhavan. During first time visit, that guide explained beautifully. This time it was not.

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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Good place in Fathehpur sikri For historians very good place to visit. else not much to see The carvings on the walls are really good.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Birbal Bhavan is one of the many buildings in World Heritage listed Fatehpur Sikri. Built in 1571 as part of Akbar's harem, it was originally built for two of his favourite queens. It ended up becoming home to his courtier Raja Birbal Bhavan. It is typical of other buildings on the site and features intricately carved red sandstone arches and... More

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Varanasi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

As a part of the Jodha Bai Palace at Fathehpur Sikri, this little palace was a marvel of the civil engineering of those old times, where the most trusted right hand man/minister , and one of the most wise man of those times BIRBAL lived for many years of his life.It was nice to see the residence of the man... More

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Agra, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Nice masonry (Stone art) are the specialty of Birbal Bhavan. Old time civil engineering has been nicely portrayed.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

It was good to see birbal bhavan in agra. History says birbal used to reside there for sometime. Good place to see.

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Del Mar, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Very populat location, but also very peacefull. - I know that sounds like a contradiction ! Well worth a visit

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Birbal Bhavan is a small historic palace which was the official house of Raja Birbal who was the Emperor Akbar’s preferred noble. It is located in Fatehpur Sikri close to the Jodha Bai Palace. This elegant structure built in the Mughal architectural style blends certain Persian traits.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Fatehpur Sikri is one of the most amazing places that I visited in India. It is so well-preserved. This is also one of the few places that I recommend getting a guide. It is so important that you understand the confluence of religion and architecture at this place. The guide that I used who had great English and a solid... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

the palace was first made for one of the queens of akbar, being the typical wife :D she dint like it, and Birbal being a smart guy took it up as his own residential place, nice work mixture or islamic, persian, hindu architecture

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