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Birbal Bhavan

Address: State Highway 45 - Fatehpur Sikri, Agra, India, Agra, India
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Ranked #21 of 67 Attractions in Agra
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Hyderabad
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74 reviews 74 reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Place is considered to be the residence of one of the nine gems of Akbar - Birbal. It is located in Fatehpur Sikri. Made of red stone. Unfortunately the monument is not maintained well.

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Jaipur, India
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The place is considered to be the residence of one of the nine gems of Akbar - Birbal. It is located in Fatehpur Sikri.

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Jaipur, India
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The palace (residence) of Birbal located at Fatherpur Sikri near Agra. I could relate the shooting of 2-3 Bollywood movies at this structure.

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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Very peaceful and nice place and I went with my family to show attraction. I visit in Delhi and always go there at times

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goa
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Nice place of historical importance. Guides try to skip some parts to hurry up your tour though. could be kept better.

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Pisa, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Built by Emperor Akbar for Birbal , Birbal Bhawan is located in Fatehpur Sikri near the Jodha Bai Palace. The Birbal Bhawan is known for its intricate design and double domed architecture, which was designed to keep the building cool during summers. French author Victor Hughes was very impressed with Birbal Bhawan and said it looked like a miniature jewellery... More 

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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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