It was good to see birbal bhavan in agra. History says birbal used to reside there for sometime. Good place to see.
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.
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
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
Birbal Bhavan is is Fatehpur Sikri. Built by the emperor for one of his wives who did not like it, he gave it to one of his courtiers. It is a smal, compact palace, depicting the Mughal architectural style blended with a Persian construction style.
I found it very interesting that Akbar took such good care of his wives and his minister. Birbal's Bhavan was originally built for his Christian wife. She did not like it, so Akbar modified it for Birbal!
Beautiful carvings and designs adorn the walls of this haveli styled dwelling place of the famed minister Birbal. Local guides say that Akbar had this built for one of his wives who refused to stay here and was later on gifted to Birbal. The design draws inspirations from Hindu architecture and Jain styles.
Indian folklore is full of stories of how Birbal won the Emperor Akbar's heart through his wit and intelligence. Birbal was one of the first commoners to be made a king by the emperor and given a palace in the royal house. His palace has Hindu Architecture on the inside and Mughal architecture on the outside.
Fatehpur is almost a 1/2 day trip or more depending on how much you want to learn about the historical significance. Apparently there is quite a bit of confusion in the history in the place. Birbal house is supposed to be the quarters of Birbal, the minister of Akbar. Quoting Victor Hugo, the place looks like "a small palace or... More
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