Hathi Pol

Historical

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Distance (From Fatehpur Sikri Railway Station): 1 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 15 Mins or Less

Place Location: In Fatehpur Sikri Fort

Transportation Options: Walk/Trek

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 1 km from Fatehpur Sikri Railway Station, Hathi Pol is situated on southern corner of Caravanserai in the palace complex of Fatehpur Sikri Fort. It was built by the Emperor Akbar between 1571 and 1585. The Hathi pol was probably the imperial entrance to the complex.

The gateway is made up of rubble and finished with red sandstone and marble. The gateway is fortified and contains battlements. The main entrance is a plain structure with a height of 5.2 m. The name Hathi Pol was kept as it was once adorned with two beautiful stone carved elephants of 3.7 m high on either side of the gate. One can see partially survived elephants on both sides of the gateway. There is a 3m wide gallery at the entrance arch which is accessible by a narrow staircase.

Complex Entry Fee: Rs.20 for Indians and Rs.260 for Foreigners.

Timings: 7 AM to 6 PM. Closed on Friday.