Turkish Sultana's House - History, Timings & Entry Fee


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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, Turkish Sultana's house is situated to the north-east corner of Anoop Talao inside the complex of Fatehpur Sikri Fort. It is also called Anoop Talao Pavilion.

Built in red sand stone, the exterior and interior of the palace are beautifully ornamented with carvings and it has a balcony on each side. It is believed that this building was the home of two Turkish queens of Akbar called Salima Sultan Begum and Ruqayya Begum. It was probably used as a pleasure pavilion by the Turkish queens attached to the pond.

This is a square building, etched in floral and geometric patterns. The main chamber is one among the richly ornamented structures of the harem complex. The structure comprises of richly carved panels, pilasters, columns, friezes and brackets. It is connected to the ground floor of the Khwabgah complex through a verandah and it has a portico in the west. Both the verandah and portico have stone screens with lattice work.

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

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