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Daftar Khana

Daftar Khana is a 16th century structure situated at the southern end of the palace complex of Fatehpur Sikri in Agra District. The entire building conforms to the Mughal architecture. The word 'Daftar Khana' means 'record room'. This small palace was built for maintaining records files and important document.

Standing on plinth, the palace is rectangular in plan measuring about 19 m north-south by 19 m east-west. It has a large window open to the edge of the ridge, where Akbar would show himself to the populace every day. The walls contain row of three deeply recessed arches surrounded by two superimposed single arches. The arched windows, which are seen above the lintels, are filled with beautiful tracery work in red sandstone.

Updated on 3rd July, 2019
District: Agra
Location: Fatehpur Sikri

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