Situated within the fort complex of Fatehpur Sikri
, it is a five storey airy sandstone pavilion. It was built by Akbar
for his pleasure and relaxation.
The highest point in Fatehpur Sikri, Panch Mahal was used by the emperor’s queens, and originally it had stone screens on the sides. The stone screens have been removed and the open colonnades are visible now.
Each storey is stepped back from the previous one. There is a small cabin at the top, and its dome is supported by four columns. The lower floor has 56 columns.
The western part of Fatehpur Sikri including Buland Darwaja can be seen from here.