The beauty of the red sandstone charms you the moment you step within the vicinity of the Fatehpur Sikri while on a Tour to Uttar Pradesh. Elegance personified, the entirety of the complex of Fatehpur Sikri is adorned with some of the finest elements of the reign of the Mughals. Characteristic in its grandeur, which corresponds to the regality of the Mughals, the entirety of Fatehpur Sikri is a definite must-include if you plan a tour to Uttar Pradesh. Of the Monuments in Fatehpur Sikri, perhaps one of the most notable is the Palace of Jodha Bai, Fatehpur Sikri.
Jodha Bai Palace History
Built as a form of homage to the memory of the great Sufi saint, Sheikh Salim Chisti, who, it is said, blessed the emperor with an heir to the Mughal throne in India, later known as Jahangir, Fatehpur Sikri was built in 1571 and stood as the capital of the Mughal empire till the year 1585. It was abandoned due to what, today, is guessed by historians to be a severe water shortage.
Declared one of the prestigious World Heritage Monuments by UNESCO in 1986, Fatehpur Sikri is today one of the most popular tourist destinations while on a trip to Uttar Pradesh.
Jodha Bai Palace Architecture
Jodha Bai Palace of the Rajput queen of Emperor Akbar is one of the most charming examples of Rajput and Mughal architectural styles. The palace, which is located on the eastern side of the entirety of the fort, was used, according to modern historians, as a residence for the various queens of Akbar as well as the other members of the harem.
Corresponding to the style used in Hindu architecture, the main palace has a courtyard, around which the entirety of the palace is built. The living quarters are all built after keeping the courtyard as the center of the complex. Added to the brilliance of the red sandstone are the turquoise bricks, which are used on the roofs of the buildings.
FAQs about Jodha Bai Palace
Ans. Jodha Bai Palace was built by Mughal Emperor Akbar. He had 3 wives and constructed this palace for his Hindu wife, Jodha Bai.
Ans. Jodha Bai Palace ticket price is INR 20 for Indians and INR 260 for Foreigners.
Ans. The Palace of Jodha Bai Fatehpur Sikri is open from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM.