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Birbal's House in Fatehpur Sikri

The house of Raja Birbal, the great man of wit at Akbar's court is a double storied building with beautiful carvings on the walls and ceilings. The buildings at Fatehpur Sikri are superb examples of Akbar’s fusion style of architecture.

Built of red sandstone, Fatehpur Sikri is a beautiful blend of Hindu and Islamic architectural elements. The sandstone is richly ornamented with carvings and latticework.

Fatehpur Sikri was the political capital of India’s Mughal empire under Akbar’s reign. It is located near Agra, known as the city of Taj, in Uttar Pradesh. Fatehpur Sikri is included in the list of  UNESCO World Heritage Site.