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Turkish Sultana's Pavilion (Hujra-i-Anup Talao), Fatehpur Sikri

Commonly known as the Turkish Sultana’s Pavilion, Hujra-i-Anup Talao is a small and beautiful structure which has been described as a ‘superb jewel casket’. The carvings on its bracket friezes, pillars and pilasters are so intricate that they appear to be the work of wood-carvers rather than that of stonemasons.

The pavilion has square piers and is connected to the ground floor of the Khwabgah complex through a verandah and a portico in the west. The carvings of this structure show the arabesque designs of bell, floral and herring-bone shapes. The dado panels depict scenes of forests and gardens.

Fatehpur Sikri, one of the historic travel destinations in Uttar Pradeh, India, was built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar. Included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Fatehpur Sikri was the first planned city of the Mughals.