Birbal’s Palace in Fatehpur Sikri is considered to be one of the prime palaces of the Mughal era. According to history, the palace was also used as the residence of King Akbar’s senior queens—Ruqayya Begum and Salima Sultan Begum.
The palace is unique because it boasts of both Hindu and Mughal architectural influences. In a way, it represented the merge of two cultures—a fact which is evident in the colour, shape and carvings inside and outside the palace. Birbal was respected for his great wit and was often relied upon during entertainment programmes.
Birbal’s Palace is also known as Northern Palace of the Haram Sara and is an integral part of the Imperial Harem in Fatehpur Sikri.