Located near the Jodha Bai Mahal in Fatehpur Sikri (39 kms away from Agra), Birbal Bhavan was built in 1571 as part of Akbar's harem. It was originally built for two of his favourite queens but it ended up becoming home to his courtier Raja Birbal Bhavan. It combines Mughal type of architecture with Persian art. It is typical of other buildings on the site and features intricately carved red sandstone arches and columns. The Birbal Bhawan is known for its intricate design and double domed architecture, which was designed to keep the building cool during summers.