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During the days of Akbar, the most prominent of the Mughal emperors, Fatehpur Sikri was the capital of Mughal India. After his death the city had been abandoned.About Fatehpur Sikri - The Ghost City, Uttar Pradesh Tourism, Visit Top Tourist Destinations, Monuments, Attractions, Places, How to reach Fatehpur Sikri, top, tourist, Fatehpur Sikri tourism, destinations in, Uttar Pradesh, monuments in Fatehpur Sikri, attractions in Fatehpur Sikri, places in Fatehpur Sikri, in india, how to reach, about Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh tourism, in Fatehpur Sikri, history of Fatehpur Sikri

 

 

 

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Fatehpur Sikri is located in Uttar Pradesh , about 40km ( 25 miles) west of Agra , the cityAbout Fatehpur Sikri - The Ghost City, Uttar Pradesh Tourism, Visit Top Tourist Destinations, Monuments, Attractions, Places, How to reach Fatehpur Sikri, top, tourist, Fatehpur Sikri tourism, destinations in, Uttar Pradesh, monuments in Fatehpur Sikri, attractions in Fatehpur Sikri, places in Fatehpur Sikri, in india, how to reach, about Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh tourism, in Fatehpur Sikri, history of Fatehpur Sikri famous for the Taj Mahal.

During the days of Akbar, the most prominent of the Mughal emperors, Fatehpur Sikri was the capital of Mughal India. After his death the city had been abandoned. Though very unlikely, the most popular reason told for this is some kind of water shortage or drought in the capital region.


Fatehpur Sikri is now a ghost city, popular among both tourists and archeologists. What you can see is magnificent ruins of the bygone era, some are in reserved excellent, and some are literally covered by shrubs and bushes.

 

Tourist Attractions in Fatehpur Sikri


Naubat Khana
Near the entry point to the city. The road passes through this building. Probably this was the place that announced the arrival of the emperor.

Diwan-i-Aam
Tourist Attractions in Fatehpur Sikri - Diwan-i-AamThe place where the ruler meets the general public. Diwan-i-Aam is a typical feature of all the Mughal palaces. At one end of the court is an elevated pavilion. The pierced stone screens are most noteworthy. Now the open court is converted into a garden with lawn, where once stood the courtiers in humility.

Diwan-i-Khas
Tourist Attractions in Fatehpur Sikri - Diwan-i-KhasThis is where Akbar met his ministers, scholars and generals to discuss religious and courtly matters. The central bracket is one of its kinds.
 

 

Birbalís House
Though it is named so, chances are unlikely that this was used by this famous minister of Akbar. This is one of the most beautiful buildings within the palace complex.

Mariam-uz-Zamaniís Palace
Tourist Attractions in Fatehpur Sikri - Mariam-uz-Zamaniís PalaceIt is believed that this building within a large court was used by Akbarís queen Mariam Zamani. Itís built in Hindu style with many themes taken from the Hindu mythology painted on the walls.
 

 


Pachisi Court
Tourist Attractions in Fatehpur Sikri - Pachisi CourtThis is located at the very center of the main palace complex. On the open floor are the markings of a board game called Pachisi , hence the name.
 

 

 


Char Chaman Tank
An ornate tank in the central court of the palace. Four bridges connects to the central platform.

Panch Mahal
A progressively diminishing 5 storied open structure. A five storied palatial structure.

Jama Masjid
Tourist Attractions in Fatehpur Sikri - Jama MasjidThe Cathedral Mosque of Fatehpur Sikri. A large mosque built by Akbar. The domed pavilions around the court are unique. The mosque is located at the highest point in Fatehpur Sikri.
 

 

 


Tomb of Salim Chisti
This white marble shrine houses the tomb of Salim Chisti, a saint and spiritual master of Akbar. In fact Akbar built the capital at Fatehpur Sikri in respect of Salim Chisti.

Buland Darwaza
A huge gateway to the Jama Masjid.

 

How to reach there...

 

Fatehpur Sikri lies on NH11 at Agra-Jaipur highway, just 40 kms from Agra. It is well connected by road. Agra is the nearest major town with bus, Rail and air connectivity.

 

 

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