Fatehpur Sikri


An epic in red sandstone, the city of Fatehpur Sikri was built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar during 1564 A.D. A sonless Akbar had gone to Sikri to seek the blessings of a muslin saint, Sheikh Salim Chishti. When his son was finally born, Akbar constructed the famous city of Fatehpur Sikri in gratitude to the mystic and named it his capital. Later, due to administrative reasons, Akbar had to abandon this city. This now deserted city still contains many reminders of its resplendent past. The beautiful marble tomb of Sheikh Salim Chishti attracts thousands of visitors who seek the blessings of the revered saint. Other monuments worth visiting are the towering Buland Darwaza (built to commemorate Akbar’s Gujarat campaign ), Diwan-i-Am, Diwan-i-Khas, Panch Mahal, Jodha Bai's Palace and Birbal Bhavan.

 

 

 

 


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