Fatehpur Sikri is a small town in Agra which was founded as the capital of the Mughal Empire by the most popular and legendary Mughal emperor- Akbar. Fatehpur Sikri is a UNESCO’s World Heritage Site which is dotted with a marvelous structure which widely includes Islamic architectural style and Mughal style. Akbar’s son Jahangir was born at the village – Fatehpur Sikri and since then he began the construction of a religious compound to commemorate the Sheikh who had predicted the birth. Later he began the construction of a walled city and imperial palaces in the town. With the span of time, the city is widely known as Fatehpur Sikri, the “City of Victory”.
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Some of the most important buildings in this city are
Buland Darwaza – A congregational mosque, the Buland Darwaza is 55 meters high from the outside. The gate is adorned with the inscriptions in the archway. The colossal gateway is a building in itself which is considered as the greatest architectural monument of Akbar’s reign. It was built to commemorate the Victory of Akbar over Gujarat.
Jama Masjid – The grand structure of Fatehpur Sikri is considered as one of the most impressive architecture in the world. It contains twp entrances, which include the steps are Buland Darwaja and Kings Gate which is a special route for King’s entrance. It was built in the way of Indian mosques with iwans around the courtyard.
Tomb of Sheikh Salim Chishti – The beautiful white marble tomb of Sheikh Salim Chisti occupies a major attraction of a prominent position in the courtyard. It is one of the most significant Sufi shrines which is also considered a very sacred place. People visit the tomb every Thursday and offer their prayer to this great saint.
Diwan-i-Aam – A hall for a public audience, is a building topology which can be seen in many cities. It is a place where rulers meet the general public. A pavilion-like-structure includes multi-bayed rectangular structure fronting a large open space where the general public can easily occupy their space.
Diwan-i-Khas – It is a hall which is specifically designed for a private audience, which is a plain square building with four roofs. Diwan-i-Khas is famous for its central pillar, which has a square base and an octagonal shaft, both are carved with stunning floral design and bands of geometric. Furthermore, its thirty-six serpentine brackets are a major support for a circular platform for Akbar, which is connected to each corner of the monument on the first floor.
How to reach?
By road – The town is about 39 kilometers away from Agra. The nearest airport is situated in Agra known as Kheria Airport, which is approx 40 kilometers away from Fatehpur Sikri. The nearest railway station is Fatehpur Sikri railway station, which is just 1 kilometer away from the heart of the city.
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