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Built by Mughal emperor Akbar, Fatehpur Sikri is a good example of Mughal architecture. A famous myth is attached to the making of this city. It is believed that Emperor Akbar made a pilgrimage to seek the blessing of Saint Sheikh Salim Chisti, in order to have a male heir. And soon his wish was fulfilled. So in order to show his happiness he founded a new city ....that is Fatehpur Sikri

Fatehpur Sikri - Agra

There are a number of buildings within the Fatehpur Sikri complex. Each of the small Palaces inside the city has a specific purpose and generally faces a courtyard. Fatehpur Travel Guide tells about every location and things that one can cover on your excursion to Fatehpur.

Information About Fatehpur Sikri
» Ankh Michauli : This structure was used as a treasury. Akbar paid his personal attention upon the management of revenue and expenditure with great care. Ankh Michauli has four-room structure forming a semi-open space. Being a collector, Akbar stored artifacts and rare manuscripts here along with family heirlooms.

» Diwan-i-Khas Hall of Private Audience : It is also known as the "The Jewel House or The Ekstambha Prasada".This exquisite structure have two stories from outside, but is single chambered with high ceiling from inside. It is surrounded by 4 kiosk and lies in the middle of a court.

» Buland Darwaza : Built in 1575, the Buland Darwaza or triumphal gateway was made to celebrate Akbar's successful Gujarat campaign. The 54 m high darwaza is the most stupendous architectural work of the Mughals. The gateway is approached by a steep flight of steps, which add height and majesty to the entire structure.

» Panch Mahal : The most interesting building in Fatehpur Sikri is the Panch Mahal, which is a five-storied pavilion of winds. The first two floors are of equal size, while the next two are graded. On top is a single kiosk or open pavilion. Each of the floors is supported on pillars.

» Anup Talao : This was the recreation place for the Emperor and it was here that Tansen used to entertain Akbar and his guests. It is also called as "The Peerless Pool or Kapur Talao".

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Fatehpur Sikri Travel 40 km from Agra city. Agra is well connected by air with Khajuraho, Varanasi, and Delhi. It has good rail and bus connections with major Indian cities.



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