History of Fatehpur Sikri, India
Fatehpur Sikri which is just west of Agra is a small city in northern India. Fatehpur Sikri was founded by the great Mughal emperor Akbar, in the year 1569, and is used as the capital of the Mughal Empire during the years 1571-1585. Earlier Fatehpur Sikri was named as Fateh which means victory; later on it was known as Fatehpur Sikri. It was home for the birth of navaratnas (9 jewels). Fatehpur Sikri was listed among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and it ranks among the mostly visited spots in India. Fatehpur Sikri is well connected with other parts of the country so is easily accessible. The nearest airport to fatehpur Sikri is located in Agra. By road, it is very well connected with Delhi, Jaipur and other places. Buland Darwaza, Panch Mahal, Tomb of Salim Chisti and Diwan-i-Khas are some of the major monuments or best attractions in Fatehpur Sikri. In addition to these, Palace of Jodha Bai, Diwan-i-Aam, Birbal Bhawan and Karawan Serai are other important monuments in Fatehpur Sikri. These buildings are specimens of grand Mughal and Persian architecture.
It is the symbol of renowned Mughal architecture with unique designs and artworks. The building was made of red stones and Akbar planned to renew the Persian court splendors made by his ancestor Timur, but ultimately it came through as the classic Indian embellishments.
Soon after its completion Fatehpur Sikri was deserted because of insufficient water due to natural reasons and was further triggered by the closeness of the Rajputana areas. The city is a beautiful piece of art that surrounds brilliant works by great minds of the strong Mughal period influenced by the emperors.
Timings to visit Fatehpur Sikri, India : It is opened all days from sunrise to sunset.
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