The fortified city of Fatehpur Sikri was founded in 1569 by one of the greatest Mughal emperors, Akbar, and served as his capital for around 14 years. Though he later abandoned it, the City of Victory remained alive in the pages of Indian history for its architectural grandeur. Presently, this phantom city is well-preserved with its palaces, public buildings, residential areas, gazebos, pavilions and mosques.

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Attractions in Fatehpur-sikri

  • Jama Masjid

    Jama Masjid

    One of the world's most beautiful mosques, Jama Masjid is a perfect example of Islamic-Persian architecture. Built in 1571-72, this great mosque is one of the largest in India and can accommodate 10000 pilgrims.

  • Buland Darwaza

    Buland Darwaza

    Located within the Jama Masjid complex, the massive Buland Darwaza was built by Akbar to commemorate his victory. Built of red and buff sandstone, this gate stands as an epitome of the Mughal empire's grandeur.

  • Tomb of Salim Chishti

    Tomb of Salim Chishti

    The pure white marble Tomb of Salim Chishti can be rightly called as one of the finest examples of Mughal architecture. It is the burial place of the Sufi saint, who bestowed upon Akbar the gift of fatherhood.

  • Panch Mahal

    Panch Mahal

    As the name suggests, Panch Mahal is a 5-storey palace supported by 84 pillars on the first floor. This fascinating structure, also known as Badgir or wind tower, provides a majestic view of the fortified town of Sikri.

  • Diwan-e-Am and Diwan-e-Khas

    Diwan-e-Am and Diwan-e-Khas

    Diwan-e-Am is a sprawling courtyard where Akbar gave public appearance and meted out justice to his subjects. To its north is the Diwan-e-Khas, which is also known as the Jewel House for its spectacular throne.

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