You Are Here

Home > India > Shaniwar Wada, Pune Historical Facts and Pictures

Fatehpur Sikri Historical Facts and Pictures

Fatehpur Sikri is a historical city located in the district of Agra in Uttar Pradesh, India. It was built by the Mughal emperor Akbar when he wanted to move his capital, after winning over Chittor and Ranthambore, from Agra to another location on Sikri ridge, in honor of the Sufi saint Salim Chishti. Fatehpur Sikri, initially known as Fatehabad, served as the Mughal capital between 1571 and 1585. It took around 15 years to complete the planning and construction of the walled city with all its royal palaces, courts, harem, private quarters and a mosque. One of the best instances of Mughal architecture, Fatehpur Sikri is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Fatehpur Sikri

Fatehpur Sikri

Fatehpur Sikri

Fatehpur Sikri Pictures

Fatehpur Sikri Pictures

Fatehpur Sikri Dargah

Fatehpur Sikri Dargah Images

Fatehpur Sikri Dargah Images

Fatehpur Sikri Dargah

Fatehpur Sikri Dargah

Fatehpur Sikri Plan

Fatehpur Sikri Plan

Fatehpur Sikri Plan

Fatehpur Sikiri Buland Darwaza

Fatehpur Sikiri Buland Darwaza

Fatehpur Sikiri Buland Darwaza

Fatehpur Sikiri Buland Darwaza Inne rview

Fatehpur Sikiri Buland Darwaza Inner view

Fatehpur Sikiri Jama Masjid

Fatehpur Sikiri Jama Masjid

Fatehpur Sikiri Jama Masjid

Fatehpur Sikri Diwan I Khas

Fatehpur Sikri Diwan I Khas

Fatehpur Sikri Diwan I Khas

Fatehpur Sikri Panch Mahal

Fatehpur Sikri Panch Mahal

Fatehpur Sikri Panch Mahal

Panch Mahal of Fatehpur Sikri

Panch Mahal of Fatehpur Sikri

Buildings and structures noted for their architecture and artwork include Buland Darwaza, Jama Masjid, Diwan-i-Aam, Diwan-i-Khas and the Tomb of Salim Chishti. The city is also known to be the place where the legends about Akbar and his famous courtiers, the Navaratnas (the nine jewels) were born. The house of Akbar’s Hindu minister Birbal is another main attraction for tourists.

Category

India

2 Responses to Fatehpur Sikri Historical Facts and Pictures

  1. Alainsojourner says:

    I love this place, especially the Jama Masjid. Mind-blowing.

  2. Alainsojourner says:

    I enjoyed around Fatehpur Sikri. It was a good thing that the weather was cooperating when I went there. I got some nice photos.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Quick Info

Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India

Cultural

1569
Mughal emperor Akbar
Mughal architecture
UNESCO World Heritage Site