Located near Agra in Uttar Pradesh, Fatehpur Sikri - once the political capital of Mughal Emperor Akbar – is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site with great historical significance. It has a grand fort and some stunning monuments that are a blend of Mughal and Persian architecture. A site that represents the erstwhile grandeur of the Mughal dynasty, it ranks among the most visited historical sites in India.
The Fatehpur Sikri Fort is a wonderful structure to get a peek into the rich historical culture of the Mughal Empire. The Fort came into existence between 1571 to 1585 as during this time, Fatehpur Sikri served as the capital of the Mughal dynasty. Apart from the majestic and grand fort, it has a several beautiful palaces, halls and mosques that depict the architectural legacy of the dynasty.
A visit to the Fatehpur Sikri Fort means you will revel in the site of the Buland Darwaza – the largest gateway in the world. The royal chamber of Emperor Akbar - Diwan-i-Khas - Hall is another major attraction here. Other places worth visiting include Panch Mahal, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Palace of Jodha Bai, Birbal Bhawan, Diwan-i-Aam and Karawan Serai. So, do visit this historical place and take a peek into the glorious past!