Fatehpur Sikri

Fatehpur Sikri is a magnificent city which was founded in 1569 by the Mughal Emperor Akbar and served as the capital of the Mughal Empire from 1571 to 1585. This city is 40 km away from Agra. It is said that Akbar went to a saint known as Shaikh Salim Chishti who lived in a city called Sikri whose blessing gave Akbar 3 sons. As a gesture of gratitude Akbar built a whole new city in Sikri and named his new capital Fatehpur Sikri or the “City of Victory”. Fatehpur Sikri is one of the finest examples of the magnificent Mughal architecture at its height. There are many breathtaking sites here like a stunning mosque, Buland Darwaza, Diwan-i-am etc. The city was an Indo-Islamic masterpiece, but due to the water shortages, it was abandoned shortly. A visit to Fatehpur Sikri and is like going down the Mughal culture and History. All the monuments here are a blend of Mughal and Persian architecture.

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Food and Cuisine

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Things To Do

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The easiest method of reaching Fatehpur Sikri is by air. The Agra airport is nearest to Fatehpur Sikri which is situated at a distance of 40 km from the city.


Reaching Fatehpur Sikri by road can be a good option since the region is well connected to all the major cities. The Idgah bus stand is the main bus stand of Agra, from where one can catch buses for Delhi, Jaipur, Mathura, Fatehpur-Sikri, etc.


The main railway station is in Agra Cantonment which is well connected to all the major railway stations of India including cities like Delhi, Varanasi as well as a number of the cities in Rajasthan.