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.
Uttar Pradesh is a land of diverse cuisines offering various options for food lovers. Visit the state to experience food like never before.
Uttar Pradesh is a mixture of various cultures and traditions organising various events and festivals. Visit the state to experience the rich culture.
Uttar Pradesh is the hub of diversity, culture, customs and traditions. Explore and indulge into the endless activities here.
Quite impressed by Lucknow as a city - great roads, a charming historical feel, some green pockets. Tempted to travel around UP!
I decided to visit the Taj Mahal. I've always wanted to see this. It is even more stunning than I expected. It's incredible what people can build and what love can motivate us to build.
The power of the Kashi Vishwanath temple hit us! Incredibly powerful. So greatful to the divine universal spirit of all.