FATEHPUR SIKRI

fatehpur-sikri1ABOUT : Fatehpur Sikri is a small and very beautiful city situated near the Agra (District of U.P.). Mughal Emperor of the 16th century Akbar founded this city in 1569 and later it was served as the capital of Mughal Dynasty from 1571-1585. Fatehpur Sikri is tagged as the World Heritage Site and it is in the list of most visited monuments in the world.

Fatehpur Sikri is very popular due to the presence of several beautiful structures inside it :

  • Buland Darwaza
  • Jama Masjid
  • Tomb of Salim
  • Diwan-i-Aam
  • Diwan-i-Khas
  • Ibadat Khana
  • Anup Talao
  • Huzra-i-Anup Talao
  • Palace of Marim-uz-Zamani
  • Naubat Khana
  • Pachisi Court
  • Panch Mahal
  • House of Birbal
  • Hiran Minar

 

REASON BEHIND : The main story behind the construction of this city is that when Mughal Emperor Babar defeated the Rana Sanga in the battle at Sikri then Emperor Akbar wanted to make a headquarter for himself, then he built this beautiful city named Fatehabad, later it was called as Fatehpur Sikri.

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