Fatehpur Sikri essentially used to be the historical capital of twin village of Fatehpur and Sikri. At present, the city is situated amidst barren ridge. Fatehpur Sikri was established by Emperor Akbar. This fascinating ghost city is a testimony to the Mughal civilization and offers a unique example of architectural collection of very high quality that constructed during 1571 and 1585. The literal meaning of Fatehpur Sikri is the City of Victory and it is a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
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It is a 15-story high gateway that is situated on the Northeastern entrance of the city of Fatehpur Sikri to safeguard it. This building is said to be constructed in the year 1575. It was specially made by Emperor Akbar to celebrate his victory. The huge structure is approached by a vertical journey of 42 steps, which add height and magnificence to the whole structure.
Fatehpur Sikri Fort:
Fatehpur Sikri Fort complex is comprised of several important architectures. Those architectures include Private Living Quarter, Miriam Palace, Jodhabai' s Palace , Diwan- e-Aam and Diwan-e-Khas.
Built similar to a Buddhist Temple, this was mainly a pleasure palace of Emperor Akbar. He used to visit this for relaxation and entertainment. The structure has been designed in a way that each story is pillared. The whole structure is well-ventilated and was styled to give break from the steaming summers of Agra.
Salim Chisti Tomb:
Khwaza Salim Chisti is a very famous sufi saint that has strong connections with this place. On his name, the tomb was built. It appears like a marble Jewel-box that was built originally with Red-sandstone. Later on, it was converted into marble one. The exterior of this tomb is also amazing.