Fatehpur Sikri, is a walled city which was once ruled by Sikarwar Rajput’s in the 12th century. The city was founded by Mughal Emperor Akbar in the year 1569 which is situated at a distance of 37 kms from the city of Taj – Agra. Mughal Emperor Akbar visited this place in search of a great Sufi Saint Sheikh Salim Chisti, who predicted the birth of Akbar’s son who will be his heir. Later, when the words came true, Akbar decided to establish this city of Fatehpur and a mosque to pay tribute to the Sufi Saint.
Fatehpur Sikri, is a beautifully ancient city which was built and established between the year 1571 to 1585 using the finest red sandstone getting inspiration from Mughal, Hindu and Persian architectural designs. The city was fortified with a long stretch of 11kms high walls and numerous gateways. The city comprises a massive palace for the King Akbar and three smaller palaces for his wives, a mosque dedicated to Sufi Saint, cluster of several complexes for different purposes, courtyards and a majestic gateway to enter the city named Bulaand Darwaza.
Fatehpur Sikri Tour Packages, will allow you to witness the excellent history of Fatehpur Sikri which was the first planned city built by Mughals in India. However, due to shortage of water and repeated wars with Rajput’s of Rajasthan, Akbar decided to move his capital to Lahore within 20 years of establishing Fatehpur Sikri as the capital. Later, in 1598 Akbar again moved his capital from Lahore to Agra. The mosque built adjoining the main palace is the replica of the mosque of Mecca which is inspired by Persian and Hindu architecture.
Custom Tours India, would like to welcome you to this beautiful ancient city which was once the ruling seat of Mughals. Being one of the stops in the Golden Triangle Tour of India, Fatehpur Sikri is the perfect place to witness the Mughal architecture along with other sites of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. Below mentioned places are the top attractions of Fatehpur Sikri.