Resplendent in the air of regality, that can be said to be the characteristic feature of the Mughal emperors, Fatehpur Sikri remains even today one of the most precious relics of the reign of the Mughals in India. Surrounded with a history that dates back to ages immemorial, Tours to Fatehpur Sikri remains one of the most enigmatic parts of a Tour to Uttar Pradesh.
Located at a distance of around 26 miles west of the city of Agra, one of the most prominent centers of the Mughal reign, Fatehpur Sikri, even today plays an extremely important role amongst the various Cities in Uttar Pradesh in India. Once the political capital of the Mughal dynasty during the rule of Emperor Akbar and a flourishing city till the year 1585, when it was abandoned, due to a cause, which can be today guessed to be a severe water scarcity, the entirety of the city of Fatehpur Sikri is a dream constructed in red sandstone.
It is said that one of the greatest disappoints of Emperor Akbar was the fact that he was without an heir. Once, in order to seek blessings to remedy the situation, the emperor traveled to the abode of the revered saint Sheik Salim Chisti, the renowned Sufi saint who blessed him with a son, who was to be later known as Jahangir.
The entirety of this beautiful complex is known for its uniform division of built forms and open spaces which create an overall effect which is extremely characteristic of the architectural style of the Mughal dynasty.
Today regarded as one of the most important buildings amongst a list of World Heritage Structures which has been brought forward by the UNESCO, a visit to the Fatehpur Sikri in Agra in India remains one of the fondest dreams of Indians from all around the world.