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Tourist Attractions in Fatehpur Sikri

Tourist attractions in Fatehpur Sikri allure every body visiting Agra. Fatehpur Sikri is historical city built by Mughal Emperor Akbar. Fatehpur Sikri is located at distance of 37 km from Agra and perched on hilltop and redstone is used to build it. From 1571 to 1585, Fatehpur Sikri was his political capital along with Agra. Fatehpur Sikri is extremely intricate example of Mughal Architecture. Here you will be amazed to see best example of fusion of Hindu and Muslim architectures. There are huge courtyards, open pavilions, glorifies palaces and many ponds and fountains. Fatehpur Sikri is a World Heritage Site and has one of the largest mosques in India the Jama Masjid.

Tourist attractions in Fatehpur Sikri are largely the monuments built on special architecture. Fatehpur Sikri was built when Sufi Salim Chisti, who lived in village Sikri, granted Akbar's wish for a son. Fatehpur Sikri shows great effort in its building style and it was planned on a definite mathematical grid as proved by researches. Fatehpur Sikri has it's own aura owing to the architectural marvels housed in this city. You can notice the fine designing performed in various monuments in the city. The city is divided into royal and spiritual enclosures. You can visit many tourist attractions in Fatehpur Sikri namely Tomb of Shaikh Salim Chishti'Naubat'-or 'Naqqar Khana' (drum-house), 'Taksal' (mint), 'Karkhanas' (royal workshop), 'Khazana' (treasury), Hakim's quarters, Diwan-i-Am (hall of public audience), House of Maryam also called "Sunahra Makan" (Golden House), Palace of Jodh Bai, Birbal's house and more.

Main tourist attractions in Fatehpur Sikri are 

Diwan-I-Am: Diwan-I-Am or the Hall Of Public Audience was used for the public meetings, as was the practice in Mughal empires. All the celebrations and public prayers were conducted here. Diwan-khana-I-khaas : This enclosure that is Hall of Private Audience was used for private and special meetings. It was beautifully designed.

The Jami Masjid: This mosque in Fatehpur Sikri is the largest mosque in India. Within the masjid, there is tomb of royal ladies, Stone Cutter's mosque that is the oldest place of worship in Fatehpur Sikri. There is large courtyard.

Buland Darwaza ranks among the biggest gateways in world and is the highest and grandest gateway of India. A 13-meter high flight of steps is provided to approach it. The gate was built in 1602 AD to mark the Akbar's victory over Deccan.


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