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Jama Masjid, Fatehpur Sikri

Jama Masjid in Fatehpur Sikri is one of the most notable tourist destinations for people visiting Fatehpur Sikri in Uttar Pradesh. Agra is usually the base if you wish to visit Fatehpur Sikri end explore the place. Agra is well connected to Delhi and some other major Indian cities by air. The Taj Express or the Shatabdi express are the options if you are looking to travel by rail. Located at a distance of 204 km from Delhi, many people also prefer to drive down to Fatehpur Sikri.

Jama Masjid is an awe inspiring structure. The mosque was built in 1571 under the patronage of the Mughal Emperor, Akbar the Great. The mosque is one of the largest in the world. The temple, quite like all other Mughal architecture, is built on a raised platform and has a large central dome with surrounding minarets and other smaller domes. The exalted courtyard is used for religious gatherings now, where devout Muslims gather to pray. Jama Masjid in Fatehpur Sikri in Uttar Pradesh is built with a combination of red sandstone and fine, white marble.

Within the mosque complex is housed the holy shrine of the famous Sufi saint, Sheikh Salim Chisti. The lattice work done in white marble that adorns the shrine is the work of a true master. Towards the right side of the mosque is the Jammat Khana hall. The Zenana Rauza, the tomb of the women of the royal household, follows.

Do not worry for lodging when you are on a Visit to Fatehpur Sikri near Agra in Uttar Pradesh. The city has a wide range of hotels and rest houses like the UPSTDC's tourist complex, Taj Khema near the Taj Mahal etc. All these hotels offer accommodation in tents and deluxe rooms, so as to make your trip all the more enjoyable. You can also stay at the UPSTDC Tourist Bungalow as well. Hotels and restaurants at Agra offer Indian, Continental and Chinese food. Mughlai cuisine is Agra's specialty which is available in all the hotels in addition to other cuisines.


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