Fatehpur Sikri

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Fatehpur Sikri - UNESCO World Heritage Site

The first planned city of Mughals

Fatehpur Sikri, a world heritage site in Agra district, was constructed by Mughal emperor Akbar in 1571. It was the first planned city of the Mughals, which had the efficient system of drainage and water-supply.

The important monuments in the city were built of red sandstone and its style is based on borrowings from Hindu, Persian and Indo-Muslim traditions. Today, Fatehpur Sikri is a deserted, ghost city, popular among tourists and archeologists.

Places to visit in Fatehpur Sikri

Below are the main places of attractions for tourists:

  • Buland Darwaza

  • Diwan-i-Am (Hall of Public Audience)

  • Diwan-i-Khas (Hall of Private Audience)

  • Jama Masjid

  • Tomb of Salim Chishti

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Best Time to visit

The best season to visit Fatehpur Sikri for tourists is from October to February.

How to reach Fatehpur Sikri

Fatehpur Sikri is well connected from Agra and Delhi via road. The nearest rail and air connectivity is from Agra, which is at a distance of only 40 Kms. Fatehpur Sikri also has a small railway station around one Km. from city centre.

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