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Location: Agra District, Uttarpradesh.
Famous for: Historty and Architecture..
Weather:
Summer(March to May): 25°C to 46°C.
Winter (December to February): 2°C to 23°C.
Monsoon (June to September): Moderate rainfalls.
STD CODE : 5613
BEST TIME TO VISIT : October to February
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Fatehpur Sikri is a city in Agra district of Uttar Pradesh, India. The city was founded in 1569 by the Mughal emperor Akbar, and served as the capital of the Mughal Empire from 1571 to 1585.[

In the year   1569 Akbar had visited the Muslim hermit Chishti in the village of Sikri. The saint prophesied the birth of three sons and soon after was born Prince Salim, later to become Emperor Jahangir. In gratitude for the blessing Akbar decided to create imperial residences in Sikri, which would function as a joint capital with Agra. He  directed the building of the Jami Masjid which stretches some 540 feet (165 metres) in length and contains an ornate tomb for Chishti. The mosque’s southern entrance, the colossal gateway Bulan Darwaja (Victory Gate; 1575), is one of India’s greatest architectural works. Fatehpur Sikri contains other early Mughal structures, exhibiting both Muslim and Hindu architectural influences. They include the palace of Akbar’s wife (Jodha Bai), a private audience hall, and houses. The Mughal capital was moved to Delhi  in 1586 because of Fatehpur Sikri’s inadequate water supply. Now maintained as a historic site, Fatehpur Sikri was designated as UNESCO heritage site.

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Fatehpur Sikri sits on rocky ridge, 3 kilometres  in length and 1 km  wide, and palace city is surrounded by a 6 km wall on three side with the fourth being a lake at the time.Its architect was Tuhir Das and was constructed using Indian principles. The buildings of Fatehpur Sikri show a synthesis of various regional schools of architectural craftsmanship such as Gujarat and Bengal. This was because indigenous craftsmen from various regions were used for the construction of the buildings. Influences from Hindu and Jain architecture are seen hand in hand with Islamic elements. The building material used in all the buildings at Fatehpur Sikri, palace-city complex, is the locally quarried red sandstone, known as 'Sikri sandstone'. It is accessed through gates along the five-mile long fort wall, namely, Delhi Gate, the Lal Gate, the Agra Gate, Birbal's Gate, Chandanpal Gate, The Gwalior Gate, the Tehra Gate, the Chor Gate and the Ajmere Gate. (http:/...

REACH FATEHPUR SIKRI
AIR

Nearest airport is Kheria Airport at Agra – 40 km.

RAIL

Agra Cantt Railway Station 40 km.

ROAD

Fatehpur Sikri is connected to Agra and neighbouring centres by regular bus services of UPSRTC. Some of the major road distances are:

Bharatpur – 25 km. Jaipur – 225 km.

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