Spend half a day here at the abandoned 'city' peppered with Mughal masterpieces: courtyards, intricate carvings, servants quarters, vast gateways and ornamental pools. The main sight at Fatehpur Sikri is the stunning imperial complex of pavilions and palaces.
Fatehpur Sikri is one of the finest examples of Mughal architecture, a style that combines different elements from Indian, as Persian and Islamic architectural styles. You can arrive at the great Fatehpur Sikri at whatever time best suits you. It is open from sunrise to sunset every day.
Visit: Fatehpur Sikri India
Built during the second half of the 16th century by Emperor Akbar, Fatehpur Sikri (the City of Victory) was the capital of the Mughal Empire for only some 10 years. The complex of monuments and temples, all in a uniform architectural style, includes one of the largest mosques in India, the Jama Masjid. Predominantly made of red sandstone, Fatehpur Sikri is listed among the World Heritage Sites by the UNESCO. Spend the day mesmerizing at the intricate pavilions and courtyards, domes, balconies, terraces, gardens, elegant cupolas, tanks, pools and baths. The astonishing city takes the elements of Timurid, Persian and Indian styles.