Fatehpur Sikri

Fatehpur Sikri

Located at a distance of 40km from Agra, Fatehpur Sikri is a town in the Agra district and a famous tourist attraction. A city predominantly made of red sandstone, Fatehpur Sikri was founded in 1571 century by Mughal Emperor Akbar. It is essentially a fortified city built by the king and had been the capital of his Empire for fifteen years. Now a UNESCO world heritage site, it is home to Jodha Bai’s Palace, Jama Mosque, Buland Darwaza, and Tomb of Salim Chisti among many other famous monuments. Derived from Arab and central Asian tent encampments, the Imperial Complex is a work of pavilions arranged in formal geometry on a piece of land.

A unique blend of architectural excellence, as well as religious beliefs – sums up Fatehpur Sikri. It was built by Akbar to honour Sheikh Salim Chisti, whose prediction of the birth of a Mughal heir came true while Akbar was visiting the then city of Sikri. In honour of the prophecy, Akbar built this city and Jama Masjid, a stunning mosque which is still in use today. He also undertook the construction of three palaces for each of his favourite wives, one a Hindu, one a Muslim and one a Christian. An Indo-Islamic Masterpiece, Fatehpur Sikri look its resplendent best during sunset.


Archeological proof focuses on the settlement of the district since the Painted Gray Ware time frame. As indicated by a student of history Syed Ali Nadeem Razavi, the locale prospered under Sunga rule and afterward under Sikarwar Rajputs, who assembled a stronghold when they controlled the territory quickly in the twelfth century. The zone later went under the standard of the Delhi Sultanate and numerous mosques were worked at the spot which filled in size during the time of the Khalji dynasty.

Putting together his contentions with respect to the unearthings by the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) in 1999–2000 at the Chabeli Tila, senior Agra writer Bhanu Pratap Singh said the old fashioned pieces, sculptures, and structures all highlight a lost “culture and strict site,” over 1,000 years back. “The unearthings yielded a rich harvest of Jain sculptures, several them, including the establishment stone of a sanctuary with the date. The sculptures were 1,000 years of age of Bhagwan Adi Nath, Bhagwan Rishabh Nath, Bhagwan Mahavir, and Jain Yakshinis,” said Swarup Chandra Jain, senior head of the Jain people group. Student of history Sugam Anand states that there is the verification of home, sanctuaries and business focuses before Akbar set up it as his capital. He expresses that the open space on an edge was utilized by Akbar to assemble his capital.