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Fatehpur Sikri is a city and a municipal board in Agra district in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India.The historical city was constructed by Mughal emperor Akbar beginning in 1570 and served as the empire's capital from 1571 until 1585, when it was abandoned for reasons that remain unclear. The surviving palace and mosque are a tourist attraction and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Today, Fatehpur Sikri is a deserted, phantom city. But the inner citadel is immaculately preserved. Its walls, palaces, baths, royal mint,courts and gardens still stand in splendidhomage to a great visionary and builder. The heart of the palace complex however, is verymuch alive.

Area 20.36 sq km
Altitude 169 metres above sea level
Temperature Summer-24.0 C-45.0 C Winter-4.3 C-26.2C
Language Hindi, English
STD Code 05619
Rainfall 66 cms (July to September)
Best Time to Visit October to March

Fatehpur Sikri MapOther cities map


How to get there

  1. Air :- Kheria airport at Agra is the nearest airport and is well connected to cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Khajuraho, Jaipur, Varanasi and other important cities.
  2. Rail:-By rail, the nearest and main railheads are Agra Cantt, Raji-ki-Mandi and Agra Fort railway stations, which are well connected to Delhi, Gwalior, Bhopal, Bangalore, Fatehpur Sikri Tawi and other parts of the country.
  3. Road:-Fatehpur Sikri is well connected by good motorable roads from Agra.

Places to Visit

Buland Darwaza Fatehpur Sikri Fort Panch Mahal Salim Chisti Tomb
Diwan-i-Khas Diwan-i-Aam    

Excursion

Mathura Vrindavan Agra Bharatpur Sanctuary
Sikandra Gwalior    

Shopping

The market beside the Mosquee, in the new fatehpur Sikri, is pretty nice, fullfilled of small shops where you could find whatever.

Accommodation

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