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|
|Rainfall||>66 cms (July to September)|
|Best Time to Visit||October to March|
Fatehpur Sikri 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.
Places to Visit
|Buland Darwaza||Fatehpur Sikri Fort|
|Panch Mahal||Salim Chisti Tomb|
The market beside the Mosquee, in the new fatehpur Sikri, is pretty nice, fullfilled of small shops where you could find whatever.
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