Fatehpur Sikri is a fortified, walled city built by Akbar in the village of Sikri. The sight of the huge Buland Darwaza takes your breath away.
Things to see and do in Uttar Pradesh.
Built during the16th century by Akbar the Great, Fatehpur Sikri (the City of Victory) was the capital of the Mughal Empire for only some 10 years.
Fatehpur Sikri bears testimony to the unique architectural palaces of very high quality constructed between 1571 and 1585.
This outstanding sandstone and marble tomb commemorates the greatest of the Mughal emperors.
Construction of the massive red-stone fort on the bank of the Yamuna river, was begun by Emperor Akbar in 1565.
Nicknamed the Baby Taj, Itimad-Ud-Daulah is the exquisite tomb of Mirza Ghiyas Beg. This persian nobleman was Mumtaz Mahal’s grandfather.
The entry to the inner compound is through a very impressive, 30m red sandstone gateway, which is inscribed with verses from the Quran.
Nothing could have dampened the beauty of the place at that time of the day – it was just gorgeous. Madhu and I spent almost 2 hours just walking around.