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.
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List of articles on the various UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India. Includes detailed descriptions of the various sites, pictures, and hotel reviews.
The entry to the inner compound is through a very impressive, 30m red sandstone gateway, which is inscribed with verses from the Quran.
The tomb was commissioned by Humayun’s wife Hamida Banu Begum in 1562 AD, and designed by Mirak Mirza Ghiyath, a Persian architect.