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Fatehpur Sikri, Agra

Fatehpur Sikri Overview

Introduction
Agra and its neighboring regions have got impressions from a dazzling era of Indian history and which incorporates the Mughal Architecture. Fatehpur Sikri is considered as one of the finest reflections of Mughal Planning and Architecture. The glorious state of administration and social structure in the Mughal period can be calculated by witnessing the architectures of Fatehpur Sikri. The Sikri was put in the construction phase between 1571 and 1585, during the reign of Akbar the great. It served as the capital of the Mughal Empire. The great architectural site from the Great Akbar’s period has become an accolade and is a World Heritage Site. This ancient asset of the Mughals is a highly recommended spot to visit.

History
The Fatehpur Sikri, an incredible construction and the capital of the Mughal’s Era was built during 1571 to 1585 and is situated at a distance of 26 miles from Agra. The monuments at fatehpur Sikri hold special significance of being used as accumulation places of treasures, weapons, and other reserves. The Fatehpur Sikri Fort is considered to be built by Akbar after his son Salim was born with the blessings of the great Sufi Saint Sheikh Salim Chishti. Akbar gave a tribute to the great Sufi Saint by the construction of Sikri, rejoicing the birth of the Prince.

Architecture
Fatehpur Sikri’s name stands out when the oldest cities in the world are counted. It is a creation of red sandstones primarily. The extraordinary results of the efforts of the construction team can be reflected in the city’s layout which can be concisely termed as the paradise of architecture. The canvas of architecture has changed swiftly in the recent years, but modern architecture is still inspired by the marvel of Fatehpur Sikri.

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