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Fatehpur Sikri - Things to Know Before Visiting

Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh 283110, India

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About Fatehpur Sikri

The city founded as the capital of the Mughal Empire in 1571 by Emperor Akbar, serving this role from 1571 to 1585, when Akbar abandoned it due to a campaign in Punjab and was later completely abandoned in 1610. Today, it consists of a cluster of monuments- forts, stables, mosques etc., Buland Darwaza or the "Door of victory", is one of the main attractions here, which was the highest gateway in the world and this whole place is an example of Mughal architecture. It displays sophistication and h

Attractions Near Fatehpur Sikri

Keoladeo National Park
Keoladeo National Park16.03km from Fatehpur Sikri

This is a famous avifauna sanctuary that hosts thousands of birds, especially during the winter season. Over 230 species of birds are known to be resident. It is also a major tourist center with scores of ornithologists arriving here in the hibernal season.

Lohagarh Fort
Lohagarh Fort22.27km from Fatehpur Sikri

It was constructed by Bharatpur jat rulers situated in Bharatpur. Maharaja Suraj Mal used all his power and wealth to a good cause and built numerous forts and palaces across his kingdom, one of them being the Lohagarh Fort (Iron fort), which was one of the strongest ever built in Indian history.

Agra Fort
Agra Fort36.2km from Fatehpur Sikri

It was the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal Dynasty until 1638 when the capital was shifted from Agra to Delhi. The fort can be more accurately described as a walled city.

Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal38.1km from Fatehpur Sikri

One of the best example of Mughal architecture. The ivory-white marble Islamic mausoleum was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan to house the tomb of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal; it also houses the tomb of Shah Jahan himself. The tomb is the centerpiece of a 17-hectare (42-acre) complex, which includes a mosque and a guest house, and is set in formal gardens bounded on three sides by a wall. #tajmahal #wondersoftheworld

Government Museum, Mathura
Government Museum, Mathura44.6km from Fatehpur Sikri

Government Museum, Mathura commonly referred as the Mathura museum is an archaeological museum in Mathura city of Uttar Pradesh state in India. The museum was founded by then collector of the Mathura district, Sir F. S. Growse in 1874. Initially, it was known as Curzon Museum of Archaeology, then Archaeology Museum, Mathura, and finally changed to the Government Museum, Mathura.

Shri Krishna Janmasthan Temple, Mathura
Shri Krishna Janmasthan Temple, Mathura45.61km from Fatehpur Sikri

The Krishna Janmasthan Temple Complex is a group of Hindu temples in Mallapura, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, India. These temples are built around the place where major Hindu deity Krishna is said to have been born. The place holds religious significance since the 6th century BC

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Historic city of Mughal empire. There is a collection of monuments here- mosque, courtyards, horse stables, palace etc. You will need at least two to three hours to explore everything. World's largest gate- Buland Darwaza is also located here.

Bare in mind that the place can get super hot in summer time. Make sure to have enough water with you.
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This magnificent fortified ancient city, the capital of the Mughal empire during the reign of Emperor Akbar. The city was an Indo-Islamic masterpiece.