Top 6 Places To Visit In Fatehpur Sikri

A part of the Agra district, Fatehpur Sikri was a once blooming capital of the Mughal Emperor Akbar till 1585, when the city was abandoned due to the proximity of the area to the Rajputana neighborhood and scarcity of water. The capital was moved back to Agra and the town remained a ghost town during most of the older times. The name Fatehpur Sikri was formerly known as Fatahabad which is derived from a Persian word Fatah meaning victory. The purpose of building the city was Akbar’s intention to honor the Sufi saint Salim Chishti and the entire palace complex is built around the saint’s tomb. Today the city stands as one of the most preserved specimens of Mughal Architecture in India. Here’s the list of the best places to visit in Fatehpur Sikri.

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