Fatehpur Sikri is a town situated about 40 kms away from Agra. The place is considered as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Being constructed between the period of 1571 and 1585, the city has a significance of its own. The great Mughal emperor, Akbar built the entire city in red sandstone to celebrate the birth of his son Salim and also to pay respect to the Saint Sheikh Salim Chisti. Travel guide on Fatehpur Sikri will guide you more on this place.
For several years, the city was the capital of the Mughal Empire. Under the Mughal rule, Fatehpur Sikri reached the apex of its growth. The art and architecture of the city showcases the blend of Islamic and Hindu style. It is one of the major tourist attractions in the state of Uttar Pradesh and is enriched with various historical sites including Buland Darwaza, Panch Mahal, Diwan-i-Am, Jama Masjid, Diwan-i-Khas and the Sheikh Salim Chisti tomb. Visiting these glorious places is a must do while visiting Agra.