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Fatehpur Sikri, Agra
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Briefly the seat of Emperor Akbar's Mughal Empire, Fatehpur Sikri claims a spot on the World Heritage List as one of the continent's best preserved fortified cities. Much of the architecture follows a distinctive Mughal design, featuring multi-tiered spires and a huge amount of red sandstone. Explore the extensive grounds of the palace-city, enclosed by 6 km (3.7 mi) of towering walls punctuated by imposing gates. The complex still contains a number of administrative buildings and living quarters used by the Emperor during the site's time as capital from 1571 to 1585. Don't miss the panoramic view over the surrounding plain, available from the rear balcony of the fortress. Take a look at our Agra holiday planner to schedule your visit to Fatehpur Sikri and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • We really were not prepared for how beautiful and amazing this place was. It was on our list and itinerary and we had researched it a little bit, but we now know that we had no idea. This place is bea...  more »
  • the very scale of this monument is enthralling. it has been built using very advanced techniques. just awes you. 
  • An interesting stop on the journey from Agra to Jaipur. Minimal charge, interesting architecture and well worth a visit. 
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  • Awesome. Home of akbhar and jodha. Fatehpur will take 45 mins but sikri will take more than 90 mins if u really want to visit every corner. Please dont take guide from parking. They r cheats. Ull get cheap guide near the main gate.
  • Excellent. ASI section well managed. Buland Darwaza bad news with criminals in control. Sites spectacular
  • Fatehpur Sikri is a great place, this place is famous for beautiful architecture in Fort and Mazaar of sheikh saleem chisti.
  • Historical place. Tourist place. The gate "Buland Darwaja" is such an awesome BIG gate. This gate give full protection to the mahal . Such a nice place to go with your friends family or any school trip.
  • In Fatehpur Sikri is a highest gate known as Buland Darwaza,in Buland Darwaza is Saleem Chishti's Dargah thos famous about near by and India....