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Fatehpur Sikri

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Fatehpur Sikri

Buland Darwaza:

Buland Darwaza is one of the most popular historic monuments in Fatehpur Sikri attracting a large number of tourists. Built in red sandstone and white marble in Mughal style of architecture, the Darwaza is 40 meters high and is also commonly known as 'Gate of Magnificence'. The gate has inscriptions carved in Persian language showcasing the conquest of Deccan region by Mughal emperor Akbar.


Panch Mahal:

Panch Mahal is a famous tower located near the school for Mughal Emperor Akbar's numerous wives. The Panch Mahal complex has a 176 pillared chess board known as parchesi where Akbar used to play the game or Parchesi with his female slaves. The Mahal today attracts a large number of historians and architecture enthusiasts.


Jodha Bai’s Palace:

Part of the imperial Harem of emperor Akbar, Jodha Bai's palace was the resting adobe of his wife Queen Jodha Bai. Also known as Raniwas or Zenani Dyodhi, the place is built in rectangular shape with a blend of Hindu Rajput and Mughal architectural splendor. The palace today attracts a large number of visitors for its splendor and historic timeline.


Birbal’s Palace:

Birbal's Place, the residence of Emperor Akbar's famous advisor is a major tourist attraction in Fatehpur Sikri. Built in 1571 the building has square rooms that are interconnected to each other with twin entrance porches highlighting the Mughal architecture stereotype. The Palace attracts a large number of visitors all though the year.


Ibadat Khana:

Ibadat Khana also known as the palace of worship is one of the most popular landmarks of Fatehpur Sikri. Built by emperor Akbar as a meeting place for leaders of various sects and religions, the monuments built in red sandstone is an epitome of blend of ancient Rajput and Mughal architecture styles. The monument is a photographer’s delight and attracts a large number of tourists.


Pachisi Court:

Pachisi court is a famous monument built by Emperor Akbar between 1572 and 1575. The court was used as a recreational hotspot for Emperor Akbar to play the popular board game of Pachisi. The courtyard of the Pachisi court is set in black and white marble resembling the blocks of a chess court.


Abdar Khana:

Abdar Khana was a popular storage facility built by Emperor Akbar for the royal family. Located near the Anup Talao, Abdar Khana is a double stories monument with arched screens protecting the stored eatables and fresh fruits from the tropical weather and rain. Abdar Khana attracts a large number of tourists and travelers.


Hiran Minar:

Hiran Minar also commonly known as the Deer Tower is one of the most famous landmarks of Fatehpur Sikri. The octagonal tower standing 21.34 meters in height was built by Mughal King Jahangir as a reflection of the grandeur of the Mughal Empire. Built on an octagonal platform hosted on a square base, the Hiran Minar got its name after Jahangir converting the polo ground around the tower to a Deer sanctuary. Hiran Minar is decorated with an alternate row of hexagons and six point stars attracting a lot of visitors and tourists all through the year.


Daftar Khana:

Daftar Khana was the official seat of Emperor Akbar from which he greeted and met the common people during his rule. The monument is an important tourist destination attracting a lot of tourists and historians alike. Daftar Khana built in typical Mughal style of architecture has a long window near the edge meant as the seating base for the Emperor in ancient times.


Abul Fazal House:

Abul Fazal house is part of the twin buildings used as the residence of Abul Fazal and his brother Faidi. Built during the Mughal Empire by Emperor Akbar, the buildings is known for its tibara verandah with carved columns. Built in red sandstone the buildings attract a large number of art lovers and historians for their architectural splendor.


Salim Chishti’s Tomb:  

Salim Chisthi’s Tomb also known as the Salim Chisthi Dargah is a magnificent mausoleum of the ancient Sufi mystic Sheikh Salim Chisthi. The tomb is one of the best designed artworks of the Mughal style of architecture and is surrounded by marble screens. The carved marbled appear like an ivory polished stone with wonderful yellow and black marble bricks arranged in a geometric pattern highlighting the inner beauty of the dargah. The door to the main chamber is intricately etched with arabesque patterns and bears inscriptions from the Quran. The tomb attracts a large number of pilgrims, tourists, historians and art lovers in equal measure all through the year.