Fatehpur Sikri in Agra UP | History, Architecture and Timing

Fatehpur Sikri Agra

Fatehpur sikri is one of the 35 heritage sites of India which is listed in UNESCO.It is an extension of vindhya range and situated perfectly on the bank of beautiful lake. This place has served as a capital of Mughal Empire in between 1571 to 1585.
Entry Fees : 20 Rs For Indians & 260 For Foreigners
Best Time To visit : November to February
Timing : 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM



Fatehpur Sikri History

The city was known as the Sikrigarh and built by  Maharaja Sangram Singh, later in 1569, when Akbar wins the battle he  renamed this city as   “Fatehpur Sikri”. It is located at a distance of 35 Km form Agra. The nine jewels and the courtiers pattern  was evolved in this place. Now Fatehpur sikri is considered as best preserved collection of Mughal Architecture.

Fatehpur Sikri Architecture-

Located in a rocky ridge , Fatehpur sikri is  1.9 miles in length and 0.63 miles wide which is surrounded by 3.7 miles wall on 3 sides. It was planned and designed by Tuhir and Dhruv Chawla. It is a perfect mix of Muslim and Hindu architecture along with Jain.  The palace is made up of Red Sandstone which is formerly known as  “Sikri Sandstone“.

Places to Visit in Fatehpur Sikri-

Buland Darwaja-

It is the pride of Fatehpur Sikri and  considered as a  highest gateway in the world, it is an another finest example of Mughal Architecture. It was built by Akbar in 1576 after getting victory over Gujarat.

Panch Mahal-

It is a pyramid style architecture which has 5 stories. The structure is also known as “Badgir” . At the time of King Akbar It is used for  theatrical and musical performances.


A hall for public gathering, Diwan-i-Aam, it is a place where the king used to meet with general public, and heard their petition and give judgment according to the situation. It is a large open space under the palace.


A private audience hall of King, is situated in the north east of Fatehpur Sikri. It is a plain square building which is famous for its central pillar. Some of the historian think that it was an repository of Gems and King is used to come here for jewels.

Sekh Salim Chisti Tomb –

It was built in 1981 and completely made up of white marble and a perfect blend of Hindu and Islamic Architecture.

Birbal Bhawan-

Birbal is one of the closets minister to King Akbar, the Birbal house is also a place to visit inside the Fatehpur Sikri palace.

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