Fatehpur Sikri is an epic in red sandstone. This place was built by the Mughal emperor Akbar in 1564 A.D. It was Akbar’s capital for approx 12 years. Akbar experimented with architecture and art to build this city expressing his ideas and vision. Fatehpur Sikri is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
It took 15 years to complete the construction of the planned city of Fathepur Sikri. It has got a series of royal palaces. Before Fatehpur sikri, Agra was the capital of Akbar’s kingdom, but Akbar shifted the capital to Fatehpur Sikri to his show gratitude towards Sheikh Salim Chisti, who foretold the emperor that soon he would be blessed with a son. Fatehpur Sikri is a remarkable state of art destination to visit. It’s a great example of Mughal’s architectural excellence.