Buland Darwaza


A part of the Agra district, Fatehpur Sikri was a once blooming capital of the Mughal Emperor Akbar till 1585, when the city was abandoned due to the proximity of the area to the Rajputana neighborhood and scarcity of water. The capital was moved back to Agra and the town remained a ghost town during most of the older times. The name Fatehpur Sikri was formerly known as Fatahabad which is derived from a Persian word Fatah meaning victory. The purpose of building the city was Akbar’s intention to honor the Sufi saint Salim Chishti and the entire palace complex is built around the saint’s tomb. Today the city stands as one of the most preserved specimens of Mughal Architecture in India.
Here’s the list of the best places to visit in Fatehpur Sikri.

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How to Reach:

By Air

In Agra, Kheria Airport is the nearest airport of Fatehpur Sikri, which is located approximately 40 kilometers away. One can get taxi from the airport to the destination.

By Train

Agra Cantt railway station in Agra is 40 km away from Fatehpur Sikri. Trains are available regularly.

By Road

Fatehpur Sikri's well-built roads selected a great transport facility for the tourists. UPSRTC bus service provides service to tourists and affordable for pocket.