Fatehpur Sikri Fort

  • 4.5

    Location: Buland Gate, Dadupura, Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh , India

    Estimated Visiting Time: 1 hour

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    The Mughal Emperor Akbar founded the fort in 1569, making it his capital from 1571 to 1585. The city took about 15 years to build, during which courtyards, palaces, mosques, and other structures were built. It used to be called Fatehabad, where Fateh victory. Later the name was changed to Fatehpur Sikri. Here nine gems were chosen by his courtiers.


    On three sides by a wall and a lake on the fourth side, Fatehpur Sikri is surrounded. In Mughal and Indian architecture, the architecture of the buildings was based .in architecture is also included in Indian architecture. For tourists to visit, there are many amazing structures such as palaces, tombs, mosques, etc.


    Beautiful inside view of Fatehpur Sikri fort.

    Fatehpur Sikri is near Agra and once was the capital of Mughal Emperor Akbar. The architecture of the city was designed by Tuhir Das and Dhruv Chawla. Akbar founded the city in 1569 after winning Chittor and Ranthambore. The city’s construction was completed in around 15 years and included, palaces, harems, courts, and other structures. Akbar was very anxious about its construction and looked after it. Persian and Indian architecture was used in the construction of the city. The buildings in the city were built using red sandstone. The pavilions of the imperial palace are geometrically arranged and this design was adopted from Arabian architecture.

    Inside/Outside Views

    Beautiful outside view of Fatehour Sikri Fort.

    On Timurid forms and styles, the dynastic architecture of Fatehpur Sikri was modeled. With red sandstone, the city was built massively and preferably. In the architectural vocabulary and decor of the palaces of Fatehpur Sikri, Gujarati influences are also seen. Both the Hindu and Muslim form of domestic architecture popular in India at the time is reflected in the cities’ architecture. To reconstruct scenes of Mughal court life, and to better understand the hierarchy of the city’s royal and noble residents, the remarkable preservation of these original spaces allows modern archaeologists.

    Opening Hours

    1. Sunday Closed
    2. Monday 9 AM–6 PM
    3. Tuesday 9 AM–6 PM
    4. Wednesday 9 AM–6 PM
    5. Thursday 9 AM–6 PM
    6. Friday 9 AM–6 PM
    7. Saturday 9 AM–6 PM

    Entry & Others Fees

    • INR 35 for Indian
    • INR 550 for foreigner
    • Entry is free for children below 15

    How to Reach

    By Air: The nearest airport to reach Fatehpur Sikri is Kheria Airport. It is 40 kilometers away and is also well-connected with most of the cities across the globe.

    By Train: Agra Cantt is the nearest railway station from Fatehpur Sikri, it is located in Agra. It is at a distance of about 40 kilometers away from the town.

    By Bus: Fatehpur Sikri is well-connected to Agra about 37 kilometers and Delhi about 210 kilometers by regular bus services that are operated by Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC).

    Tips for Travellers

    You should carry a bottle of water. Be polite and make sure that you are not disturbing other visitors.


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: yes

    Que-02: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: yes, photography is allowed, in fact an amazing place for photographers.

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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