A perfect blending of Hindu and Muslim architecture , “Fatehpur Sikri “ was founded by the great Mughal emperor Akbar between 1569 to 1585 as a gesture towards the blessing he obtained from the saint Shaikh Salim Chishti lived in the Sikri city. It is located at a distance of 37 kilometer from Agra and constructed majorly out of Red sandstone. Though the city was abandoned later, however with the efforts of the Archaeological Survey of India, the ruins have been maintained and preserved as far as possible.
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What to look for?
The sunset along the ruins of Fatehpur Sikri is stunning. Each year thousands of visitors reach Fatehpur Sikri to capture the stunning sunset.
Foreigners: Rs 485 /-
Indians: Rs 50 /-
Address: Fatehpur Sikri Rd, Agra Cantt, Idgah Colony, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001
How to Reach: It’s just a 15 minutes’ drive from Taj Mahal.""