Mughal Capital Fatehpur Sikri and Golden Triangle India Tour

Fatehpur Sikri, the erstwhile Mughal Capital, is in the Agra district of Uttar Pradesh in India. Fateh Pur Sikri is at 37 kilometers distance from Agra, famous for one of the seven wonders of the world, Taj Mahal. Fatehpur Sikri tour is part of golden triangle tour packages in India, as Fatehpur is on your way to Jaipur from Agra. Golden Triangle India tour package covers Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur in 3 neighboring Indian states.

Interior of the Diwan-i-Khas (hall of private audience) at Fatehpur Sikri (Uttar Pradesh, India).

Fatehpur Sikri, Mughal Capital, was founded by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in the year 1569 on the Sikri ridge.

Fateh Pur Sikri is a well planned gated city (the massive gate and fort still stand intact) with a series of palaces, royal courts, many utility buildings, etc. There is a mosque inside the city.  There is a dam also at Fatehpur Sikri, remains of which can be seen even now.

Fatehpur Sikri was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The construction of Fatehpur Sikri was of great interest to Emperor Akbar. The construction of this planned gated city took 15 years. The 3 sides of the city have walls while the fourth side was a lake at that time. The style of the buildings in the city is the combination of much regional architecture which was only seen in Akbar’s Fathepur city.

It is one of the best maintained Mughal Architecture in India, built with red sandstones which is locally available. It was the capital of the Mughal Empire from 1571 to 1585.

The magnificent palace built by Akbar, Fatehpur Sikri.

In 1585, Akbar Shifted the capital to Lahore, due to a shortage of water and political instability in the nearby areas. The capital was shifted to Agra again in 1598.

How Do I Go to Fatehpur Sikri, The Erstwhile The Mughal Capital City?

Fatehpur Sikri railway station is the nearest railway station, within a one-kilometer distance from the city center.

It is well connected by roads. The highway Agra-Jaipur passes through the front gate of Fateh Pur Sikri.

The nearest airport is at Agra, 40 kilometers away.

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  1. I never knew that Fatehpur Sikri existed. I love old architecture with history. Thank you for sharing!

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