Fatehpur Sikri Agra
Fatehpur Sikri is a town in the Agra District of Uttar Pradesh, India. The city was founded in 1569 by Mughal Empire from 1571 to 1585. After his military victories over Chittor and Ranthambore, Akbar decided to shift his capital from Agra to a new location of 23 miles. Here, the fatehpur Sikri construction of a planned of a walled city will be next fifteen years of planning and construction. His named with city for Fatehabad, with fateh, a word of Arabic origin in Persian, meaning victorious. It was a later called name by fatehpur Sikri.
Buland Darwaza: The fatehpur Sikri was buland darwaza built by Akbar 1576- 1577 as victory of arch. The fatehpur Sikri Buland darwaza height is 55 metres(180ft) high.
Jama Masjid: Jama Masjid built by (1571-72)A.D. Jama Masjid as the date of completion, with a massive entrance to the courtyard. The Buland Darwaza added some five years of latters. It was built in the manner of Indian mosque with was a around a central courtyard.
Tomb of Salim Chisht : A white marble tomb built by Sufi Salim Chisti in the year of 1478- 1572 with in Jama Majid sahn courtyard. The single story structure is built around a central square chamber. The tomb is influenced by earlier mausolea of the early 15th century Gujarat Sultanate period.
Fatehpur Sikri timing rules : fatehpur Sikri Opening time Friday at 6:00 A.M. and closing time at 6:30 P.M. Fatehpur Sikri entry Indian fees will be at rupees 10 and foreigners entry fees will be at 250 rupees.