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Fatehpur Sikri Travel Guide

Suitable For
  • Languages:
    Hindi, English and Urdu
  • Best Time to Visit:
    September to April
  • Temperature:
    Summer : (25°C to 46°C) & Winter (2°C to 25°C)
  • Seasons: Summer (April-June), Winter (November-March), Monsoon (July-September)
  • Climate: Semiarid
  • Nearest Railway: Fatehpur Sikri
  • Nearest Airport: Delhi

Fatehpur Sikri is located 35 km away from Agra and was constructed by Mughal emperor Akbar to build a capital for his big empire. It remained capital of Mughal Empire from 1571 to 1585. It is made up of red Sikri sandstone and has buildings displaying Hindu and Islamic architectural style. The whole city is decorated with interlaced designs and ornamental carvings. It was later abandoned by Mughal emperor Akbar due to shortage of water. “Golden Triangle Holiday” is offering this Fatehpur Sikri Travel guide to give a clear idea about places to visit in this Mughal capital city.

Major Tourist Attractions / Tourist Places in Fatehpur Sikri

Buland Darwaza

This big gate was constructed by Emperor Akbar in 1601 to commemorate his victory over Gujarat. The craftsmanship and architecture of this door is brilliant as well as unique. On the main gateways an inscription in Persian reads ‘Jesus son of Mary said, “The world is a bridge pass over it, but build no houses upon it. He, who hopes for a day, may hope for eternity; but the World endures but an hour. Spend it in prayer for the rest is unseen”‘


It is one of the most interesting orate buildings (hall of the private audience) and has a central tower called as Lotus Throne (known for stone carved mastery). It was used by the emperor to summon religious people for a private meeting.

Panch Mahal

It is built in a pyramidal structure having 5 stories and 176 columns. The main purpose of this building was to enjoy dance, musical and theatrical performances.

How To Reach

By Air
The nearest airport to Fatehpur Sikri is located in Delhi. It is considered as the best option to reach Fatehpur Sikri, as you can hire a car from Delhi to reach this city and explore the major places of interest.

By Rail
Fatehpur Sikri has its own railway station, which is well connected with all the major cities like Delhi, Agra, Gwalior and many others. After reaching Fatehpur Sikri by train, you can hire a car to explore places in and around this Mughal city.

By Road
Fatehpur Sikri is well-connected by road with all the major Indian cities like Delhi, Jhansi, Agra and many others. It also has very good bus connectivity and you can hire a car after reaching this city to explore the major tourist attractions.

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