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Fatehpur Sikri

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Fatehpur Sikri is a town located about 40 km away from Agra and is one of the renowned World Heritage site by UNESCO. The city was built during the period 1571 to 1585 by great Mughal emperor Akbar. The city in red sandstone was built to celebrate the birth of his son Salim and also to honor the Saint Sheikh Salim Chisti.

Fatehpur Sikri was the capital of Mughal Kingdom for few years, during which the city reached at the pinnacle of its developments. The architecture of the city is a mixture of Islamic and Hindu styles of constructions. There were places complexes and Mosque complexes in the city.

This city is a popular tourist attraction and the city is enriched with many historical monuments such as Buland Darwaza, Panch Mahal, Diwan-i-Am, Jama Masjid, Diwan-i-Khas and the Sheikh Salim Chisti tomb. All these are highly worth visiting.
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Rs 30 for Indians and Rs 300 for Foreigners

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Agra - The cradle of architecture

  by Akshay Balraj  on Jan 11, 2010
Agra, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is home to the world famous Taj Mahal, which depicts the undying true love by Shah Jahan to his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Architecture gets its meaning from this place!
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