Things to Do in Fatehpur Sikri

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Things to Do in Fatehpur Sikri

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  • Abbey
    6 contributions
    Ali was my guide and amazing too (as indicated in other reviews). This place is worth the stop (and I had stopped at MANY forts prior to this). You definitely should do this with a guide as the architecture and history is rich in content that you won't get online. Ali answered all of my questions (and I had an abundance of them due to my inquisitive mind). The tour didn't feel rehearsed and I got some amazing pictures of the countryside and of the Panch Mahal.
    Written September 24, 2022
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  • macedonboy
    Glasgow, UK160,518 contributions
    This palace inside Fatehpur Sikri is named after the principal wife of the Emperor Akbar, and the building where the wifes of Akbar were housed. This building is the largest of all the palaces inside the complex. It’s roughly a large courtyard surrounded by the living quarters designed in a very distinctive style of Indo-Islamic architecture including the multi level pavilions. One of the more interesting structures in the complex.
    Written April 23, 2020
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  • DP1066
    Hastings, UK640 contributions
    The Hall of Private Audiences is one of the highlights of the visit. Externally it is not particularly impressive, but the inside, the decoration, in particular the central column, is spectacular.
    Written March 23, 2020
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  • macedonboy
    Glasgow, UK160,518 contributions
    This giant, ostentatious gate is the entrance to the Jama Mosque in Fatehpur Sikri and was built to commemorate the Mughal conquest of Gujarat.It’s a fine example of Mughal architecture and conceptually very similar to the giant gates of the Jama Masjid in Delhi, where I was the week before. I liked the fact that it has an octagonal, honeycomb like structure on a large scale to mirror the honeycomb like niches and roofs, like the Moorish architecture of Andalucia. This is one of the more interesting structures to see in Fatehpur Sikri.
    Written April 23, 2020
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  • DP1066
    Hastings, UK640 contributions
    The intricately carved central column inside Diwan-i-Khas features a combination of Hindu, Christian, Muslim and Buddhist imagery. The decoration was to promote a new religion called Din-i-llahi (God is one). The pillar supports a plinth which connects to the four corners of the room from which the Emperor Akbar used to hold conversations and debates with his ministers.
    Written March 23, 2020
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  • Dennis P
    Montrose, UK29,150 contributions
    Beautifully crafted columns and archways and connecting passagesto the royal harem throughout the building.
    Written March 16, 2020
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  • Sur1234
    Noida, India17 contributions
    Good experience. This building stands out from the rest of the Redstone architecture. Beautiful workmanship, "jalli" work is amazing.

    How to reach:
    - we took 1 hr 20 mins to reach fatehpur sikri parking lot
    - you can park at UP tourism guest house (not crowded, houses peacocks, has a decent restaurant that will serve fresh, warm food)
    - took the agra authority bus to dargah premises

    Points to note
    - fix a guide (ASI certified only) n rate at the parking lot. We paid 1000/-
    - be weary of persistent vendors
    - keep your head covered
    - mind the weather. It gets quite hot in the afternoon
    - we had lunch at UP tourism guest house, which was quite good

    Worth visiting once.
    Written August 30, 2022
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  • SalimM
    London, UK1,798 contributions
    This mosque is inside the Fatehpur Sikri complex and is beside the Salim Christi tomb. You need to remove shoes to go inside but it is worth it. There are fine architecture details to marvel. A big prayer arch in the front for the prayer leader is decorated with fine tiles and worth a close look. Elsewhere do wander along the little corridors and you will see huge chandelier. Look up at the huge dome and you will see the decorative details through it was not been preserved properly. A quite and tranquil place.
    Written February 11, 2020
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  • iti_94
    jamshedpur236 contributions
    This house was originally built for the Muslim wife of Akbar ,Ruqaiya begum.But since she didn't like it ,it was given to Birbal the wit of whom we have heard numerous stories.we entered the house and loved it
    Written March 14, 2019
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  • Dennis P
    Montrose, UK29,150 contributions
    Another fabulous structure amongst many others in this fort complex. Again time was not on my side when it comes to spending more time enjoying these beautiful buildings. That's the problem being with a group - you have to scurry on to the next place !!
    Written March 16, 2020
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  • Roopinder
    New Delhi, India518 contributions
    This tomb is finest example of Mughal architecture and located inside the mosque complex. Was built in memory of Sufi saint Shaikh Salim Chisti between 1580 & 1581. It has a white marble facade, latticed window, a marble tomb adorned with a green carpet etc. There is small pond with fountain in vicinity. Remove footwear before entering the tomb. The visit to tomb gives pious feelings in the mind.

    Legend has it that Akbar, who lacked an heir, sought assistance from Salim Chisti. The son then born to Akbar was named Salim, after the saint, and later became known as Jahangir.

    Upon tying the thread on the marble screens of the main tomb building it serves as a constant reminder to the saint of their wishes. This tomb is known for Child Birth Blessings.
    Written February 13, 2020
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  • Dennis P
    Montrose, UK29,150 contributions
    With the Panch Mahal as a backdrop this centuries old place of entertainment can be brought to life with a bit of imagination.
    Written March 16, 2020
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  • Alok Nahata
    Alor Setar, Malaysia6,189 contributions
    Akbar used to hear the petitions of the general public in this huge area where public gathered in the lawns and King with his special advisors sat in the main building. This was given much importance by Akbar and he used to focus on the problems of the public. This is the first spot we saw on our entry to the Fatehpur Sikri fort.
    Written January 6, 2020
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  • SalimM
    London, UK1,798 contributions
    An unusual tower this one. At the bottom it is octagonal and then it becomes circular and has what look like thorns all the way up. It is big in size so stands out for miles. What it is supposed to have been is a bit of a puzzle. So it may have been a post to keep a look out for or it may have been built in memory of the Akbars favourite elephant. I have heard stranger things.
    Written March 7, 2020
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  • Dennis P
    Montrose, UK29,150 contributions
    The original purpose of the Lower Haramsara is a debatable one as some historians believe that it was used as a stable for horses, elephants and camels while others state that the Lower Haramsara was used to accommodate the maids of the royal harem.
    Written March 16, 2020
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