Tourist Places Attractions in Fatehpur Sikri, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India

Tourist Places Attractions in Fatehpur Sikri, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India

Fatehpur Sikri city is located in the Agra district of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The city was founded in the 16th century by the great Mughal Emperor, Akbar. The geographical coordinates puts the place at 27.0910N and 77.6610E.  The city is 168m above sea level. The Fatehpur Palace spans over an area of 2miles. In summer season the temperature ranges from 25 0C to 46 0C and in winter season the temperature ranges from 1 0C to 23 0C.

The onset of the winter from October till the April is the best time to tour Fatehpur Sikri.

History of Fatehpur Sikri

Fatehpur Sikri once served the capital of the Mughal Empire from 1571 to 1586. The city was under the reign of India’s greatest Mughal Empire Akbar. After conquering Chittor and Ranthambore, the emperor decided to make Fatehpur Sikri his capital. It took him 15 years to build a fortified palace with courts, mosque and various other utilities within the boundaries of the palace. The word Fatehabad is derived from the Persian language meaning ‘Victory’. The emperor saw to it that most of the complex structural and design works were based on Persian principles. The city, Fatehpur Sikri happens to be one of the best architectural works planned and designed by the Mughals in India.

However in 1585, Fatehpur Sikri was abandoned because of scarcity of water. Also the region shared its borders with the kingdoms of Rajputs.

This beautiful complex now wears a deserted look almost resembling that of a ghost town. However the Sikri village still exists with life prevailing in a better way.

People & Culture Fatehpur Sikri

One can come across worshippers devoted to either of the following religions such as Christianity, Hinduism, and Muslim in Fatehpur Sikri. Urdu, Hindi and English are the languages spoken by the people in Fatehpur Sikri, with Hindi being the local language.

Festivals of different religions are celebrated in and around the city of Fatehpur Sikri.

Food and Shopping Fatehpur Sikri

The local cuisine of this region is known as Mughlai cuisine which is created in traditional Mughal style in which milk and milk products are used in a huge extent.

Tourist Places in Fatehpur Sikri

There are palaces with magnificent architectures built during the pre-colonial times in and around the Fatehpur Sikri. Some of the palaces are listed below

  • Jama Masjid


This mosque was created in Agra during the reign of Sheik Salim Chrishti,  between the year 1571 to 1575.


  • Panch Mahal


This Mahal displays a wonderful architecture along with other monuments of interest.


  • Johbhai Palace

This Palace was built under the regime of the Mughal Emperor, Akbar in loving memory of his Rajput wife.


  • Lotus Throne


This a magnificent pillar located in the Diwan-i-Am and sculpted during the reign of Emperor Akbar.

There are some tourist destination in Fatehpur Sikri which are of interest other than the one’s mentioned above. These are

  • Diwan-i-Khas
  • Buland Darwaza
  • Diwan-i-Aam
  • Ibadat Khana
  • Anup Talao
  • Tomb of Sheikh Salim Chisti
  • Hujra-i-Anup Talao
  • Mariam-uz-Zamani’s Palace
  • Pachisi Court
  • Birbal’s House
  • Khwabgah
  • Hiran Minar


Means of Commutation to Fatehpur Sikri

Fatehpur Sikri is well connected to the rest of the places in the country.

The distance of Fatehpur Sikri, via road, from cities within the state of Uttar Pradesh and neighboring states are mentioned below

  • Jaipur is located at a distance of 205km
  • Delhi is located at a distance of 210km
  • Kanpur is located at a distance of 291km
  • Bharatpur is located at a distance of 25km
  • Agra is located at a distance of 42km

Inter city transportation is facilitated by bus and taxis.

The Fatehpur Sikri railway station connects Fatehpur to the rest of the places in the country.

Fatehpur Sikri  is also connected to various other places in the world via airways.The closest airport is the Kheria airport located in Agra at a distance of 43km from Fatehpur Sikri.

Accommodation Options at Fatehpur Sikri

Hotels located at Fatehpur Sikri provide tourist with various facilities such as wi-fi, car on hire and other amenities. There are budget hotels as well as three star, four star hotels. Budget hotels are priced at Rs. 400/- for a day whereas the initial charge for rooms in star hotels begins at Rs. 3000/-. Names of such hotels are mentioned below

  • Udai Vilas Palace
  • The Bagh
  • Swaraj Resorts
  • Mango Suites Ascent
  • Madhu Resorts
  • Grand Hotel Agra
  • Hotel Vrindavan
  • Hotel Ajay Palace
  • Hotel King Park Avenue
  • Hotel Red Inn
  • Deviram Palace Hotel
  • Hotel Krishna
  • Chandra Pushp Palace Hotel
  • Hotel Kiran Villa Palace
  • Shri Krishna Dham Hotel

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