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Sightseeing in Fatehpur Sikri

A few miles away from Agra lies the abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri. This city has been abandoned many years ago and what is remaining today are empty buildings which are all in a good state. Despite no one living there any more, it is worthwhile visiting as it is a unique place and gives a good impression what live must have been like in this ancient Indian city.

Outside the palace area, there is a large mosque called Jama Mashid which is an impressive sight on its own. You can enter through the King's gate which leads to the large courtyard and provides a view over the whole mosque. From there you will see the Buland gate as well.

The real attraction is the city of Fatehpur Sikri in which you will spent the most time during your visit. It has been made out of red brick and appears in a perfect state. There are many buildings such as the Turkish bath, the Panch Mahal, the Diwan-i-Khas (Hall of private audience), the Birbhal Bhavan and the Queen's palace. It is difficult to escape the feeling that Fatehpur Sikri must have been an important city in India. Its active life has probably been short due to a lack of water. Getting there is easy from Agra as every hotel can get arrange a taxi.

There is a separate entrance fee for Fatehpur Sikri and the taxi is not allowed to drive all the way to the entrance. It will drop you off close to the entrance and form there you will need to take a rickshaw for the last two minutes to get the main entrance. 


Fatehpur Sikri travel photo gallery 

 
Entrance to the Jama Masjid.

Entrance gate to the Jama Masjid.

 
Jama Masjid in Fatehpur Sikri, India.

Jama Masjid.

 
Jama Masjid.

Jama Masjid.

 


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Jama Masjid (mosque) in Fatehpur Sikri.

Jama Masjid (mosque).

 
Buland Gate Jama Masjid.

Buland Gate.

 
Tomb of Salim Chishti in the Jama Masjid.

Tomb of Salim Chisht.

 
Indian architecture of the Jama Masjid.

Architecture of the Jama Masjid.

 
Indian people inside Jama Masjid.

People inside Jama Masjid.

 
Courtyard of Jama Masjid, Fatehpur Sikri.

Courtyard.

 
Red brick building in Indian architectural style inside the Jama Masjid, Fatehpur Sikri.

Red brick building inside the Jama Masjid.

 
King's gate of the Jama Masjid.

King's gate.

 
Red brick building in Indian architectural style.

Red brick building in Indian architectural style.

 
Turkish bath in Fatehpur Sikri, India.

Turkish bath.

 
Panch Mahal.

Panch Mahal.

 
Panch Mahal in Fatehpur Sikri, India.

Panch Mahal.

 



Diwan-i-Khas (Hall of Private Audience).

Diwan-i-Khas (Hall of Private Audience).

 
Diwan-i-Khas in Fatehpur Sikri, India.

Diwan-i-Khas.

 



Red building in Fatehpur Sikri.

Red building.

 
Walls of Fatehpur Sikri.

Outer walls.

 
Fatehpur Sikri, India.

Fatehpur Sikri.

 
Building and garden of Fatehpur Sikri, India.

Building and garden.

 
Courtyard in front of the Queen's palace.

Courtyard in front of the Queen's palace.

 
Red brick stone carved windows.

Red brick stone carved windows.

 
Panoramic view of Fatehpur Sikri.

Panoramic view.

 
Panch Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri.

Panch Mahal.

 



Square in front of the Hall of Private Audience.

Square in front of the Hall of Private Audience.

 



Red colored Diwan-i-Khas (Hall of Private Audience) in Fatehpur Sikri, India.

Red colored Diwan-i-Khas (Hall of Private Audience).

 
Turkish Bath in India.

Turkish Bath.

 
Turkish Bath of Fatehpur Sikri.

Turkish Bath.

 
Overview of Fatehpur Sikri with in the background Panch Mahal.

In the background Panch Mahal.

 
Ancient historical buildings of India.

Ancient historical buildings.

 
Buland Gate of Jama Masjid in the distance.

Buland Gate of Jama Masjid in the distance.

 
Birbal Bhavan.

Birbal Bhavan.

 
Queen's Palace, Fatehpur Sikri.

Queen's Palace.

 
Square with ancient red stone buildings.

Square with ancient red stone buildings.

 
Skyline of the Jama Masjid.

Skyline of the Jama Masjid.

 


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