Fatehpur Sikri is the best destination to visit in Agra, beside
the eminent international wonder - Taj, which showcases amazing features
and intriguing aspects to allure the visitors. With housing amazing
wonders Fatehpur Sikri stands as an ancient walled city designed
with intriguing structures and embellishments. Once been the capital
of the Mughals, Fatehpur Sikri remains the favorite of historians
and people who love to explore ancient and heritage sites. The city
was magnificently built in late 15th century with the majestic red
sandstone which doubles up the beauty of this architectural marvel.
The city remains a ruin now but it still retains its era old elegant
charm which allures the visitors. The walled city presents an amazing
collection of beautifully architected edifices which collectively
enhances the glorious charm of the place. Amazing structures inside
this walled city are amazingly styled in Hindu and Muslim architecture.
There are a lot of alluring edifices that designs the place elegantly
and some of the most prominent ones are:
Diwan-e-Aam: As the name suggest this grand hall was constructed
for common people or Public Audience and was primarily used for celebrations
and public prayers.
Diwan- e-Khas: Unlike the above, this respective hall was constructed
for special people or Private Audience and was primarily used by
the Emperor Akbar and his Ministers for official meetings.
Turkish Sultana's House, The Treasury, Daulat Khana, Turkish Sultana's
house, the Panch Mahal, Mariam's House and the Jodha Bai's palace
are some of the other enchanting edifices which can be explored inside
37 kms from Agra is built a city predominantly in Red Sandstone called Fatehpur Sikri. This town was built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar. He had planned this city as his capital but shortage of water compelled him to abandon the city and within 20 years the capital of Mughals was shifted to Lahore.