Fatehpur Sikri

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The capital of the Mughal Empire for only a decade before being abandoned, Fatehpur Sikri is the 'City of Victory'. The name of the city itself denotes the victory (Fateh) of Akhbar over Chittor and Ranthambore, Fatehpur Sikri constitutes of four main Monuments. The Jama Masjid, The Buland Darwaza which is the greatest door of Asia made of a specific wood imported from Australia which would sink in water. Panch Mahal or Jada Baai ka Mahal, which is also considered as the origin place of the Navaratnas (Birbal, Tansen etc). It also contained the Diwan-e-khas and Diwan-e-aam. Interior to the Buland Darwaza lies the Tomb of Salim Chishti. All these Mughal buildings are a part of the World Heritage Sites in India.

How to reach:

Nearest Airport: Delhi International Airport is the closest well-connected air terminal, approximately at a distance of 220 km.

Nearest railway station: Agra Railway Station is at a distance of 36 km.