Fatehpur Sikri

Fatehpur Sikri is situated in Uttar Pradesh about 37 km west of Agra. Built during the second half of the 16th century by the Emperor Akbar, Fatehpur Sikri (the City of Victory) was the capital of the Mughal Empire for about 10 years.

Sikri was the first planned city of the Mughals. The architecture of Fatehpur Sikri has a definite all-India character. It is prolific and has a versatile Indo-Muslim composite style, which is a fusion of the composite cultures of indigenous and foreign origins. The complex of monuments and temples, all in a uniform architectural style, includes one of the largest mosques in India, the Jama Masjid. Built predominantly in red sandstone, Fatehpur Sikri is one of the finest examples of Mughal architectural splendour at its height.