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Fatehpur Sikri

Fatehpur Sikri or the City of Victory is one of the popular travel destinations near the city of Agra in Uttar Pradesh, India. It has been added to the UNESCO World Heritage List of Monuments.

The architecture of Fatehpur Sikri reflects the talent and architectural philosophy of Akbar, the greatest of all Mughal emperors. Akbar built this huge complex as his imperial capital. Sikri was the first planned city of the Mughals in India.

Built in Mughal architectural style and hewn out of red sandstone, this structure houses a range of palaces like Jodha Bai’s Palace, Birbal’s Palace, Panch Mahal and the Diwan-i-Khas. The imposing Buland Darwaza or the gateway deserves special mention.