“The Pride of Mughal Empire”
Fatehpur Sikri, Agra Overview
Fatehpur Sikri was the capital of the Mughal Empire under the reign of Akbar the Great. The city is a beautiful series of buildings and palaces, located in Agra in Uttar Pradesh, India. It has an amazing history that dates back to 1569 when Akbar moved his capital – and his empire – from Kabul to Agra.
The Fatehpur Sikri is a testament to Mughal architecture and intricate marble and stonework. It represented, under Akbar the Great, a shift from religious to tolerant, from Persian to Indian culture. The buildings were never completed and today only ruins remain of the once magnificent city.
The impressive Red Fort of Agra stands testimony to the authority commanded by the Mughals in India during their reign.