Agra wants to build the hospitality industry into a bigger, better contributor to the Indian tourism industry. Fatehpur Sikri sightseeing with local tour guide is indispensable for lovers of history and ancient architectural buildings.Fatehpur Sikri is a famous town coming under the territorial jurisdiction of Agra, which had been the capital of the mighty Mughal empire for 15 years. "Fateh" means victory and "sikri" is the name of village. This fortified city was built by emperor Akbar between 1571 and 1585 to honour Sheikh Salim Chisti who predicted the birth of Akbar’s heir. To honour the prophecy of the Sufi saint, Akbar constructed Fatehpur Sikri and the beautiful Jama Masjid which is still in use today. It is made of red sandstone and is 43 km from Agra. The planning of the city was well executed by constructing magnificent residential, administrative, and religious establishments compromised of palaces, public buildings, mosques, and living areas for the royal family, servants and the army of the emperor. Akbar planned this city as the capital of the Mughal empire but an acute shortage of water compelled him to abandon Fatehpur Sikri in 185, due to this reason this city acquired the name of a ghost city.You can book excursion to Fatehpur Sikri from our tour company. It is four hours trip and tour guide for Fatehpur sikri will escort you from Agra in your car. First you visit the amazing palace constructed by Akbar followed by visit to shrine of Sheikh Salim Chisti. Enjoy view of sikri village from Buland Darwaza, the tallest gate of Asia.The tour guide brief you comprehensive history about Mughal empire and Fatehpur Sikri. This city was founded by third Mughal king Akbar while returning from Gujrat to pay homage to priest Salim Chisti. This is also an approved world heritage site. One can also visit Hiran Minar, constructed by Akbar posthomously, as a tribute to his elephnat Hiran, who had saved the life of king Akbar on many occassion into the battlefield....
NARRATION OF INFORMATION ABOUT BUILDINGS AND PALACES IN FATEHPUR SIKRI BY LOCAL TOUR GUIDE
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It means hall of public audience or court of justice. It was constructed to hold public gatherings and redress their grievances and agonies. His nine important ministers used to sit here, assisting Akbar in presiding the court.
It is a Persian architectural style that means a hall for a private audience. Here King discusses matters related to administration with his nine ministers. It is also a law-making building compared with the parliament of today.
It is a worship house where Akbar used to discuss religious matters with spiritual leaders. Here he laid the foundation of Din-e-Elahi, which includes sharing of good values and virtues of different religions to spread amiability among multiple faiths.
This is a five-story palace where king Akbar used to spend splendid moments with his three wives. From the top one can enjoy a panoramic view of the entire city.
TOMB OF SALIM CHISTI
Akbar constructed the beautiful marble tomb of Sufi saint Salim Chisti in the courtyard of the mosque. He constructed this tomb as a mark of respect for Salim Chisti who predicted the birth of Jhangir in his prophecy. People from various states visit the tomb with the hope of fulfilment of their wishes.
It is a world heritage site now. It is considered a pilgrimage destination. It is made of red sandstone and is also called a Friday mosque.
How Much Is The Entrance Fee For Fatehpur Sikri?
Note: All children below the age of 14 are granted free entry inside Fatehpur Sikri.
How Much Does It Cost For Hiring Services of Tour Guide For Sightseeing of Fatehpur Sikri?
Half Day Local Sightseeing Tour of Fatehpur Sikri with English speaking private tour guide: INR 1800 OR USD 25.