Fatehpur Sikri was built by the great Mughal Emperor Akbar during the second half of the sixteenth century. It was the political capital of India under the reign of Akbar. The fort was built in honor of the Sufi saint Salim Chisti in the year 1572. This fort along with the Red Fort of Agra kept heaps of arsenal, treasures and other such reserves.
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Fatehpur Sikri is a world heritage site. The site, according to many noted historians, is a source of inspiration. According to them, it was here that the legends of Akbar and his famed nine courtiers known as the nine jewels were born.
The entire complex was planned in such a way so as to produce rich spatial effects. The buildings inside the compound has been designed a remarkable way. Unlike the other Mughal cities the Fatehpur Sikri is not formal in its construction. It is one city which has been the result of improvisation.
The complex of buildings and monuments include a very large mosque which happens to be one of the largest in the world. This is the Jama Masjid. Apart from the famous mosque, there are many other such famous sites inside the fort. All the buildings built in the traditional Muslim way has influences from the Hindu and Jain architecture.
The entire complex is primarily built of red sand stone and is a standing wonder to the tourists who visits the place. The Fatehpur Sikri is definitely one of the best architectural pieces constructed by the Mughals.