Thursday, November 24, 2011

Fatehpur Sikri In Agra Attractions

Fatehpur Sikri In Agra Attractions Favorite India Tourism

Fatehpur Sikri
Located 26 miles from Agra, this city was the political capital of the Mughal Empire in the latter 1500s. In the Arabic, Persian and Urdu languages, Fateh means victory, and the city was built to commemorate Emperor Babur’s defeat of Rana Sanga in the battle of Khanwa. An especially eclectic display of cultural influences and motifs, Fatehpur Sikri employed Bengali and Gujarati craftsmen, creating a synthesis of Hindu, Jain and Islamic styles. Fatehpur Sikri is regarded as the apex of Akbar’s architectural legacy.


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