Some 40 KM away from Agra city which is dotted with world-famous white marble mausoleums, Fatehpur Sikri welcomes you with its red sandstone monuments and impressive architectures that set it apart from what you see in Agra. While Agra has Taj Mahal and Itimad-ud-Daulah’s tomb which were chiefly constructed with white marble, adorned with pietra dura, the monuments of Fatehpur Sikri differ both in architecture and planning. There are a lot of places to visit in Fatehpur Sikri and a lot to explore about its glorious past.
Akbar dreamt of a city and he built it. But later, it was left abandoned and the Fatehpur Sikri, which once flourished, happened to be the royal place for the emperor and his family came to a situation where the palaces and monuments were ignored. Years later, restoration work was carried out to revoke the sleeping charm of Sikri so that glory can shine again.