Fatehpur Sikri

Fatehpur Sikri Red Fort 2006 Taj Mahal 2006

Fatehpur Sikri

A Mughal Palace

Photos from 1964


palace interior



looking across the fountain  to the flooded plain

Photos from 2006


 new capital city of Fatehpur Sīkri, which was founded in 1569.





The advent of the Mughal dynasty marks a striking revival of Islāmic architecture in northern India: Persian, Indian, and the various provincial styles were successfully fused to produce works of unusual refinement and quality.  The new style is built entirely of red sandstone and marble, and shows considerable Persian influence.  The city of Fatehpur Sīkri (156974) represents the building activities of the emperor Akbar.  The most important achievements, however, are to be found at Fatehpur Sīkri.








The region around Āgra consists almost entirely of a level plain, with hills in the extreme southwest. The region is watered by the Yamuna River and the Āgra Canal; millet, barley, wheat, and cotton are among the crops grown. The deserted Mughal city of Fatehpur Sīkri is 23 miles (37 km) southwest of Āgra city. Pop. (1981) city, 694,191; metropolitan area, 747,318.



























restoration worker


be sure to keep your counter foil

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