Fatehpur Sikri, India. An abandoned 16th-century town. Click through to check out more awesome ghost towns
fatehpur sikri historical place of india
Fatehpur Sikri is a city in the Agra District of Uttar Pradesh, India Previously city name was Vijaypur Sikari of Sikarwar Rajput clan later city was founded in 1569 by the Emperor, Akbar, and served as the capital of the Mughal Empire from 1571 to 1585. After his military victories over Chittor and Ranthambore, Akbar decided to shift his capital from Agra to a new location 23 miles (37 km) W.S.W on the Sikri ridge, to honour the Sufi saint Salim Chishti. Here he commenced the construction…
Fatehpur Sikri, India
Agra fort by Prajakta P. This photograph was taken in Agra fort, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. This fort shows us the glorious tradition of Indian architecture. This is a UNESCO world heritage site.