Top Historical Places in Fatehpur Sikri

Are you looking to explore the history of Fatehpur Sikri through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Fatehpur Sikri including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Fatehpur Sikri. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Fatehpur Sikri ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Fatehpur Sikri, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Fatehpur Sikri for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Fatehpur Sikri with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Panch Mahal

    Tags: Landmark, Palace

    This 5 storied structure is a living example of Indo-Islamic blend in Indian culture and tradition. Built in classic Buddhist architectural style, it stands on a western line of the courtyard. Primarily used for relaxation and entertainment purposes, it is a Badgir, the Persian wind tower for ladies of the harem as an observatory to cover the queens and princess on the top terraces enjoying the...Read more
  2. Sufi Saint Shaikh Salim Chisti Tomb

    Tags: Landmark, Historical Site, Architecture , Tomb

    One of the finest pieces of architecture in Mughal tradition in India, this sacred structure was built in the 16th century. The place is the sacred ground of burial of Sufi saint Salim Chisti, a descendant of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti of Ajmer. Located along the imperial complex near Zenana Rauza and facing south towards Buland Darwaza, this landmark lies within the quadrangle of the Jama Masjid....Read more
  3. The Buland Darwaza

    Tags: Religious Site, Landmark, Ancient Ruin, Historical Site

    This stupendous architecture marvel is a 55 metre high gate of Jama Masjid and gradually reduces in the height inside. An addition to the mosque Jama Masjid after five years, it is a mark of victory of Mughal king Akbar. The alluring arches creatively designed have a large right in the centre locally known as the horseshoe gate. The tale goes that nailing horseshoes to its huge wooden doors is ...Read more
  4. The Palace Of Jodha Bai

    Tags: Landmark, Historical Site, Palace

    This is the residence of royal queen Jodha Bai and the wife of Mughal emporer Akbar. Being the largest and most important part of the imperial harem- queen’s residence, it has all the provisions for a comfortable and lavish stay for the Queen Jodha Bai. It consists of a rectangular block with a single magnificent gateway on the eastern side. The decoration is in classic Hindu style as the...Read more
  5. Birbal Bhavan

    Tags: Landmark, Heritage Building

    Located in Fatehpur Sikri in Agra, Birbal Bhavan is a small historic palace which was the official residence of Raja Birbal who was Emperor Akbar’s favourite courtier. This elegant structure built in the Mughal architectural style blends certain Persian traits. Situated within a large plain area enclosing excellent gardens and lush lawns, this compact palatia...Read more
  6. Diwan-i-khas

    Tags: Landmark, Historical Site

    This is the hall of private audience and here the Emperor or the Ruler met the private audience and resolved the issues. The central platform attached to a huge pillar of the royal complex is the seat of the ruler and the huge diagonal galleries served as a seat for the ministers. The tale also goes that the building was a storehouse for the gems and jewels. This can be also verified with the f...Read more
  7. Diwan-i-aam

    Tags: Landmark, Historical Site

    The word ‘Aam’ literally meaning the commoners and the word ‘Diwan’ is a hall of the public audience in the courtyard of Mughals. It is the place where the rulers met the general public and resolved the issued that came forth. This pavilion-like multi-bayed rectangular structure opens in a large front space and is huge enough for the audience to gather. Diwan-i-Aam is ty...Read more
  8. Hiran Minar

    Tags: View Point, Historical Site, Tower

    Located in the open plains, this high tower stands in a polo ground converted into a sanctuary for Antelopes. The 53 steps lead to the top of the tower and an excellent bird eye’s view of the entire Fatehpur Sikri can be observed from here. A combination of octagonal and circular shape is decorated with an alternate row of six pointed star and hexagons. Numerous elephant tusks are protrud...Read more
  9. Jama Masjid

    Tags: Mosque, Religious Site, Landmark, Historical Site

    This landmark of Fatehpur Sikri is the prime attraction of this historical city since ages. One of the first and foremost constructions of the complex by Mughal emperor Akbar, it dates back to the 16th century and still proudly places itself in one of the finest Mosques of India. Built in the traditional Indian style, the Iwans around the central courtyard and the discernible Chhatri (meaning U...Read more
  10. Pachisi Courtyard

    Tags: Historical Site

    An antique game of the Mughal times having similarity to chess known as Pachisi was played in this royal game court. The courtyard displays the extravagant lifestyles of the Mughal emperors. The board for the game was built in white and black cheques on the huge floor of the Pachisi courtyard and human beings instead of Mohras or chess pieces were used to play the game. Located close to the Diw...Read more
  11. Carawan Sarai

    Tags: Historical Site, Architecture

    Built as the royal guesthouse for important visitors and traders of the Mughal Empire, it is located near Hathi pol. The spacious interior in the shape of the quadrangle has residential rooms on all sides. The charming terraces built on the south-east side of the Serai and the pillared verandahs are now in ruins and the presence of water tank and well mark the excellent facilities provided to t...Read more