Fatehpur Sikri Travel
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Fatehpur Sikri has been admired by all history lovers. Many believe that the ancient city was come into picture in the sixteenth century when Mughals made it their capital. Although the history of Fatehpur Sikri has a lot more feathers under its cap as it has been mentioned in the epic Mahabharata as “Saik” which means region surrounded by water. Few stone sculptures dated 1010 AD has been discovered by ASI mentioning this place as “Sekrikya”. Historians and travellers would love this place when they witness the same upon reaching the height at which Fatehpur Sikri stands surrounded by a natural lake; although most of the lake has been dried up now. In the recent past, Babur visited this place after defeating Rana Sanga at the outskirts of Sikri village. Babur named the place as “Shukri”; which means thanks; as the place provided Mughal army much needed water to fight the battle.
It was actually Akbar who rechristened the place. During his reign, Sufi Saint Salim Chisthi was residing here. Akbar who finished his successful campaign in Gujarat; renamed named the village Fathabad; went to seek his blessing to have child. Saint Salim Chisthi blessed him a son and when the prophecy came true in 1569 and Jahangir was born, Akbar decided to built this marvellous beauty in the honour of Saint Salim Chisthi. Akbar has shifted his capital from Agra to Fathabad for 13 years. Later the place was known as Fatehpur Sikri.
The compound of Fatehpur Sikri has major attractions like the mosque – Jama Masjid (still in function), Buland Darwaza, The Diwan-e-Khaas, Diwan-E-aam, Panch Mahal, Birbal House, Ibadat-Khana, Hiran Minar to name few. The compound also has Tomb of Sufi Saint Salim Chisthi. Prayers are still offered at this place by devotees and followers. Visitors can also witness the separate sections Akbar has built for his three wives. As the place was functioning as capital of Mughal empire, it also houses, Daftar khana (records keeping place), Karkhana (the royal worksop), Khazana (Treasury), madrasa (school) etc.
One of the interesting facts about this place is the tomb of Sufi Saint Salim Chisthi. The entire compound of Fatehpur Sikri was built with the red stone along with the tomb. Later, Jahangir has ordered to re-build the tomb with white marble. The beauty of the tomb catches the eyes as soon as we enter the compound. Another interesting thing to be noted here is that the following generations are still living in the Sikri village of Saint Salim Chisthi and the family decedents are resting in peace within the compound of Fatehpur Sikri. Exiting Stuff!!!!
And hey all Fatehpur Sikri travellers… have you ever heard of Anarkali – the famous entertainer and a legendry slave girl of Akbar’s court. The charming beauty was ordered to be enclosed within a wall of his palace alive by Emperor Akbar himself. Want to know where she was originally enclosed??? If stories are to be believed, it was the Fatehpur Sikri itself. The compound basement’s has a door which goes down under and locals claimed that this was the place where Anarkali was enclosed within the walls. Although another line of story also suggests that Anarkali was later taken out via tunnel by the order of Akbar himself and sent to Lahore.
So many places, so many stories it is Fatehpur Sikri travel is really delight!!! Wish to witness them? Plan to march to Fatehpur Sikri. It has lot of things and stories to tell then just a marvellous architectural complex. Contact India’s best travel agency B2B Hospitality for your travel plan and relaxed for rest.