Sunday, November 13, 2005

Fatehpur Sikri

Fatehpur Sikri is situated about 37 Kms from Agra. It was founded by Akbar in 1569 AD and used as his Capital. Akbar prayed in this village for a son and after that his empress Jodha bai was blessed with a son who was named emperor Jahangir. Unfortunately within 50 years of its construction it was deserted due to scarcity of drinking water.

Sheikh saleem chisti tomb is made of white marble and has marble screen surrounding the cenotaph has beautiful floral design. Beauty of this wall can be seen when you go inside and watch, it looks like a mirror from inside. When you see it from outside it looks like a white marble building and nothing else is visible. It is said that this marble work is the best, even better than the one in Taj mahal.

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