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Welcome to Fatehpur Sikri

A real "ghost town" called Fatehpur-Sikri is located in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, in the north of the country. It was built in the early 1500s by the order of Emperor Maharana Sangram Singh, better known as Rana Sanga near the ancient city of Sikri, and was originally called Sikrigarh. And his new name "Fatehpur", which means "the city of victory," he received after the Mughal emperor Akbar reconquered him from Ran Sang.

In 1571, Akbar made Fatehpur Sikri the capital of his state, and began to actively upset him. At that time, many beautiful buildings, palaces and mosques appeared in the city.  But still, due to the fact that various architects and masters from all over the country took part in the construction, much of the architecture of the city is brought from the culture of India, especially in small details and decor elements. Almost every building is made of red sandstone, which was very common in the area, but later some buildings were rebuilt using white marble as the main building material. Unfortunately, the status of the capital belonged to the city for quite some time, from 1571 to 1585. Fatehpur-Sikri was abandoned because of a lack of water in it.

Its length is 3 km, and width is 1 km. On three sides it is surrounded by an 11-kilometer high wall, in which there were only nine gates, and on the fourth side in the time of Akbar there was a large lake. In the city almost every building is a real work of art. The main building of the city is the palace complex, in which the emperor lived. It consists of several separate pavilions arranged in a geometrically strict order. It is also possible to single out Buland Darvaza - the "gate" to the city of 54 meters high, Jama Masjid, or the Jami Mosque, the Tomb of Salim Chisti - the Sufi saint, Diwan -a-Aam and Diwan-a-khas

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