Highlights of Fatehpur Sikri
The interior decoration of this place
is unique. The most spectacular sight is the huge Lotus Throne Pillar
was a support to the Akbar's throne. This stone column supports a
flat-topped dome, which is 6 m high.
This is the hall of public audience,
which was designed for large public gatherings.
Buland Darwaza -
Raised in 1602 AD to celebrated
Akbar's victory over the Deccan, the Buland Darwaza is a massive and
grandest gateway in India, and is amongst the biggest in the world. This
gate can be accessed from outside by a 13-metre flight of steps, which
gives a unique experience.
Turkish Sultana's House -
The Turkish Sultana's
house, located at the corner of Anup Talao, was a pavilion for
relaxation. The geometrical pattern carved on the ceiling of this
structure is similar to the Central Asian woodcarvings.
Palace of Jodha Bai -
The Palace of Jodha Bai is
located to the left of the Sunehra Makan. This palace is the largest and
the most significant building in the royal palace, named after Jodha
bai, Akbar's Rajput wife. The architecture of the palace is an absolute
blend of Hindu columns and Muslim cupolas.
The Jami Masjid -
Built in 1571 AD, the Jami Masjid
is one of the largest mosques in India. Within the mosque is a massive
courtyard for the gathering of the people. At the corner, to the right
is the Jammat Khana Hall and adjacent to it is the tomb of the royal
ladies. There is also one Stone Cutter's Mosque, just left of the Jami