After eating at the restaurant we all decided to move onto our next destination and that was Fatehpur Sikri Agra. The place was situated a far off distance of about 37 Km from the city of Agra and after reaching to this place I came to know about many different stories related to it. It is believed that it was built in the honor of the saint Shaikh Salim Chishti who had blessed Akbar with the blessing of three heirs and predicted the second one to become a bold emperor in the future. It is also known as the ghost city as due to lack of water systems then, the place was abandoned.
When I looked at the place then I came to realize that how good the Mughals were in making monuments. The place had many other important locations inside it like Diwan-i-Khaswhich was the royal chamber of King Akbar and is studded with precious stones and consists of many beautiful sculptures, Panch Mahal is another such place which was actually built to house the ladies of the palace and the top story of the place offers the best possible view of the whole place, Tomb of Salim Chisti which is well-known for the carvings and it attracts pilgrims from whole world to the place and lastly was the Buland Darwaza which made my eyes pop out as it is said to be the largest gateway in the world with a height of 54 meters and was built to mark the victory of King Akbar over Gujrat and it totally had a blend of Persian and Mughal architecture. Other attractions in this place include Diwan-I-Am, Daulat khana-I-khas, Palace of Jodha Bai and Hawa Mahal. The place is also regarded as one of the most important historic sites in the world by the UNESCO.
This place amazed me a lot because almost a whole city was built so beautifully and the fact that no one ever lived here because of water crisis made this place more interesting and Fatehpur Sikri Agra is surely one of the best places I have been to and this place made my trip more memorable.