It's in the state of Uttar Pradesh. It's a short 40 km drive from Agra
The Emperor (1556-1605) decided to construct it on the same site where
the birth of his son was predicted by the wise & holy man, Shaikh Salim Chisti (1480-1572).
The complex consists of independent pavilions arranged around central squares.
But the beautiful thing about all this was the fusion of styles. His adopted land of India, can be seen throughout.
Inner view of Buland Darwaza (Bulland Gate)
(Buland Darwaza) Bulland Gate, Fatehpur Sikri
Built to commemorate Akbar's victory against the Kingdom of Gujarat.
Bulland Gate (Buland Darwaza). This gateway is 55 metres tall. Completed in 1575, it's according to the locals the largest triumphal arch in the world. The Arch de Triomphe is 50m high. The Brandenburg Gate is 26m. The arch of Titus in Rome is 15m. One "gate" that is taller is the Arch of St. Louis, Missouri. It's 190m though it's debatable as to whether it's a triumphal arch or just a gateway. ???
Bulland Gate (Buland Darwaza)
This is the central gate of the Buland Darwaza. The horseshoes are nailed for good luck.
Tomb of Salim Chishti
A marble encased tomb for the saint who foretold the birth of a son for Akbar. Beautiful Jali screens encircle the central room that houses the body of the saint.
The Tomb of Shaikh Salim Chisti (1480-1572)
This is one of the most unusual structures of Fatehpur Sikri. It's a 5 tiered palace.
Also known as "The Pavilion of the Winds". This was used by ladies of the Royal Harem who were given privacy with Jali screens.
The "Hall of Private Audience". It is here that Akabar had representatives of the different religions discuss their faiths in peace & friendship. The central pillar has 36 voluted brackets.