Jama Masjid in Fatehpur Sikri city is one of the largest mosques in India. Emperor Akbar constructed this UNESCO recognized world heritage site during 1571-72 AD. The magnificent mosque also named Friday Mosque, owns a rectangular structure with a specious extended courtyard. It’s surrounded by entrances from North, South, and East. Inlaid stones, glazed tiles, and paintings carved with the Holy Quran represent the well-adorned interior architecture of Mughal.
The Buland Darwaza, also famous as the Gate of Magnificence, is the main gateway to the Jama Masjid Complex. Emperor Akbar constructed the Buland Darwaza in 1576 AD to honor his triumph over Gujarat. The 15-story gateway in black and white marble is made of red and buff sandstone serves as the entrance to the Fatehpur Sikri city. Your eyes will be welcomed by tall pillars at the height of 54m and an archway intricately carved with Persian inscription and Holy Quran.
The ruined Archaeological Museum, placed 100m away from the Diwan-I-Am, was restored in 2002-2004. The Museum houses four galleries showcasing pre-Mughal and Mughal artifacts and pre-historic monolithic stone tools. It also displays miniature stone sculptures.
Raja Birbal, as Akbar’s Hindu Prime Minister, lived in the Birbal’s Palace. The Palace built in 1571 was considered a section of Imperial Harem where Ruqayya Begum and Salima Begum, Akbar’s senior queens, lived. It truly portraits the Mughal splendid architecture designed with the most delicate carvings and floral patterns.
Hiran Minar was constructed in honor of Emperor Akbar’s adored elephant, Hiran. It served as a lighthouse to help people finding the way after the dark. The octagonal-shaped minar is 21.34 m in height. It was also used as a watchtower where women could watch animal fights, wrestling games, and sports.
Jodha Bai Palace
The Fatehpur Sikri complex houses Jodha Bai Palace, known as the largest building in this area. Akbar constructed the Palace to honor his wife Jodha, Rajput princess. Its architecture is a beautiful blend of Hindu and Muslim design styles.
The Panch Mahal is another beauty of Mughal architecture in Fatehpur Sikri built by Emperor Akbar. The 5-floor Palace was the summer getaway for royal women. The red sandstone-made Panch Mahal also named the wind tower, houses five pavilions and carved pillars combining Persian, Jain, and Hindu architectural elements.
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