To build a town dedicated to a saint, to build a tomb in memory of his elephant, and to transfer his capital to this place till his reign, was the glory of Emperor Akbar. During my recent visit to Agra, I spent an entire day exploring Fatehpur Sikri, a town established by Akbar. I took refuge in Agra and the next morning I left for Fatehpur Sikri from Agra. Let me tell you that Fatehpur Sikri was the first planned town to be constructed in the Mughal period. Fatehpur is made from two words. Fateh means “victory” and Pur means “city” and there used to be a village named Sikri here, due to which it was named Fatehpur Sikri.
Sheikh Salim Chishti was a famous Sufi saint during the reign of Akbar, whose magical splendor permeated the minds of the people. He lived in a small village named Sikri, near Agra. It was the time when Mughal emperor Akbar continued to expand his empire with victory over victory. He has every blessing except the fortune of having a child. Due to this, he often felt disturbed inside.
Finally, with the blessings of Sheikh Salim Chishti, the wish of his child was fulfilled and he was blessed with a boy. He named his son Salim after this saint, who later became famous as Jahangir. Finding his bag full of happiness, Akbar adored a modest village-like Sikri and converted it into a shining city. Not only this, the dargah of that great saint was also built with great admiration.
This article is a travel guide for Fatehpur Sikri. We will tell you about every building inside the Fatehpur Sikri Fort and also what to do, how to get there, and what to expect there.