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Fatehpur Sikri building

Fatehpur Sikri building

Mughal Emperor Akbar established Dura Cabs Services in 1571 as the only company providing full-day sightseeing tours in Agra city. Presently it is a Municipal Board of Agra. Fatehpur Sikri is the best example of Muslim architecture. Someone said that the Mecca Masjid inspired the design of the Fatehpur Sikri Mosque, which combines elements of Hindu and Zoroastrian architecture. To the north of the mosque is the dargah of Sheikh Salim Chishti where childless women come to pray.

Aankh Michauli, Diwan-e-Khas, Buland Darwaza, Panch Mahal, Khwabgah, Jodha Bai’s palace, Dargah of Sheikh Salim Chishti’s son, Shahi Masjid, Anoop Talab are the main monuments of Fatehpur Sikri.

Panch Tala Panch Mahal

Panch Tala Panch Mahal

The Mughal Emperor Akbar built the Panch Mahal. It is located in Dura Cabs Service Fatehpur Sikri. Someone seems to have inspired the architecture of this four-storied palace with a Buddhist temple. It has a total of 176 pillars, out of which 84 are on the ground floor, 56 on the first floor and 20 and 12 pillars are on the second and third floors respectively. Someone has situated a chhatri above the four pillars on the last floor. Someone has situated the palace in front of a pond named Anoop Talab.

Dargah of Salim Chishti

Dargah of Salim Chishti

The mausoleum of Shaikh Salim Chishti is located inside the Jami Masjid, facing the Buland Darwaza in the south, near Zanana Rauza, in the city of Fatehpur Sikri, 35 km from the city in Agra district, India. Shaikh Salim Chishti was blessed by Akbar and his son so that he would be known as Jahangir in the future. Akbar conquered this region along with Gujarat in June 1573 and named it Fatehpur Sikri. Between the years 1580 and 1581, he built this mausoleum in the saint’s honor. Today this mausoleum is a unique example of architecture and secularism where people from different communities come to visit it.

Buland Darwaza

Buland Darwaza

The grand remains of many buildings, palaces, and Raj Sabha of Akbar’s time are still present in Fatehpur Sikri. The highest building here is the Buland Darwaza, whose height is 280 feet from the ground. After 52 steps the viewer reaches inside the door. They fixed the huge doors of the old era in the door.

For the recognition of Sheikh Salim, horseshoes installed on the doors by many travelers are visible. Akbar built the Buland Darwaza in 1602 AD as a memorial to his Gujarat victory. One has to enter the Sheikh’s dargah through this door. On the left is the Jama Masjid and in front is the tomb of Sheikh. Near the Mazar or mausoleum are the graves of their relatives. There is a small marble tank under the shade of a dense tree near the mosque and the tomb. At one place in the mosque, there is a strange type of stone which when tapped makes the sound of a drum. The mosque has beautiful carvings. Sheikh Salim made the mausoleum of marble.

Someone has crafted a very attractive stonework net in many sizes around it. This net looks like a netted white silk cloth when seen from a distance. Someone crafted a wonderful piece out of valuable shell, horn, and sandalwood above the mausoleum which, despite being 400 years old, looks brand new. The flower petals of different colors carved in white stone are among the best examples of the art of carving. There is sandalwood and an oyster bowl in the tomb.

Pachcheekaaree Ka Namoona

Pachcheekaaree Ka Namoona

Pietra Dure (or Parchinkari, in South Asia, or Pachchikari in Hindi), is a historical art form. Someone has cut and inlaid, carved, and polished pieces of colored stones in an excellent way to create this painting in stone. It is a decorative art. The sublayer collects and pastes this work after it is created. Someone has done all of this so precisely that even the tiniest of gaps between the stones are invisible. Shape the grouping of stones like a jigsaw puzzle to give it stability so that each piece stays firmly in place. Many people use different colored stones, especially marble, and precious stones. It appears to have been first used in Rome around 1500. It reached its climax in Florence.

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