Fatehpur Sikri was for a decade the capital of the Mughal Empire in the 16th century. The whole is perfectly preserved.


Despite its remarkable state of conservation, Fatehpur Sikri, a ghost town located about forty kilometers from Agra, dates no less from the 16th century.

Founded by Emperor Akbar, the city served as the capital of the Mughal Empire for only ten years.

The political necessities of the time demanded the presence of the emperor in Lahore, and this together with the poor water resources of Fatehpur Sikri ended up signing the death warrant of this ephemeral capital.


about the place, Fatehpur Sikri:

Fatehpur Sikri is an ephemeral city since it was only inhabited for a period of ten years.

It was built to serve as the capital by the Mughal emperor Akbar in 1571 and was abandoned in 1585 among other things because of the great difficulties of supplying it with drinking water.

Its heritage has been preserved and presents an incomparable architectural richness.



 - Lakshminarayana Subramaniam (Inde)  - Le violon de l'Inde du Sud - Rga Kirvani Ragam, Ocora (558585/86)


Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh, India