Fatehpur Sikri

The historical city was constructed by Mughal emperor Akbar beginning in 1570 and served as the empire's capital from 1571 until 1585. Though the court took 15 years to build, it was abandoned after only 14 years because the water supply insufficient.

Salim Chishti the sufi saint, predicted that Akbar would have another son, and indeed one was born in 1569 in Sikri. He was named Salim to honor the saint and would later rule the empire as Emperor Jahangir. When he died, Chishti was honored with a white marble encased tomb within the Jama Masjid's courtyard.



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