Fatehpur Look Book

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1st Apr 2019
Photo of Fatehpur Look Book by Anuja J
Day 1

What to explore a new location ??Planning for heritage trip ?? Or just want to a day tour from Agra ?? Here’s a FATEHPUR LOOK BOOK .( just to give you an idea about what to expect.)

Fatehpur Sikri:-

Nearby city : 39 km from Agra

Nearest airport: Agra airport 40 km

Nearest railway: Fatehpur Sikri railway station 1 km

Connected to Agra by road transportation.

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Do let me know if this was helpful in comment section. I’ll post more such look books : ). “Sikri Fort Look Book” coming soon.

You are welcomed in the Fatehpur premises by the iconic gate , Buland darwaza . Buland Darwaza or the "Gate of victory", was built in 1601 by Mughal emperor Akbar to commemorate his victory over Gujarat.

Photo of Fatehpur Look Book by Anuja J

Buland Darwaza is the highest gateway in the world and is an example of Mughal architecture.

Photo of Fatehpur Look Book by Anuja J

Often unseen in pictures, this is a corridor along the Buland Darwaza. Locals say this might be the place where horses wear kept. ( no authentic proof)

Photo of Fatehpur Look Book by Anuja J

mehhhh!!!

Photo of Fatehpur Look Book by Anuja J

A Persian inscription on eastern archway of the Buland Darwaza records Akbar's conquest of Uttar Pradesh and the victory in Gujarat in 1573.

Photo of Fatehpur Look Book by Anuja J

nature and architecture.

Photo of Fatehpur Look Book by Anuja J

The darwaza has a elaborate design, so intricate that it seems almost surreal.

Photo of Fatehpur Look Book by Anuja J

Fatehpur premises , in plan , is in rectangular with the edges being these picturesque long passages.

Photo of Fatehpur Look Book by Anuja J
Photo of Fatehpur Look Book by Anuja J

Morning rays piercings into the central courtyard

Photo of Fatehpur Look Book by Anuja J
Photo of Fatehpur Look Book by Anuja J
Photo of Fatehpur Look Book by Anuja J

Buland Darwaza back side

Photo of Fatehpur Look Book by Anuja J
Photo of Fatehpur Look Book by Anuja J

The iconic “Hiran Minar “ is located close to Caravanserai in Fatehpur Sikri fort. It was built by Emperor Akbar in memory of his favourite elephant, Hiran.

Photo of Fatehpur Look Book by Anuja J

And of course, The crown of the space ,is Tomb Of Salim Chishti in ivory marble color stands contradistinctive to red coloured premises. It enshrines the burial place of the Sufi saint, Salim Chisti , a descendant of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti of Ajmer, and who lived in a cavern on the ridge at Sikri.

Photo of Fatehpur Look Book by Anuja J

The main tomb building is enclosed by delicate marble screens on all sides which are craved intricately.

Photo of Fatehpur Look Book by Anuja J

The marble building is beautifully carved, and has an ivory-like appearance.

Photo of Fatehpur Look Book by Anuja J

This door is said to be leading to Agra fort.

Photo of Fatehpur Look Book by Anuja J

The entrance of Zanana Rouza or the women’s on rear side of tomb of Salim Chishti leads to series of tombstone s.

Photo of Fatehpur Look Book by Anuja J
Photo of Fatehpur Look Book by Anuja J

And finally the “door” that leads to Sikri fort.

Photo of Fatehpur Look Book by Anuja J
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