Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Ami and Ashley’s adventures in India - Fatehpur Sikri

On the way to Jaipur, about an hour out of Agra, is the former palace complex of Fatehpur Sikri.

The city was founded in 1569 by the Mughal emperor, Akbar who decided to move the capital from Agra.  

The city was the capital from 1571 to 1585, when it was abandoned (some say due to lack of water). Akbar moved his capital again, this time to Lahore.

The palace is quite interesting to wander around and has commanding views of the surrounding countryside.

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