The central pillar of Diwan-i-khas at Fatehpur Sikri

Fatehpur Sikri in Agra

Fatehpur Sikri in the Agra district was once the capital city of the Mughal empire (1571 to 1585) in India. The imperial complex is one of the best preserved collections of Indian Mughal architecture but after it was completed in 1585 the palace was abandoned because of the lack of water and the increased turmoil […]

Entrance Agra Fort

Agra Fort

Agra Fort is next to another UNESCO world heritage site, the Taj Mahal. When emperor Akbar arrived in Agra in 1558 he recognised the strategic importance of this fort but it was in a ruined condition. For eight years more than 4,000 builders worked daily to rebuilt and restore the fort with red sandstones from the Barauli […]