Fatehpur Sikri, India, Feb 2010 - suchitnanda

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Buland Darwaza: One of the gateways to the Jama Masjid, is a stupendous piece of architecture.

Fatehpur Sikri (Hindi: फतेहपुर सीकरी, Urdu: فتحپور سیکری) is a city and a municipal board in Agra district in the state of Uttar Pradesh, in North India. The historical city was constructed by Mughal Emperor Akbar beginning in 1570 and served as the empire's capital from 1571 until 1585. Though it took 15 years to build, it was abandoned after only 14 years of use because of shortage of water supply which was unable to sustain the growing population. The palace and mosque in Fatehpur Sikri are a tourist attraction and it is an UNESCO World Heritage Site which is about 40 km from the Taj Mahal, Agra. Uttar Pradesh state (UP), North India.

Buland DarwazaFatehpur SikricityAgra districtUttar PradeshNorth Indiahistorical cityMughalEmperor Akbarcapitalabandonedshortage of waterpopulationpalacemosquetourist attractionUNESCOWorld Heritage SiteUttar Pradesh stateUPIndia