"The Ghost City of Fatehpur Sikri" Fatehpur Sikri by tremendopunto
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Fatehpur Sikri was planned as a capital city by the great Akbar, but failed due to water shortness. And this might be the reason why we, as tourists, are able to visit these ruins as a beautiful ghost city, that did not change from ancient times.
Here is a short clip of my trip to Fatehpur Sikri
The Mosque is still in use and perfectly preserved. It is a great areal to walk around, but when people/salesman greet you in three different languages, you can be sure it is a main tourist place. We were lucky to be there in off-season and "enjoyed" the monsoon with it ;-)
Despite putting all the other great Maharaja places in ashes, Akbar was supposed to be open minded, having women of three different beliefs and the entrance gate of the mosque quotes a saying from Jesus Christ.....
Another interesting part of the mosque is the white marble tomb of a saint, said to be able of bringing sons to a childless family. Even today women come here to put thread knots on the tomb for this reason.
A couple of years ago my sister visited this place, too, on her trip. I heard she did the same - but now she got already two sons.....I wonder how many threads she left there :-)
There are plenty of buildings, gardens and little palace to see, but one of the main architectural interests deserves the Public Audience hall. A beautifully decorated pillar supports the seat of the Mogul emperor and from that point, four bridges leave to the corners of the building, where supposedy the scholars or ministers stood.
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