Fatehpur Sikri Complex

Akbar (1556-1605), grandson of Babur, shifted his residence and court from Agra to Sikri, for a period of 13 years, from 1572 to 1585 to honour the Sufi Saint Sheikh Salim Chishti, who resided here (in a cavern on the ridge).

Akbar revered him very much as the Saint had blessed him with a son, who was named Salim, in 1569. Akbar gave it the name of Fathabad, which in later days came to be known as Fatehpur Sikri.

# The opening hours for Fatehpur Sikri Monument Complex, Fatehpur Sikri are from sunrise to sunset. You should check the timings before visiting the site.
Additional Info: You can also visit other tourist places in Fatehpur Sikri like Buland Darwaza, Jama Mosque, Tomb of Salim Chishti, Jodha Bai’s Palace.

# The address of Fatehpur Sikri Monument Complex, Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh can be found online and the exact location of Fatehpur Sikri Monument Complex can be checked on GPS.
Additional Info: A few hotels near Fatehpur Sikri are Geetanjali Hotel, Laxmi Vilas Palace, and Hotel Park Regency, among others.

# The ticket price for Fatehpur Sikri Monument Complex for Indians is Rs 30 per person. Foreign tourists have to pay Rs 500. The entry fee for SAARC and BIMSTEC tourists is Rs 30 each
Additional Info: . A few other things to do in Fatehpur Sikri are visiting the palaces and pavilions, Archaeological Museum, stroll through Kinari Bazaar for jewellery and trousseau shopping.

# You can now buy tickets for Fatehpur Sikri Monument Complex, Fatehpur Sikri online from Yatra.com. The website lets you book tickets online for monuments, museums and historical places in India for a quick and smooth travel experience. So, now you don’t have to waste your time in long queues.


Did You Know?

* Fatehpur Sikri was originally known as Vijaypur Sikari under the Sikarwar Rajputs before Akbar re-established the city in 1569. He rechristened it to Fathabad which later got to be known as Fatehpur Sikri.

* Wonder why the most monuments here are built of red sandstone? It is because the sandstone was readily available in the nearby areas and was cheap and easy to transport.

About Fatehpur Sikri Complex

Akbar (1556-1605), grandson of Babur, shifted his residence and court from Agra to Sikri, for a period of 13 years, from 1572 to 1585 to honour the Sufi Saint Sheikh Salim Chishti, who resided here (in a cavern on the ridge).

Akbar revered him very much as the Saint had blessed him with a son, who was named Salim, in 1569. Akbar gave it the name of Fathabad, which in later days came to be known as Fatehpur Sikri.

# The opening hours for Fatehpur Sikri Monument Complex, Fatehpur Sikri are from sunrise to sunset. You should check the timings before visiting the site.
Additional Info: You can also visit other tourist places in Fatehpur Sikri like Buland Darwaza, Jama Mosque, Tomb of Salim Chishti, Jodha Bai’s Palace.

# The address of Fatehpur Sikri Monument Complex, Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh can be found online and the exact location of Fatehpur Sikri Monument Complex can be checked on GPS.
Additional Info: A few hotels near Fatehpur Sikri are Geetanjali Hotel, Laxmi Vilas Palace, and Hotel Park Regency, among others.

# The ticket price for Fatehpur Sikri Monument Complex for Indians is Rs 30 per person. Foreign tourists have to pay Rs 500. The entry fee for SAARC and BIMSTEC tourists is Rs 30 each
Additional Info: . A few other things to do in Fatehpur Sikri are visiting the palaces and pavilions, Archaeological Museum, stroll through Kinari Bazaar for jewellery and trousseau shopping.

# You can now buy tickets for Fatehpur Sikri Monument Complex, Fatehpur Sikri online from Yatra.com. The website lets you book tickets online for monuments, museums and historical places in India for a quick and smooth travel experience. So, now you don’t have to waste your time in long queues.


Did You Know?

* Fatehpur Sikri was originally known as Vijaypur Sikari under the Sikarwar Rajputs before Akbar re-established the city in 1569. He rechristened it to Fathabad which later got to be known as Fatehpur Sikri.

* Wonder why the most monuments here are built of red sandstone? It is because the sandstone was readily available in the nearby areas and was cheap and easy to transport.

Monument Information

Address

Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh

How To Reach

  • Nearest Airport : Agra Airport Agra Airport
  • Nearest Railway Station : Two Railway Station Raja-ki-Mandi and Agra Fort
  • Nearest Bus Station : Central Bus Station Agra

Opening Hours

  • Opening Time : 06:00:00 am
  • Closing Time :06:00:00 pm

Weather

  • Monsoon : July To August

    Summer : April to July. Temperature: 47°C (116°F)

    Winter : October to March, December and January are the coldest months

Facilities available At the Monument

  • Signages (In Braille as well)
  • Drinking Water Facility
  • Toilets for Ladies and Gentlemen
  • Wi-Fi Facility
  • Benches
  • Ramps for differenly abled
  • Audio Guides Facility in English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • German
  • Italian
  • Hindi
  • Tamil
  • Telugu and Bangla is available at TajMahal. Please contact near Ticket Booking counters and Forecourt

Accommodation near the monument

Contact Details

  • Dr. Bhuvan Vikrama
  • Phone: 91-562-2227261/62(T-f),2227263
  • E-mail: circleagr.asi@gmail.com

Ticket Information

Terms & Conditions

  • The e-ticket is not transferable.
  • Entry Fee is not refundable.
  • E-ticket cancellations are not permitted.
  • The Monument is open for visitors between sunrise and sunset.
  • Visitor shall be required to show photo identity proof in original at the entry to the monument.
  • Edibles are not allowed inside the monument.
  • Inflammable/dangerous/explosive articles are not allowed.
INDIAN Visitor:
Total ₹ 35
₹ 35 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
FOREIGNER Visitor:
Total ₹ 550
₹ 550 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
SAARC Visitor:
Total ₹ 35
₹ 35 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
BIMSTEC Visitor:
Total ₹ 35
₹ 35 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax