Fatehpur Sikri : French Tourist Recently Died

  • A 61-year-old French tourist recently died inside the Fatehpur Sikri fort after
    she fell from a nine-feet-high platform following the collapse of a wooden
  • Fatehpur Sikri is a city predominantly in red sandstone, situated at a
    distance of 37 km from Agra, Uttar Pradesh.
  • It was founded in 1569 by the great Mughal emperor Akbar, and from 1571
    to 1585, Fatehpur Sikri was the capital of the Mughal Empire.
  • The Mughal capital was moved to Delhi in 1586 because of Fatehpur Sikri’s
    inadequate water supply.
  • It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1986.
  • The structures in Fatehpur Sikri combine elements of Persian, Indian, and
    Central Asian styles.
  • The structures are made primarily of red sandstone, which gives the city its
    distinctive appearance.
  • It is enclosed by an 11 km long fortification wall interspersed with
    numerous gateways.