Greatest of all the Mughal Emperors who ruled India, Akbar ascends to the throne in 1556 at the caring age of 14 years. obvious reason of ascending throne was the unexpected termination of his father, Humayun. Akbar turned his notice towards structure a magnificent Imperial capital at Agra as soon as he consolidate his power. Immediate result of his attention was impressive Agra Fort, which was a great asset militarily as well as it served as the imperial house.
In due course of time Akbar decided to shift his capital to nearby. There is a difference of view among historians about this decision of Akbar. According to the myths Akbar used to call the village of Sikri to take the blessings of the huge Sufi saint Salim Chisti in order to have an successor to his throne. Akbar's visitations were productive, for he was holy with three sons. He builds the new city according to the orders of Salim Chisti whose crypt is a part of Fatehpur Sikri. Another set of historians say that he built the new city at Fatehpur Sikri as it was lessening on the thoroughfare towards South India from North India. From this place he was able to control all parts of the country and move in any direction without much trouble. The new city was set on a hilltop that made it reasonably safe from future attacks. The new city, built on a ridge, grew into a superb township better than modern London. Akbar did not stayed in this superb city for long and reasons for deserting Fatehpur Sikri are as much mysterious as was its construction.
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