Tomb of Salim Chishti, Fatehpur Sikri

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The Tomb of Sheikh Salim Chishti is a beautiful and magnificent structure built in the early 16th century. The famous Mughal emperor Akbar built this tomb as a tribute to the Sufi saint Salim Chishti who had forecast that he would have a son. Akbar had been praying for a son for a long time and had almost given hope. The saint’s blessings came true, and Akbar was blessed with a son soon after.

The elaborate white structure is a marvel and even today it attracts people from all walks of life, cutting across all religions and beliefs. This beautiful square marble tomb exemplifies the best of Mughal architecture in India. The tomb is situated near Zanana Rauza and faces the Buland Darwaza. The mausoleum is built on a raised platform, and it takes a flight of five steps to reach the entrance of the porch. The tomb itself is placed at the centre of the main hall which features a single semi-circular dome.


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