Fatehpur Sikri was the dignified city of the mughal dynasty. In honour of saint Shaikh Salim Chisti, the Mughal emperor, Akbar the great, founded a magnificent city on Sikri ridge. In 1571 he ordered the construction of buildings for his own use and asked the nobelmen to build houses for themselves.
Akbar employed local masons and craftsman and allowed them the freedom to use their traditional skills to create a new style, which has been called "Akbari". The architecture of Fatehpur Sikri is a combination of both Hindu and Muslim styles.