Agra and its adjoining areas are home to some of the finest examples of Mughal architecture, showcasing one of the most brilliant phases of Indian history. One of these is the Fatehpur Sikri, one of the best examples of Mughal planning and architecture. One of the most important aspects of the Fatehpur Sikri is the fact that it provides us with details of not just Mughal architecture but paints an accurate image of the system of administration and social structure of the era. Once the political capital of Akbar, arguable the greatest Mughal emperor, Fatehpur Sikri was in operation from 1571 to1585. Today a world heritage site, this erstwhile capital of the Mughals is a historian's delight and must-see for all visitors to the area.