Mughal Sites

If you’re looking to discover Mughal Empire sites and want to find the best places to view Mughal Empire history then you can explore our interactive map above or navigate further by using the links below.

There’s a great selection of Mughal sites and Mughal ruins and you can plan some fantastic things to see on your travels. Once you’ve explored the list of Mughal Empire sites and selected those you wish to visit you can use our itinerary planner tool to plan your trip and then print off a free pocket guidebook. This indispensible holiday guide will help you make the most of your time exploring Mughal sites .

Our database of historical sites is growing all the time, but we may not cover them all. Remember, if you know of other Mughal sites , remains or ruins, you can always add them to Trip Historic now by visiting our upload page.

Mughal Empire: Site Index

Photo by karmadude (cc)

Agra Fort

The Agra Fort was a Mughal fortress and palace in Agra, India and is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The Agra Fort is one of India’s most impressive and important forts and palaces, close to the Taj Mahal. From fortress to city Primarily intended as a military structure, the Agra Fort is made up of 20 metre high walls with a circumference of 2.5 kilometres. However, the Agra Fort was later... Read More

Photo by Hector Garcia (cc)

Fatehpur Sikri

Fatehpur Sikri was the capital of the Mughal Empire for a short period in the sixteenth century.

Fatehpur Sikri near Agra was the short-lived capital of the Mughal Empire. Commissioned by Emperor Akbar in 1571, Fatehpur Sikri was built on the site where a holy man called Shaikh Salim Chishti was said to have predicted the birth of Akbar’s third son, who would become the leader of... Read More

Photo by archer10 (Dennis) (cc)

Humayun’s Tomb

Humayun’s Tomb in Central Delhi is the resting place of the second emperor of the Mughal Dynasty and was the Indian Subcontinent’s first garden mausoleum.

Humayun’s Tomb or The Tomb of Humayun is the mausoleum of the second emperor of the Mughal Dynasty, Humayun. Humayum was the ruler of over one million square kilometers, encompassing modern Pakistan, Afghanistan, and parts of northern India, his reign spanning from 1530 to 1540 and from 1555 to 1556. Humayun’s... Read More

Photo by dlisbona (cc)

Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid is a seventeenth century mosque and the largest in Delhi. It was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan.

Jama Masjid, translated as the “Friday Mosque”, is Delhi’s largest and most famous mosque. Commissioned in 1644 by the builder of the Taj Mahal, the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, Jama Masjid took fourteen years to complete. The result was a symmetrical multi-domed masterpiece capable of holding up to 25,000 worshippers in... Read More

Photo by manalahmadkhan (cc)

Lahore Fort

The Lahore Fort is a vast fortified complex built by the Mughal Emperors and is UNESCO listed.

The Lahore Fort (Shahi Qila) in Lahore, Pakistan is a large complex of fortifications, marble mosques and palaces built by Mughal Emperor Akbar, known as Akbar the Great. Whilst there were buildings and fortifications on the site since the eleventh century and even before, it was under Akbar the Great... Read More

Lalbagh Fort

The Lalbagh Fort is an unfinished seventeenth century Mughal fortified palace in Dhaka.

The Lalbagh Fort is a seventeenth century Mughal fortified palace in Dhaka which was never completed. In the mid-nineteenth century, the Lalbagh Fort was the scene of - ultimately unsuccessful - revolts by the local soldiers against the British during the Great Rebellion.... Read More

Photo by varunshiv (cc)

Mausoleum of Emperor Akbar

The Mausoleum of Emperor Akbar is the tomb one of the most famous of the Mughal emperors.

The Mausoleum of Emperor Akbar was the final resting place of the third Mughal Emperor, Abu Akbar, known as Akbar the Great (1542-1605). Having succeeded to the throne from his father Humayun at the age of thirteen, Emperor Akbar is known for having been an effective leader, recapturing much of... Read More

Photo by Historvius

Red Fort

One of the most famous Mughal sites, the Red Fort is a world famous fortified structure and palace in Delhi, India and a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The Red Fort (Lal Quila) in Delhi, India was originally built by the fifth Emperor of India’s Mughal Dynasty, Shahjahan in 1639, when he moved India’s capital from Agra to Delhi. The Red Fort, which derives its name from the red sandstone bricks which make up its protective walls, was built... Read More

Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal is an opulent, world-famous mausoleum in Agra, India and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Probably the best known of all the Mughal sites.

The Taj Mahal is an iconic structure and a UNESCO World Heritage site in the city of Agra in India. Built between 1631 and 1654, the construction of the Taj Mahal was ordered by the ruling emperor Sha Jahan as a mausoleum for his favourite wife, Empress Mumtaz Mahal. The Empress... Read More