The courtyard of Fathepur Sikri has several magnificent monuments. Built between 1580 and 1581, the tomb of Salim Chishti is one of the finest examples of Mughal architecture in India. It is the burial place of the famous Sufi saint, Salim Chisti. It was built by Emperor Akbar as a mark of his respect for the Sufi saint. The Saint had predicted the birth of his son Jahangir.
This was initially built in red sand stone and then later converted into white marble structure. The tomb is on the top of a platform and a flight of five steps lead one to its entrance. The tomb is at the center of the main hall i.e., covered by a single semi-circular dome. The door to the main chamber is beautifully carved and has inscriptions from the Koran.
The carved and painted tomb chamber has a white marble floor i.e., inlaid with multicolored stones. All around the building there are delicate marble screens on all sides. They are of different patterns.