Explore The Beautiful Town Of Fatehpur Sikri
A number of people know Fatehpur Sikri as a tourist attraction similar to the Taj Mahal or any other monuments here in Uttar Pradesh. But in reality, just at the western side of Agra, Fatehpur Sikri is a small town that attracts a number of tourists from all over the world.
The History Of Fatehpur Sikri
Fatehpur Sikri has its own rich history and is one of the best creations of the Mughal Empire during the 16th century. The town is said to be created during the reign of Emperor Akbar in between 1572 and 1585.
In order to enter the town of Fatehpur Sikri, you need to cross the huge gate that is known by the name of Buland Darwaza. Maximum of the monuments here are made up of red sandstone and marble. You can easily notice some of the most beautiful architectural works that is a combination of both Mughal and Hindu designs.
When you are here at Fatehpur Sikri, you can have a look at some of the most important and beautiful creations. Some of them are:
·Tomb of Salim Chishti,
·Jodha Bai’s Palace,
·Fatehpur Sikri fort,
There are so many stories about these monuments at Fatehpur Sikri. Either you can do your own research about these incredible stories or can spare some time to listen to the stories of the local guides at the town.
Reaching Fatehpur Sikri
The town of Fatehpur Sikri is located at a distance of about 40 kms from Agra. There are several ways how you can reach the place.
If you wish to avail the train services, you can take such trains that can take you to Agra Cantt. From here, you can take the roadways to reach Fatehpur Sikri.
If you are not much of a train person, you can also take the roadways directly from Agra, Delhi or Jaipur to reach the town. This may be a much time consuming trip but if you have a lot of time in hand and wish to enjoy the amazing view of Uttar Pradesh, you can always avail such a trip. You can either avail bus services from Agra or Jaipur. Also, if you are traveling by air, you can get down at the Delhi airport and then can take cab services to reach the beautiful town of Fatehpur Sikri.
It is a one day trip at the town. But if you wish to spend some more days, there are a few good hotels available here for your accommodation.