Fatehpur Sikri Sightseeing Tour
For those who have a passion for history and historic architectural structures, our Fatehpur Sikri Sightseeing Tour is an absolute must. Agra, which served as the capital of the powerful Mughal empire for 15 years, includes the town of Fatehpur Sikri under its territorial authority.
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Fatehpur Sikri Sightseeing Tour was a short-lived capital of Emperor Akbar. The city reflects the bygone period of Indian History. People visiting Delhi often prefer taking the Delhi-Agra Fatehpur Sikri tour package to complete their Delhi visit. Constructed in the 1500s, Fatehpur Sikri is a superb example of Indo-Islamic Architecture that currently is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The former capital of the Mughal Emperor, Fatehpur Sikri is one of the famous sights of North India and is located in the western part of Uttar Pradesh about 40Km west-southwest of Agra. Mughal emperor Akbar (reigned 1556–1605 CE), named it as "city of victory," and made the town his capital city after his victory against Gujarat. A 15 years period roughly took to complete the city’s construction, including all of its places, courts, harems, etc.
History of Fatehpur Sikri
Akbar in the year 1571 founded Fatehpur Sikri and still today it is regarded as one of his greatest architectural achievements. The entire Mughal city was constructed on the location of the former town known as Sikri. According to history, Akbar once visited the Sikri town and consulted a saint named Shaikh Salim Chisti. And when the saint's prophecy regarding the birth of Akbar’s heir came true. Emperor Akbar decided to construct his capital in this town, and upon his victory over Gujarat in 1573, the town was named Fatehpur Sikri as a tribute to his win. However, water shortage and disturbance in the Northwest and Northern region has led to its abundance. In 1803, the colonial ruler built an administrative centre here that remained effective till 1850.
Top visited Fatehpur Sikri sightseeing Places
Buland Darwaza: The 54meter height and 35-meter wide gateway built in the year 1601 by Akbar to reminisce about his victory against Gujarat is an example of unique architecture and brilliant craftsmanship. Made with red sandstone, Buland Darwaza has sculpted inlays of granite and marble.
Diwan-I-Khas: One of the most intriguing ornate structures of Fatehpur Sikri is Diwan-I-Khas. Also known as the Hall of Private Audience was built exclusively where Emperor Akbar addressed the common people. Its Lotus Thone or also called the central tower is an excellent example of detailed stone carving art.
Jodhabai Palace: Alternatively known as Mariam-uz-Zamani Palace was the place where Mughal Queen Jodhabai resided. Jodhabai was from Amer a Hindu Rajput clan, thus this marvelous structure showcases both Islamic and Hindu Rajputana styles of Architecture. This stunningly beautiful building was also known as the royal Emperor’s Harem.
Sheikh Salim Chisti’s Tomb: Built in buildings 1580 and 1581, this marble curved building is one of the most structures in the palace. It is a mausoleum dedicated to Sufi saint Salim Chishti complex and it is considered one of the key hubs of India’s Sufi movement.
Jama Masjid: Built in 1571-72 AD by Akbar, Jama Masjid is one of the largest mosques in India. Referred to as the Friday mosque, Jama Masjid is one of the favorite attractions among tourists visiting Fatehpur Sikri as part of the Delhi to Agra Fatehpur Sikri tour.
How to Reach Fatehpur Sikri
Located close to Agra, Fatehpur Sikri is yet another popular tourist site. Thus, reaching the destination is not a matter to worry about. This site is well connected to the rest of the country through road, rail and airways as well. Agra has an Airport of its own, even though not many flights take fleets connecting the city to other locations. Another option that a tourist can opt to travel towards Fatehpur Sikri is Delhi Airport (250Km) and Jaipur (250 Km). From the airport, private taxis can be hired to reach the destination.
Agra Catt, located 40 km away from Fatehpur Sikri is the nearest railhead. From Delhi reaching Fatehpur Sikri take less than 3 Hrs and therefore tourist generally prefer including Fatehpur Sikri in their Agra or famous Taj Mahal sightseeing making it a wholesome of Delhi to Fatehpur Sikri’s same-day tour packages. Since major cities have good connectivity with the destination, thus reaching here is not a bigger deal even via a train. One can also hire a cab or chose bus services to reach Fatehpur Sikri from Delhi or Agra.
Best time for Fatehpur Sikri Sightseeing Tour
The best time suggested to visitors for planning a Fatehpur Sikri tour is the month between autumn and winter (October to March) when the weather is pleasant and ideal for a sightseeing tour. Fatehpur Sikri represents India’s extensive architectural and cultural heritage. Tourists wanting to explore more historical places and Indian culture can opt to plan a 4-5 day Golden Triangle package that covers Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, and Fatehpur Sikri. Same day agra tour by car with fathe pur sikri
Frequently Asked Questions
1.How to reach Fatehpur Sikri from Delhi?
- Via cab/taxi through Yamuna Express Highway the journey is about 5hrs.
- Via train
- Via Flight
2.What is the auto fare from Taj Mahal to Fatehpur Sikri?
The fastest mode to travel from the Taj Mahal to Fatehpur Sikri is via taxi, the journey would take around 50 min costing not more than INR 700.
3.What is the exact distance from Delhi to Fatehpur Sikri?
The Distance Between Delhi to Fatehpur Sikri Is 221 Km, which is a 2 and half-hour drive.
4.What is the overall cost of the Delhi to Fatehpur Sikri tour Package?
Delhi Jaipur and Agra with Fatehpur Sikri Tour Packages approximately cost around INR 7000-8000 per person. However, the cost might vary depending upon the number of days and places covered.
5.Is Fatehpur Sikri worth visiting?
Yes, located just 40Km from Agra, Fatehpur Sikri is one of the tops visited tourist destinations in India. Diwan-I-Khas, Diwan-I-Aam, the Mughal courtyard and the sandstone-made Gateway constructed by Emperor Akbar in the 16th century are worth paying a visit to understand the ethnicity of Indo-Islamic architecture and heritage.
6.How much is Delhi to Fatehpur Sikri's taxi fare?
The cheapest one-day round trip Fare from Delhi to Fatehpur is about INR 7000.
7.What are the places covered in Delhi to Fatehpur Sikri's same-day tour packages?
The same-day Delhi-Agra-Fatehpur Sikri tour package generally includes sightseeing in the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and exploring Fatehpur Sikri.
8.When to book a Fatehpur Sikri Sightseeing Tour?
The best time to go to Fatehpur Sikri is from October to March when the weather is cooler and drier. It is open every day from dawn until dusk. If you want to avoid the crowds and enjoy some peace, getting there early in the day is your best bet. During the hottest part of the day in the summer, the sandstone can get unbearably hot to the touch, therefore it's better to visit before the sun rises. Discover and book the best of Fatehpur Sikri Sightseeing Tour at Noor India Holiday.
9.What are the top spots to be included in your Fatehpur Sikri Sightseeing Tour?
Listed below are some of Fatehpur Sikri's most iconic places, all worth seeing for their stunning architecture and royal pedigree.
- Jama Masjid
- Archaeological Museum
- Buland Darwaza
- Hiran Minar
- Jodha Bai Palace
- Panch Mahal
- Birbal’s Palace Contact our experts for assistance to explore and get the best while booking a Fatehpur Sikri Sightseeing Tour.
10.Does visiting Fatehpur Sikri require a ticket?
The cost of a ticket to enter Fatehpur Sikri is 35 Indian Rupees. In addition, children under the age of 15 are admitted free of charge. However, the price of the ticket for non-Indian travellers is 550 Indian Rupees. Book our Fatehpur Sikri tour package and the rest will be taken care of by us from accommodation, tickets and comfortable transfer.