Let your next vacation be completely different from the normal. Take a trip to the beautiful planned town – Fatehpur Sikri. This majestic township was planned by Akbar with great care and planning in the honor of Sheikh Salim Chisti. It is a historical capital city made out of twin village of Fatehpur and Sikri that are situated 45 odd kilometers from the city of Agra. The city is situated amidst barren ridge. Re – live the life of the royal past, book a Fatehpur Sikri Tour with us and experience a vacation like never before.
Few other places that we take you with our Fatehpur Sikri Tour are:
Jama Masjid or the Friday Mosque:
With our Fatehpur Sikri India Tour visit a city which is located in the red sandstone, and a place where you will find a beautiful amalgamation of Hindu and Islamic architectural elements. You will be amazed to see that the sandstone is richly ornamented with carving and fretwork. Wander through the palaces of the city and realize the grandeur of the age which spoke of the royalty.
The most interesting monument in the city that you should not miss out while on your Fatehpur Sikri Tour is the mighty Buland Darwaza that guards the entrance of the Gate. As you enter the gate, you can view the Jama Masjid to your left. You will also be amazed by the look of the elegantly carved tomb of Khwaza Salim Chisti which is situated in the middle of the big square courtyard. As you enter the right gate you fill see the Sikri fort on your left and so are Panch Mahal and Jodha Bai Palace. The interesting thing that you notice is that the architecture of all these buildings has a subtle blend of Hindu and Islamic designs.
This beautiful mosque is also known as the Dargah Mosque. It is a copy of the main mosque at Mecca. You will find Persian and Hindu elements in its architectural designs.
Tomb of Shaikh Salim Chisti:
This magnificent tomb was built in 1570. Marvel at the carved marble lattice screens (jalis). You can also visit the other tomb of Islam Khan within another tomb, the saint's garden.
Place of Jodha Bai:
This was the principal harem wing for Akbar's Hindu wives, over which Jodha Bai, mother of Salim (emperor Jehangir) presided imperiously from her spacious purdah - screened salon. The architecture of the building is a blend of styles with Hindu columns and Muslim cupolas. The walls are made entirely of stone latticework.
Karawan Serai and Hiran Minar:
The Karawan Sarai was a large courtyard used by visiting merchants. The Hiran or Deer Minar is said to have been erected over the grave of Akbar's favourite elephant.
Palace of the Christian Wife:
There was a reperate abode for Akbar's Christian wife from Goa, Maryam, located close to the Jodha Bai Palace. At one time it was gilded throughout, earning the name the Golden Facade.
How to Reach:
Nearest airport is Agra's Kheria airport. Nearest International airport is Delhi.
Fatehpur Sikri is well connected to Agra by railways.
Best way is to reach Agra which is well connected by national highways.