About Fatehpur Sikri

Each monument built by the kings commemorates a special occasion which then becomes history for the world. The happiness of King Akbar on the birth of his son was expressed by the creation of this distinctive monument on the outskirts of Agra. The Fatehpur Sikri is declared a UNESCO world heritage site. The same building houses the tomb of the saint who predicted the birth of Akbar's son. The entrance to Fatehpur Sikri palace is the Buland Darwaza built to celebrate Akbar's victory over Gujarat and is one of the world's highest gateways adorned with exquisite Mughal architecture. The monument has a unique blend of Indian, Persian, and Mughal architecture and is of historical significance. The Panch Mahal was initiated for the entertainment of Akbar, while the Birbal house was dedicated to his minister.

Must See

  • Giant Buland Darwaza, the gate of magnificence 
  • Panchmahal
  • Elephant monument
  • Giant Ludo
  • Diwan-i-Khas
  • Jama Masjid
  • Tomb of Salim Chishti
  • Birbal house

How to reach

The visitors can hire a taxi as it is around 37 km from Agra city center.

Tips

  • Enjoy the blended work of Indian, Persian, and Islamic architectures
  • Spend quality time in the abode for mosques, palaces, and courtyards 
  • Hire a cab from the parking area to reach the monument
  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothing
  • Stay hydrated to beat the heat
  • Enjoy the handicrafts and delectable food
  • Enjoy the architecture and the atmosphere

Visit Time

Sunday:     9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Monday:     9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday:     9:00 a.m. to 5:00p.m.

Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Thursday:     9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Friday:          9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday:      9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

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Entrance Fee

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Time you can spend

1 - 2 hours

 

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Weather

Broken Clouds 34.76°C

 

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