Once the capital of the Mughal empire, this stunning World Heritage Site, red sandstone ancient city is filled with ornate palaces and royal Indian history. Discover Fatehpur Sikri, the lesser-known jewel of a Agra holiday. Only three miles long and one mile wide, so is the perfect day trip for all the family.
The fortified city was built in celebration of Emperor Akbar’s son being born. consisting of the Royal Palace, mosque, and audience hall of Akbar, left abandoned in the 16th century after only 20 years of use. Its distinct vibrant red colour and intricate decorative style of architecture is a combination of Islamic and Hindu style. It is one of the most preserved and best examples of ancient architecture in India.
Immerse yourself in the archaeological findings, antique statues, and foundations of a temple reveal the culture and religion of Fatehpur Sikri, taking you back to the Emperor Akbar’s rule. Discover all the artifacts with a visit to the archaeological museum.
Jama Masjid, the iconic gate to the city is one of the most loved gems of Fatehpur Sikri. It sets the pathway to the intricate mosque that sits beyond. One of the largest mosques in India, the red sandstone of Jama Masjid dominates the landscape.
Only an hour away from the home of the Taj Mahal, it is the perfect road trip from your stay in Agra, it is a must do for your tailor-made trip to India. Speak to one of our travel specialists to start planning your personalised itinerary today!
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