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Fatehpur Sikri

Fatehpur Sikri

Weather

Fatehpur Sikri located in the heart of North India experiences a typical sub tropical climate with harsh summers and cold winters. The summer season from April to June is hot and dusty with temperatures reaching a high of almost 45 degrees Celsius. The monsoon rains lash the city between July to September brining adequate rainfall and much needed relief from the harsh dry summer heat. The winter season from October to February is cold and foggy especially in the month of December and January. 

How To Reach

By Road:

Located on the main New Delhi Agra National Highway, reaching Fatehpur Sikri by road is by far the most convenient option for tourists. Located at a distance of 34 Kms from the city of Agra, daily excursions are available from Agra to visit Fatehpur Sikri. The town is connected by good motor able roads and a network of highways connecting it to all major Indian cities. Distance between Kanpur and Fatehpur Sikri is close to 289 Kms while New Delhi is located at a distance of 222 Kms.


By Air:

Fatehpur Sikri does not have a dedicated airport facility and the closest airport is one on located in Jaipur at a distance of 202 Kms. The Jaipur airport is well connected to all major Indian cities with regular flights from New Delhi and Mumbai. Good cab and bus services are available to visit Fatehpur Sikri from Jaipur.



By Rail:

The nearest railway station to visit Fatehpur Sikri is the Agra junction located at a distance of 34 Kms from the city center. Agra is well connected by a large number of trains across the length and breadth of India making it a central hub to visit Fatehpur Sikri. Regular buses and cab services are available at the Agra railway station to visit Fatehpur Sikri.


Overview

The medieval age city of Fatehpur Sikri is located at a distance of 40 Kms from Agra in the state of Uttar Pradesh. A part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Fatehpur Sikri is known for its magnificent Mughal architecture and splendor. The city is the gateway to the grandeur of the Mughal Empire. It is built in red sandstone with a perfect blend of Hindu and Islamic architectural elements.

 

Fatehpur Sikri is known as the city of Victory. This throbbing capital city of the glorious Mughal Kingdom was abandoned 14 years after its creation mainly due to water shortage. But the city is a popular tourist hub now showcasing the might of the medieval splendor. Due to its close proximity to Agra, lots of tourists who come to Agra plan a day trip to Fatehpur Sikri. There is an abundance of cabs and both state owned and private luxury buses catering to the excursion needs for the tourists visiting this marvelous city.

 

The city has little to offer apart from the ancient monumental heritage and most visitors like to stay in neighboring Agra which has a wide spectrum of luxurious hotels. The people of Fatehpur Sikri are warm and friendly although tourist may encounter some nuisance like beggars loitering around the monument.

 

From art lovers, architecture enthusiasts and pilgrims seeking the blessings of Saint Salim Chisthi, Fatehpur Sikri is a hotbed of tourist activity. The best time to visit Fatehpur Sikri is between September and December when the climate is pleasant and moderate offering a perfect time to visit the ancient historic tradition of this vibrant long lost city.