About Fatehpur Sikri, Agra
Fatehpur Sikri, located at a distance of about 40 km from Agra, is a fortified city founded by Emperor Akbar in the 16th century. An erstwhile capital of the Mughal empire, this fine architectural specimen is now listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site and makes for a great weekend getaway from Agra. It is owing to the popularity of this monument among tourists that there is a good number of hotels in Fatehpur Sikri. These properties also provide easy access to tourist attractions in Agra via NH-21
Shopping and Dining in and around Fatehpur Sikri
Shopping lovers don’t have a lot of options near Fatehpur Sikri barring a few general stores, garment shops and shopping complexes selling all things essential. For an indulgent retail therapy, the best of places are located at an hour’s drive in Agra city, such as Sadar Bazar, Subash Bazar and TDI Mall.
Dining options close to hotels in Fatehpur Sikri, Agra include Jodha Restaurant, Sher-e-Punjab, Hotel Vrindavan, Sangam Dhaba, Hotel Govardhan, Lake View Fatehpur Sikri, Jyoti Restaurant, Kathiyawadi Ganga Dhaba and Café Coffee Day; most of which are situated along Bikaner-Agra Road (NH-21).
Places to Visit in and around Fatehpur Sikri
There is a lot to see within the Fatehpur Sikri complex, some of the major attractions being Diwan-i-Aam, Diwan-i-Khas, Ibadat Khana, Panch Mahal, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Jama Masjid, Buland Darwaza and Jodha Bai’s Palace. Other monuments inside the fort are Hiran Minar, Daftar Khana, Mariam-uz-Zamani's Palace, Lower Haramsara, Naubat Khana, Pachisi Court, Birbal's House and Khwabgah.
Most of the popular places to visit in Agra, including Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Itmad-ud-Daula, Tomb of Akbar the Great and Mehtab Bagh, are around 1 to 1.5 hours’ drive from Fatehpur Sikri hotels.
How to Reach Fatehpur Sikri
The nearest air gateway to Fatehpur Sikri is Agra Airport (37.5 km) that operates frequent flights to major cities like Delhi, Varanasi, Bangalore and Jaipur. Regular UPSRTC buses and taxis are available at the airport to reach different parts of Agra as well as Fatehpur Sikri. Agra hotels in town can also be accessed via Fatehpur Sikri railway station, located merely 300 m away from the fort. Those who prefer road can reach their hotels via NH-21, which connects to neighbouring cities and states.