Fatehpur Sikri is one of Emperor Akbar’s pet projects was building a walled city a little away from Agra.
Fatehpur Sikri is one of Emperor Akbar’s pet projects was building a walled city a little away from Agra. He called it Fatehpur Sikri and even ruled here for sometime before he was forced to move out due to shortage of water supply. Nevertheless, the surviving monuments tell a tale of his valour and great work. Fateh in Persian signifies victory. The city survived and three of its walled sides are still intact. Akbar paid keen interest in its architecture and layout and it took about 15 years to plan and build it completely. Once ready, it had palaces, harems, buildings, courts and a mosque. But one of the best architectural wonders of Fatehpur Sikri is the Buland Darwaza, a grand gateway to the walled city. Made of red sandstone, there are 52 steps that lead up to its 175 ft high archway that has two inscriptions. Akbar’s favorite minister Birbal too has a monument in Fatehpur Sikri called Birbal’s house. Since he was a Hindu, the architecture is different than the usual Mughal buildings..
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Golden Triangle with Classic Rajasthan
Tour 20 Days / 19 Nights
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Golden Triangle tour
Tour 6 Days / 5 Nights
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Golden Triangle with Pushkar
Tour 8 Days / 7 Nights
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Rajasthan Tour with Varanasi
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Tour with driver in Rajasthan and visit of Mandawa, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Pushkatr, Jaipur, Agra and extension to Varanasi
Golden Triangle with Varanasi
Tour 9 Days / 8 Nights
Tour to discover the Golden Triangle with visiting Delhi, Jaipur, Agra and extension by train to Varanasi.
Rajasthan village tour
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Golden Triangle with Jodhpur and Jaisalmer
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Tour with driver in the cities of the Golden Triangle with visit of Delhi, Agra and Taj Mahal, Jaipur. Extension to Jodhpur and Jaisalmer where you can experience Bedouin life sleeping in the desert.
Golden triangle tour and extension in northern India
Tour 16 Days / 15 Nights
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