Welcome to Fatehpur Sikri


The city was an Indo-Islamic masterpiece, but was erected in an area that supposedly suffered from water shortages and so was abandoned shortly after Akbar’s death. The red-sandstone palace walls are at their most atmospheric and photogenic near sunset.


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$192 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Agra Private 2-Day Tour from Jaipur with Delhi Drop-Off

ItineraryDay 1: Jaipur to 4-Hrs drive to Agra (L)Pass By: Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, Jaipur, Jaipur District, Rajasthan8am You'll be picked up from the airport or your hotel in Jaipur. You will enjoy a scenic drive to Agra which will take about 4 hours to get to the city of the Taj Mahal in Agra.11am Enroute to Agra, you'll stop at Fatehpur Sikri which has been described as the world's most perfectly preserved ghost town. Built by Akbar in the late 16th century, it was abandoned after only 14 years. The elegant buildings of this superb walled city remain intact to this day.After your short visit at Fatehpur Sikri, you'll continue your journey to Agra which is about 1 hour away.1pm You'll stop for lunch which will be provided by one of the best local air-conditioned restaurants.4pm - You'll enjoy the shopping in Agra which is known for its fabulous handicrafts, made of marble and soft stone inlay work. The Mughals were great patrons of arts and crafts. Empress Nur Jahan took personal interest and was an accomplished artist herself in Zari embroidery work. Agra's major handicraft products besides inlay work are: leatherware, brassware, carpets, jewelry and embroidery work.Meals included: • LunchAccommodation included: Overnight at a 4* Hotel: Four Point by Sheraton or similarOvernight at a 5* Hotel: The Trident or similarDay 2: Agra City Tour and 3-Hrs drive to Delhi (B,L)Pass By: Tdi Mall, Agra, Agra District, Uttar Pradesh6am You'll be picked up from your hotel in Agra and Sunrise visit the Taj Mahal unless it's a Friday due to the Taj Mahal being closed on Fridays. You'll be able to visit the world's best-known tomb which stands testimony to the timeless love story of the 17th century. Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan and his queen Mumtaz Mahal.11:30am You'll visit the Imposing Agra Fort (A Unesco World Heritage Site), Built by Emperor Akbar in 1565 A.D, this huge fort is made of red sandstone. The maze of the courtyards, mosques & private chambers of the fort echo the story of the Mughal Empire.1pm You'll stop for a lunch break. Lunch will be provided at the best local air-conditioned restaurant.2pm After visiting Agra, you'll enjoy your scenic drive to Delhi where you will be dropped off at the airport or your hotel.Meals included: • Breakfast • LunchNo accommodation included on this day.

$63 Day Trips & Excursions

Agra to Jaipur Private Full-Day Trip Including Fatehpur Sikri

Your Driver will meet you at your hotel in Agra at 9am. Board the air-conditioned minivan and head west to Uttar Pradesh. After around one hour you will see the Buland Darwaza, also known as the "Gate of Magnificence". Built in 1601 and standing 40 meters high, the Buland Darwaza is the highest gateway in the world and marks the main entrance to the palace at Fatehpur Sikri.Ninety minutes later you will arrive at Fatehpur Sikri itself where your guide will explain the history of the Buland Darwaza – one of the finest surviving examples of Mughal architecture – an imposing structure built from red and buff sandstone, and decorated with black and white marble.Stroll around Diwan-E-Khas, the royal chamber where Emperor Akbar held important meetings with members of his court. Grandly decorated with precious stones, it stands out among the other palace buildings and makes a beautiful backdrop for photographs. For the best views, head to the Pancha Mahal and admire the scenic panorama once enjoyed by royal ladies and their guests.Get back into the minivan for a 3-hour drive to Abhaneri, where you will visit the Chand Baori stepwell. This is one of the oldest and most beautiful landmarks in Rajasthan, built by King Chanda of the Chauhan Dynasty between AD 800 and AD 900. Its geometrical architecture isn't just attractive – it was designed to conserve as much water as possible. After some time to explore and take photos, continue another hour driving toward Jaipur where you will be dropped off at your desired destination. Please note that this tour does not return to Agra.

$70 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Overnight Agra Taj Mahal Tour From Delhi

Day 1: Delhi - AgraWelcome to your Agra Overnight Tour. you will take a breathtaking drive to Agra through the Indian country side. Then take you to Agra, the home of majestic Taj. Upon arrival, you proceed to see the architectural wonder of the World, the unsurpassed Taj Mahal. After sightseeing the Taj Mahal, you are taken to one of the guest restaurants for an extravagant lunch. Late afternoon you visit today Agra Fort and It-mad-Daula's Tomb. River Yamuna, the river of myths flows near Agra Fort. Agra Fort is known for its stone carvings.Inside it you see here palaces, halls, gardens. It is a worth creations of Mughals. The tomb has finest perfections of marble inlay of works.This is followed by a visit to the marble factory to witness the inlay work of precious and semi-precious stones into marble. Overnight Agra Tour The first day of the tour ends here and you will be transferred to your hotel for the overnight stay.Day 2: Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - DelhiAfter breakfast, you can take an excursion to the ancient ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri, one of the world heritage sites located at a distance of 37 kilometers from Agra. Fatehpur Sikri was once the capital of Mughal Emperor Akbar and later due to shortage of water it has been shifted to Lahore. At Fatehpur Sikri, the buildings of Mughals masterpieces tell a story of a bygone era. Explore its silent beauty. Once you are done with the Sightseeing of Overnight Agra Tour you proceed to get back to Delhi.

$412 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private Jaipur, Agra and Varanasi Tour From Delhi

ItineraryDay 1: Delhi - Jaipur (In time you will be picked up by our driver & drive to Jaipur, afterwards Introduction tour of Jaipur)Stop At: Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, Jaipur, Jaipur District, RajasthanAn astronomical instrument site built in 1734 by the Rajput king Sawai Jai Singh second. It features the world's largest stone sundial, and is a UNESCO World Heritage site.Duration: 1 hourStop At: City Palace of Jaipur, Jaipur, Jaipur District, RajasthanThe palace complex lies in the heart of Jaipur city which include several courtyards, gardens and gallery of art crafts.Duration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight at 3 star hotel (Only if with accommodation option selected)Day 2: Jaipur/Amber City Tour (Combine city tour of Jaipur and Amer by chauffeur driven vehicle)Stop At: Amber Fort, Amer, Jaipur, Jaipur District, RajasthanDay start with massive Amber Fort, magnificent fort comprises an extensive palace complex, built from pale yellow and pink sandstone, and white marble. It is possible to visit fort by an elephant.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Jal Mahal, Jaipur, Jaipur District, RajasthanThe most beautiful and picturesque palace of Jaipur in the middle of Man Sagar Lake and was constructed by Sawai Pratap Singh in the year 1799. Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, Jaipur, Jaipur District, RajasthanA five storey honeycombed hive building of pink sandstone, known as a women's chamber of royal family. Hawa Mahal was build by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Albert Hall Museum, Jaipur, Jaipur District, RajasthanThe oldest museum of state and the functions as a state museum of Rajasthan. Famed for its exquisite Indo-Saracenic architecture style. Museum houses the history of royal Rajasthan.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast: Breakfast as per hotel plan. (Only if accommodation option selected)Accommodation included: Overnight at 3 star hotel (Only if with accommodation option selected)Day 3: Jaipur - Chand Baori - Fatehpur sikri - Agra (In time drive down to Agra via visiting Chand Baori and Fatehpur sikri)Stop At: Chand Baori (Step well), Abhaneri, Dausa District, Rajasthan18th century step-well which consists of 3,500 narrow steps over 13 stories.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Fatehpur Sikri, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra District, Uttar Pradesh40 km west of Agra, the short-lived capital of the Mughal empire between 1572 and 1585, during the reign of Emperor Akbar. This magnificent fortified ancient city.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast: Breakfast as per hotel plan. (Only if accommodation option selected)Accommodation included: Overnight at 3 star hotel (Only if with accommodation option selected)Day 4: Agra - Varanasi (After Agra city tour overnight train/buss to Varanasi)Stop At: Taj Mahal, Agra, Agra District, Uttar PradeshBefore sunrise you will be picked up by our driver and local guide for sunrise tour of Taj Mahal. After sunrise tour of taj Mahal you will be transfer back to the hotel for refreshment and breakfast.Please Note: Taj Mahal remain close on Friday. (In case of Friday sunrise tour of Taj Mahal will be switch with evening tour of Taj Mahal on Thursday)Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Agra Fort, Agra, Agra District, Uttar Pradesh16th-century the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal Dynasty until 1638,this is the fort where king Shah Jahan was deposed and restrained by his son at the end of his life.The Agra fort is a UNESCO World Heritage site.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, Agra, Agra District, Uttar PradeshMughal mausoleum built in between 1622 and 1628, which described as a jewel box in Agra, sometimes it also called as a Baby Taj, the tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah is regarded as a draft of the Taj Mahal.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast: Breakfast as per hotel plan. (Only if accommodation option selected)No accommodation included on this day.Day 5: Varanasi Arrival & City Tour (You will be picked up by our driver & drive to hotel, after refreshment city tour starts)Stop At: Sarnath, Varanasi, Varanasi District, Uttar PradeshThe place of Buddha's Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta, where Gautama Buddha first taught the Dharma, and the Buddhist Sangha came into existence. Besides the Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta mentioned above, several other suttas were preached by the Buddha while staying at Isipatana.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Dashashwamedh Ghat, Bharuch, Bharuch District, GujaratThe main ghat in Varanasi on the Ganga River. Most spectacular ghat of Varanasi where you participate in Ganga Aarti (ritual of offering prayer to the Ganges river). Here you experience Majestic holy Ganga by boat ride.Duration: 2 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight at 3 star hotel (Only if with accommodation option selected)Day 6: Varanasi - Delhi (After Varanasi city tour overnight train/buss to New Delhi)Stop At: Shri Kashi Vishwanath TempleOne of the most famous Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiv in Varanasi. The temple stands is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas, the holiest of Shiva temples.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Sankat Mochan Hanuman TempleA Hindu temple in Varanasi dedicated to the Hindu God Hanuman. The temple was established by famous Hindu preacher and poet saint Sri Goswami Tulsidas in the early 1500s.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Tulsi Manas Temple, Varanasi, Varanasi District, Uttar PradeshThis temple has great historical and cultural importance in Hinduism since the ancient Hindu epic Ramcharitmanas was originally written at this place by Hindu poet-saint, reformer and philosopher Goswami Tulsidas in the 16th century.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Shri Durga TempleThe temple with great religious importance in Hinduism. Durga Mandir was constructed in 18th century by Bengali Maharani and is dedicated to the Maa Durga.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Birla MandirThe most famous temple and biggest tourist attraction in the holy city of Varanasi. The temple is situated in Benaras Hindu University and is dedicated to the Lord Shiva. Shri Vishwanath Mandir has the tallest temple tower in the world.Duration: 30 minutesMeals included: • Breakfast: Breakfast as per hotel plan. (Only if accommodation option selected)No accommodation included on this day.Day 7: Delhi ArrivalPass By: New Delhi, New Delhi, National Capital Territory of DelhiOn arrival you will be picked up by our driver and transfer to your hotel, airport or any location with in Delhi for onward journey.No meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

$248 Cultural & Theme Tours

6 Days Golden Triangle Tour From Jaipur

ItineraryDay 1: Jaipur Arrival (On arrival picked up by our driver & transfer to the hotel, afterwards introduction tour of Jaipur)Stop At: Albert Hall Museum, Jaipur, Jaipur District, RajasthanThe oldest museum in Rajasthan which is named after King Edward VII (Albert Edward), during whose visit to the city as the Prince of Wales. Present day museum houses rich collection of artifacts including paintings, jewelry, carpets, ivory, stone, metal sculptures, and works in crystal, coins from the Gupta, Kushan, Delhi Sultanate, Mughal and British periods.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, Jaipur, Jaipur District, RajasthanA five storey honeycombed beehive building of pink sandstone with its 953 small windows called jharokhas and decorated with intricate latticework, known as a women's chamber of royal family. Hawa Mahal was build by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799.Duration: 30 minutesNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight at 3 star accommodation. (Only if with accommodation option selected)Day 2: Jaipur/Amer City Tour (Combine guided tour of Jaipur and Amer by chauffeur driven private vehicle)Stop At: Amber Fort, Amer, Jaipur, Jaipur District, RajasthanThe magnificent ex-residence fort of the Rajput Maharajas and their families. Fort comprises an extensive palace complex, built from pale yellow and pink sandstone, and white marble. It is possible to visit fort by an elephant.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Jal Mahal, Jaipur, Jaipur District, RajasthanThe most beautiful and picturesque palace of Jaipur in the middle of Man Sagar Lake and was constructed by Sawai Pratap Singh in the year 1799.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: City Palace of Jaipur, Jaipur, Jaipur District, RajasthanThe palace complex lies in the heart of Jaipur city which include several courtyards, gardens and gallery of art crafts.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, Jaipur, Jaipur District, RajasthanAn astronomical instrument site built in 1734 by the Rajput king Sawai Jai Singh second. It features the world's largest stone sundial, and is a UNESCO World Heritage site.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast: Breakfast as per hotel plan. (Only if with accommodation option selected)Accommodation included: Overnight at 3 star hotel. (Only if with accommodation option selected)Day 3: Jaipur - Chand Baori - Fatehpur sikri - Agra (In time drive down to Agra via visiting Chand Baori and Fatehpur sikri)Stop At: Chand Baori (Step well), Abhaneri, Dausa District, Rajasthan18th century step-well which consists of 3,500 narrow steps over 13 stories.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Fatehpur Sikri, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra District, Uttar Pradesh40 km west of Agra, the short-lived capital of the Mughal empire between 1572 and 1585, during the reign of Emperor Akbar. This magnificent fortified ancient city.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Taj Mahal, Agra, Agra District, Uttar PradeshThe ivory-white marble mausoleum on the south bank of Yamuna River, commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan for his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast: Breakfast as per hotel plan. (Only if with accommodation option selected)Accommodation included: Overnight at 3 star hotel. (Only if with accommodation option selected)Day 4: Agra - Delhi ( After Agra city tour drive down to Delhi by chauffeur driven private vehicle).Stop At: Agra Fort, Agra, Agra District, Uttar Pradesh16th-century the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal Dynasty until 1638,this is the fort where king Shah Jahan was deposed and restrained by his son at the end of his life.The Agra fort is a UNESCO World Heritage site.Duration: 1 minuteStop At: Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, Agra, Agra District, Uttar PradeshMughal mausoleum built in between 1622 and 1628, which described as a jewel box in Agra, sometimes it also called as a Baby Taj, the tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah is regarded as a draft of the Taj Mahal.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast: Breakfast as per hotel plan. (Only if with accommodation option selected)Accommodation included: Overnight at 3 star hotel. (Only if with accommodation option selected)Day 5: Delhi City Tour (Combine city tour of old and New Delhi by chauffeur driven private vehicle)Stop At: Red Fort (Lal Quila), New Delhi, National Capital Territory of Delhi In the heart of old Delhi, ex-capital and residential fort of Mughal dynasty. Red Fort houses a number of museums, courtyards and heritage sites.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Raj Ghat, New Delhi, National Capital Territory of DelhiCremation site of Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram, Choudhary Charan Singh, Rajiv Gandhi, Giani Zail Singh, Shankar Dayal Sharma, Devi Lal, P. V. Narasimha Rao, Chandra Shekhar, and I. K. Gujral.Duration: 30 minutesPass By: India Gate, New Delhi, National Capital Territory of DelhiIn the center of New Delhi astride the Rajpath, 42 m high war memorial arch built in the memory of Indian soldiers who died in First World War in France and the Third Anglo-Afghan War.Pass By: Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi, National Capital Territory of DelhiThe official residence of president of India.Stop At: Humayun's Tomb, New Delhi, National Capital Territory of DelhiThe tomb of second Mughal Emperor Humayun in Delhi. The tomb was the first garden-tomb in India commissioned by Humayun's first wife Bega Begum in 1569-70, and designed by Persian architects Mirak Mirza Ghiyas and his son Sayyid Muhammad.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Lotus Temple, New Delhi, National Capital Territory of DelhiOfficially Bahai House of Worship in Delhi, notable for its flowerlike shape. CNN reported Lotus Temple is the most visited building in Delhi as well as in the world in 2001.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Qutub Minar, New Delhi, National Capital Territory of DelhiHouse of several historically monuments, including Qutub Minar, Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque, Iron Pillar of Delhi and Smith's Folly.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast: Breakfast as per hotel plan. (Only if with accommodation option selected)Accommodation included: Overnight at 3 star hotel. (Only if with accommodation option selected)Day 6: Departure transfer to the New Delhi airport/railway station or any location with in DelhiPass By: New Delhi, New Delhi, National Capital Territory of DelhiIn time you will be picked up by our driver and drive down to the airport, railway station or any location with in Delhi as per your request.Meals included: • Breakfast: As per hotel plan. (Only if with accommodation option selected)No accommodation included on this day.

$132 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Private Golden Triangle Tour Package 3 Nights & 4 Days Ex Delhi

Day 01: Delhi Arrival – Mathura/Vrindavan – Agra NightArrive you at Delhi Airport/Station/Hotel and proceed for Agra and check into your hotel. Afternoon Sightseeing of Agra.Taj Mahal: The Taj Mahal, the seventh wonder of the world is beautifully crafted with white marble is located in Agra, India. Agra Fort: Agra Fort is a Unesco World Heritage site built alongside the Yamuna river located in Agra.Itmad ud daulah fort: Nicknamed the Baby Taj, the exquisite tomb of Mirza Ghiyas Beg should not be missed. Overnight Agra. Day 02: Agra Sightseeing’s – Fatehpur Sikri – Jaipur NightAfter breakfast drive to Jaipur, enroute visit Fatehpur sikri -  Later you will Reach Jaipur & Check into hotel.Jaigarh Fort is situated on the promontory called the Cheel ka Teela of the Aravalli range.Nahargarh Fort stands on the edge of the Aravalli Hills, overlooking the city of Jaipur. Overnight Jaipur. Day 03: Jaipur Sightseeing – Night DelhiThis morning after breakfast proceed you will be proceed to visit Jaipur S/s:Jantar Mantar: This is the largest and the best preserved of the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts of the country.Hawa Mahal: The ornamental facade of this "Palace of Winds" is a prominent landmark in Jaipur.City Place: It was the seat of the Maharaja of  Jaipur, the head of the Kachwaha Rajput clan.Amber Fort: Amber is the classic romantic Rajasthani fort palace. Evening drive to Delhi. On arrival check inn at Hotel. Overnight Delhi.Day 04: Delhi Sightseeing - DepartureMorning after breakfast Delhi Sightseeing.The Indian gate was part of the imperial war grave Commission, Which come existence in May 1917  for building war graves and memorials of soldiers killed in the First World War. Rashtrapati Bhavan: The splendour of the Rashtrapati Bhavan is multi-dimensional.The Qutub Minar was commissioned by Qutb-ud-din Aibak, the first Sultan of Delhi, and was completed by his successor - Iltutmish. Lotus Temple: Since its inauguration to public worship in December 1986, the Bahá'í House of Worship in Delhi.Humayun's tomb is the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun in Delhi, India.The Red Fort was built in the 17th century by Mughal Emperor of India Shah Jahan and designed by his daughter Jahanara. In evening we will drop you at Delhi Railway Station / Airport/Hotel.