|Day 04 : Agra to
Morning proceed on an excursion to deserted capital
of Fatehpur Sikri.
- Just 44 km away from Agra on
the way to Jaipur is Fatehpur Sikri, which briefly
served as capital of Emperor Akbar. It is believed
that city was quickly abandoned due to lack of
potable water. Palaces, meeting halls, courtyards
inside the complex is in a remarkable state of
preservation. Holy shrine of Saint Salim Chisti
here is one of important pilgrimage for Muslims
and Buland Darwaza which Emperor Akbar built to
commemorate his victory on Gujarat is very imposing.
Afternoon depart Agra for Delhi stopping by en
route to visit Sikandra.
In a short distance (10 km) from Agra city is
Sikandara the tomb of Emperor Akbar. Built in
red sandstone this monument is a perfect example
of fusion of Mughal and Hindu architecture.
Arrive Delhi and transfer to international airport
to board the flight for onward destination.
possible with this tour :
i) Watch sound and light show
in the evening at Red Fort where a tale of last
city of Delhi Shahjahanabad is narrated with a
wonderful light display on the monument.
ii) Watch sound and light show
in the evening at Old Fort where tale of rise
and fall of seven cities is narrated with a colorful
light display on the monument.
iii) Witness folk/ classical
dances from various parts of the country.