HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CITY

About the City

Perched atop a rocky ridge 37 km west of Agra, Fatehpur Sikri came into being four centuries ago when the Emperor Akbar, not yet 28 years old, created the first planned city in Indo-Islamic style.

  • Area : 8.0 Sq. km.
  • Population : 28804 (2001 census)
  • Altitude : 194 meters above sea level.
  • Season : October-March
  • Clothing (Summer) : Cottons
  • Clothing (Winter) : Light Woolens
  • Language : Hindi, English and Urdu
  • Local Transport : Buses, Cycle-rickshaws, Tonga's, Taxis..
  • STD Code : 05613

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Places of Interest

Diwan-I-Aa

The first enclosure of the palace is a vast courtyard in which the emperor gave daily public audience and dispensed justice.

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Travel Information

Air
  • Nearest Airport, Kheria-Agra- 40 km.
Rail
  • Passenger train are s available from Agra Cantt. Railway Station- 40 km.
Road
  • Fatehpur Sikri is connected to Agra and neighbouring towns by regular bus services of UPSRTC. Bharatpur 25km, Jaipur 225 km
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Restaurants & Hospitals

Restaurants
  • Gulistan Tourist Complex (UPSTDC). P.: 05613- 282490
  • Sher-E-Punjab Restaurant, By-Pass Road. Ph.: 05613-282238
  • Goverdhan Inn Ph.: 91-5613-282643, 09412526585
  • Joshi Tourist Complex Ph.: 91-9412259579
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Tourist Information

Nearest Tourist Information office
  • U.P. Govt. Tourist Office, 64, Taj Road, Agra , Ph - 0562-2226431.
  • Tourist Information Centre, Agra Cantt. Railway Station Ph.: 0562-2421204
  • Govt. of India Tourist Office, 191 Mall Road, Agra Ph.: 0562-2226368-78
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Accessibility

Air

Kheria Airport at Agra - 40 km.

Rail

Agra Cantt Railway Station 40 km (see Agra for rail connections)

Road

Fatehpur Sikri is connected to Agra and neighbouring centres by regular bus services of UPSRTC.

Banks, Post & Telegraph

  • State Bank of India (SBI)(05613) 283229.
  • Central Bank of India. Phone: (05613) 282232.
  • Canara Bank. Phone: (05613) 282234.

Excursions

Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary

25 km. A paradise of bird watchers and ornithologists, the sanctuary is also known as the Keoladeo Ghana National Park. More than 300 species of birds have been sighted here including the famous Siberian Cranes. The best season to visit the park is between October and February when migratory birds are here.