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Address: Fatehpur Sikri, India

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It just keeps you astonished

Is it a one day weekend and wondering where to go because you have almost covered whole of himachal? Then I think its a great get away. You may start your drive early in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2015
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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We entered the Fatehpur Sikri sight at the other end of the complex of buildings. And regrettably, by the time we got to Buland Darwaza, our afternoon was over and we were ready to head back to our car and to Agra. So we didn't climb all those steps and see the mosque and tombs, etc. But we did see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

A must see, When you stand next to it you realise the majesty of such an architecture. The sheer size of it is unbelievable. Plenty of angles and vantages for pictures but be sure to capture such a magnificent door.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

A massive gate built by mughal king Akbar. Similar as the entrance of Jama Masjid Delhi. Beautiful scenic view of town can be seen easily from buland darwaza.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

On our way to Agra from Jaipur we stopped at Fatehpur Shikri. It is an ancient fort abandoned due to lack of availability of water and due to other geo-political reasons. They do not allow cars beyond a point. From the parking lot, people either took a bus ride, hiked up or hire a private rickshaw to take u upto... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The gate was great construction with similar mughal construction style. But the inside was not at all pleasing. The tomb of salim chisti was inside and there a lot of sellers insiiting to buy the stuff and ask to pray near the tomb and a lot of their family members tomb. But a lot of poor families live in and... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Is it a one day weekend and wondering where to go because you have almost covered whole of himachal? Then I think its a great get away. You may start your drive early in the morning so that you reach the destination in 3.5hrs without wasting time in traffic. Best way to reach here would be via yamuna expressway to... More 

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New Delhi, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

This was the first place we were brought by our fake guide. This is an impressive 'Darwaza' or gate but the overall experience is of being harassed by beggars in various forms. There are little girls who will offer to say poems, an aggressive sweeper of the shrine who will demand money. Uttar Pradesh is India's failed state. Stay away... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Its practically in Fatehpur Sikri, very nice chunk of architecture, stay there for a while, explore, take some pictures.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

This is definitely an over-rated place. Nothing much with goats and stray-dogs adding to the filth already existing with urchins tugging your shirts for doles. The Govt of India needs to give this place a serious re-look, lest it looses it's place as a World Heritage Site.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Last Sunday, that is, the 21st of December, I decided to visit Fatehpur Sikri with my family and notch up a small weekend road trip along the way. Even though it seemed the whole world was conspiring against us, we managed to reach Fatehpur Sikri late in the afternoon, after being plagued with punctures, traffic, cold and a late start.... More 

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