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How To Reach Fatehpur Sikri

Discussion in 'North India' started by UmaTyagi, Nov 7, 2023.

  1. UmaTyagi

    UmaTyagi New Member

    What are the recommended transportation options and routes to reach Fatehpur Sikri, the historical city in Uttar Pradesh, India, from major nearby cities like Agra or Delhi, and what is the estimated travel time for each option? Additionally, could you provide information on any significant landmarks or road signs to look out for during the journey to ensure a smooth and hassle-free trip to this UNESCO World Heritage Site?

  2. Karan

    Karan Member

    To reach Fatehpur Sikri, you have several transportation options depending on your starting point. Here are the recommended ways to reach Fatehpur Sikri from major nearby cities, such as Agra and Delhi:

    From Agra:

    1. By Road (Taxi or Private Vehicle): The most convenient and quickest way to reach Fatehpur Sikri from Agra is by road. The distance is around 36 kilometers, and it takes about 1 hour to 1.5 hours to reach depending on traffic. You can hire a taxi or use a ride-sharing service like Ola or Uber.
    2. By Bus: Public and private buses run between Agra and Fatehpur Sikri. They are generally cost-effective but may take longer due to stops along the way.
    From Delhi:

    1. By Train: You can take a train from Delhi to Fatehpur Sikri Junction (Bharatpur-Fatehpur Sikri Passenger or Gwalior-Jhansi Passenger). The journey takes approximately 2.5 to 3 hours.
    2. By Road (Taxi or Private Vehicle): If you prefer a road trip, you can hire a taxi or drive from Delhi to Fatehpur Sikri. The distance is around 200 kilometers, and it typically takes about 4 to 5 hours to reach.
    3. By Bus: There are also bus services available from Delhi to Fatehpur Sikri, but the journey by bus may take longer and can be less comfortable compared to other modes of transportation.
    Notable Landmarks/Signs:

    • When traveling from Agra to Fatehpur Sikri by road, you can follow signs for Fatehpur Sikri on National Highway 21 (NH21).
    • The entrance to Fatehpur Sikri is well-marked, and there are signs directing you to the historical site.
    • Fatehpur Sikri is a small town, and the prominent landmark is the UNESCO World Heritage Site itself, which includes the Buland Darwaza (the Great Gate) and other historical buildings.
    Keep in mind that the travel times mentioned above are approximate and can vary depending on traffic and road conditions. It's advisable to check for the most up-to-date transportation options and schedules before your trip, especially if you're traveling from Delhi.