Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri

Agra Fort or the Red Fort: Another important heritage site in India, a wonderful piece of Indian history, the views are impressive. I was impressed by the way they have restored even the most intricate designs on the mosques, of course most of the paints have peeled away. We spent the day walking around and getting amazed on once a very powerful place. Too bad, you can only see 25% of the fort, the rest are for military purposes.

Take a deep breath when you get to the front gate, the traffic to enter the fort is horrific and you won’t feel particularly safe when crossing the road. This is a very busy attraction as tourists come here after they see the Taj, there are also a lot of photo opportunities here. Agra1 copy

Great view of the Taj Mahal from the Agra Fort.

Earlier that day, we went to the Fatehpur Sikri, a complex of 16th century monuments and temples, all in a uniform Mughal architectural style, also includes one of the largest mosques in India, the Jama Masjid. Fatehpur Sikri is around 39 km from the city of Agra, we took the government bus to get here, and once you reach Fatehpur Sikri, all the interesting sights are just walking distance from the bus stop.

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