In continuation with my visit to Fatehpur Sikri , here I am exploring the other part of this city known as Fatehpur Fort! This place way beyond beautiful and it has many great looking architectural elements spread all over the fort. If you are a history bluff then you can immediately connect with the various parts of this palace, but if you are not then I would suggest you to hire a guide or rent those audio guides who can walk you thru the fascinating stories behind each of these elements.
Entry fees: Indian Rs 20/- and Foreigners Rs 260/-
Things to see at Fatehpur Sikri/Fort:
Fatehpur Sikri, the city of red sand stone is situated at a distance of 37 Kms of Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. It was built by Akbar in an honor of the great Sufi saint Salim Chisti who predicted the birth of heir of the Mughals. The best thing about this place is, it is easily accessible from the famous wonder “Taj Mahal” and can be coupled in a single trip.
This Red city has two main parts. One covers Buland Darwaza, Shahi Darwaza and the famous Salim Chisti tomb while other part is known as “Fatehpur Fort” which has many distinctive areas such as Jodhabai Mahal, Panch Mahal, Navratan Mahal, Mena Bazar and many more. Both these points lie just few meters away from each other.
When I started my travel blog, I got to hear from many people that “You are very lucky that you can follow your passion, “ we also wish to travel but just don’t get enough of time or something always comes up in the middle of the plan and or for whatever XYZ reason it never turns to the reality!” So for such people, I have made a list of locations from India where Bollywood movies have captured the various colors of Incredible India, which they can enjoy simply sitting at home. I believe that Indian film makers have taken immense efforts to show us many beautiful parts of India through their Camera lenses and I really admire them for doing so. Though the actual feel of being at that very place is surely 1000 times better than simply watching it over television but you never know what may trigger your thirst for travel and to see the world out there and you may land up at the place of your choice! Continue reading
Okay, so now you will think what is this all about? A Scam? That too in such a famous and religious place where Lord Krishna spent his youth? Yes, you read it right. I am talking about the very same town – which is famous for adventures and mischievous stories of Lord Krishna! I believe, we all have been listening to the enchanting tales of little Krishna since our childhood sharing an undefinable connection with Him. The Kalia Dance, sneaking butter and milk, Gopi –Krishna Rasleela and many more stories kept us glued to the TV. So when I got an opportunity to visit the land of these stories, I grabbed it. Continue reading