India: The hidden gem of Fatehpur Sikri

The third day in India started with a one-hour drive to Fatehpur Sikri. It is an ancient city in the Agra district and it is on the way to Jaipur. There are several things to see in the area: The Buland Darwaza gate which is the entrance to Jama Masjid mosque. The marble Tomb of Salim Chishti and the Diwan-E-Khas.

In order to have the place for yourself – which give the real ancient feeling – go there really early. Starting 8 am to walk to the Buland Darwaza gate, which will take 15 minutes.

The area inhabits a lot of birds, which are singing and flying around through the old Red sandstone buildings.

In order to cover the whole area of Fatehpur Sikri plan 2 to 3 hours. It is possible to walk all the way, from the car park to the area and back. For me this was the best place of the whole trip. I guess this was to the reason that the place was empty due to the early hour and the birds that could be spotted.

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