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How To Reach Fatehpur Sikri
Fatehpur Sikri, a town located 40 km west to Agra city in Uttar Pradesh used to be the short lived capital of Emperor Akbar. The city is a great example of Indo-Islamic architecture and takes its visitors on a journey to the past era. The city was built by Akbar in the 1500s and today is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Reaching Fatehpur Sikri is easy due to the town having great connectivity to its neighboring cities and states. Fatehpur Sikri is a bustling town in the heart of Agra district and getting to the town by air, rail or by road is quite convenient. Not sure how to get to get there? Below are some of the best ways to reach Fatehpur Sikri.
The nearest airport serving the town of Fatehpur Sikri is Kheria Airport in Agra which is located at a distance of 34.3 km. This airport is well connected to several cities in the country and also major airlines like Indigo, Go Air, Spice Jet and Air India serve the passengers of Fatehpur Sikri as well as people coming from various other cities. When you reach the airport, you can locate a taxi or a bus outside the airport that will take you to your destination in Fatehpur Sikri. It takes about 44 minutes from the airport to the city center via the Bikaner- Agra/Fatehpur Sikri Road. The second closest airport to this town is the IGI International Airport in Delhi, which is also connected to international cities.
Fatehpur Sikri is well connected by road to nearby towns and cities like Agra, Noida, Delhi and a few others. Fatehpur Sikri is also well connected with other cities in Uttar Pradesh; the town is linked through a network of various highways and expressways that help people get there faster. Since the town is connected to major cities, it is also very easy to take the bus from any of these cities and get to Fatehpur Sikri. There are luxury busses that run to and fro and are quite comfortable and affordable as well. The Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation also operates regular busses that can be taken within the state.
The main railhead that serves the people of Fatehpur Sikri is the Fatehpur Sikri Railway Station. It is located in the center of the town and is 300 m from the center of the city; if you do not have too much luggage, you can probably walk. Several trains like the Haldighati Pass, Punjab Mail, Karnataka Express, Avadh Express and other trains plying from neighbouring cities to Fatehpur Sikri. Most of the trains head to Agra Cantt and pass through the Fatehpur Sikri Station, making the station popular as well. Depending on our destination in the town, once you get off at the station, you can easily get a cab or a bus or even walk to reach your destination.
Getting around in Fatehpur Sikri is quite simple and can be done by means of a bus, auto rickshaw, taxis and on foot too. If you are already in Agra, you can do a day trip to Fatehpur Sikri, which is an economical option. A bus from Agra will take you to Fatehpur Sikri where you can explore the monuments on foot and then take a bus back to Agra. If you plan to stay in the town for a few days, you can commute to places by a taxi which is a tad expensive, but auto rickshaws are an economical way to commute and a great way to get a local experience.