"Fatehpur Sikri: another Moghul Fort" Fatehpur Sikri by uglyscot
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Thanks to Vt, I had heard of this site, and when we decided to drive from Agra to Jaipur , asked the taxi driver to stop. There is a parking area for cars. Then visitors have to take an autorickshaw . The fort is large and built in the traditional Moghul style with red walls, domes, and ,above all,symmetry.
On Fridays visiting is free.
The entrance to the site is up 52 steep steps. I was impressed at old grey-haired Indian ladies struggling to reach the top, but was told by my rickshaw man that it is considered a holy site to all, Hindu and Muslim alike.
Above the gate are 13 small domes and 3 large domes, and down the sides are verses from the Quran. At the foot of the steps are a number of tombs.
Other Vt ers have described the site in detail, so as I was unable to climb the 52 steep steps and wander around inside... more travel advice
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