"Fatehpur Sikri: splendour and lot of hassles" Top 5 Page for this destination State of Rajasthan Things to Do Tip by Bonobo2005

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  scene at the Jama Masjid
by Bonobo2005

At the historical site of Fatehpur Sikri you will find another complex full of splendour of a former Maharadja.

I didn?t visit the palace due to high admission fee, but the adjacent fabulous Masjid (still in use for studies) and a little tomb full of marvellous marble works can be visited for free.

Also a walk outside the complex around the ruins was great to soak up atmosphere while avoiding the tourists and touts.

The hassles here were annoying again, especially the notorious ?free guides? that start talking without asking and try to deliver you as fast as possible at souvenir stands for a commission.

A boy, maybe 10 year old, started to guide me and kept following me wherever I went. I told him to leave me alone couple of times but he demanded money to do so. Eventually I pinched him in the arm so tight that he left crying (hehe).

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  • Updated May 31, 2003
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