Have a sumptuous breakfast and leave for Agra by road. On the way, you will be exploring the popular sites around Fatehpur Sikri. Sightseeing starts with Buland Darwaza and continues to Salim Chisti Tomb, Panch Mahal and Jama Masjid.
The small town of Fatehpur Sikri was the capital of the Mughal Empire during the reign of Akbar. Religious beliefs and architectural brilliance best describe this ancient city. Fatehpur Sikri is overflowing with heritage sites that are magnificent and enchanting. Presently, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, surrounded by a fortified wall with several gates.
Popularly called 'Gate of Victory', Buland Darwaza was built by Emperor Akbar in the year 1601. This exquisite structure was erected by the Mughal King to celebrate his victory over the state of Gujarat. The 54 meters tall Buland Darwaza is made from sandstone and decorated with black and white marble.
Built-in the 16th-century within the Jama Masjid complex, Tomb of Salim Chishti is regarded as the epitome of Mughal architecture. It is the final resting ground for Salim Chishti, the Sufi Saint who predicted the birth of Jahangir, Akbar's beloved son. The mausoleum was built by the great king to pay tribute to the saint. The tomb rests in the middle of the grand hall enclosed with intricate marble screens.
Panch Mahal is a five-storey castle built by Emperor Akbar and he used it for entertainment and relaxation. The extraordinary architecture bears resemblance to a Buddhist Temple. The four-storeys are designed in a decreasing size with 84 pillars on the ground floor. The top storey has four pillars supporting an elevated pavilion. There is also a pool in front of Panch Mahal, Anoop Talao where musical performances took place during those times.
The exceptionally beautiful Jama Masjid is the prime attraction in Fatehpur Sikri. It was built in the year 1571 under the patronage of the great Mughal King, Akbar. This mosque has earned accolades for being one of the largest across the globe. Even today, the followers of Islam gather at the courtyard and pray to God.
By afternoon, you will be arriving in Agra, the home of the Taj Mahal. In the evening, you will go for 'Mohabbat the Taj Show' in Kalakriti Cultural and Convention Center. The show depicts the eternal love story of Mumtaz Mahal and Emperor Shah Jahan who built the Taj Mahal in the memory of his most beloved wife.
Lying on the banks of the River Yamuna, the historic city of Agra is the home to the iconic Taj Mahal. However, Taj Mahal is definitely not the standalone attraction as this city has lots to offer. Sprinkled with historic sites, Agra is the epicenter of Indian tourism. It has a magical allure and is also known for the Pietra Dura royal craft which is classic yet contemporary.
Stay overnight at the hotel.