Fatehpur Sikri - Going Beyond The Taj Mahal
Kensington Tours expert, Karishma Sharma, suggests going beyond the Taj Mahal to the equally stunning Fatehpur Sikri on your next India Tours- the architectural “Ghost City” of the famed 16th century emperor, Akbar. Built in white marble and red sandstone, Fatehpur Sikri was never finished and the city has been uninhabited for several hundred years, which why it is commonly known as "The Ghost City." Fatehpur Sikri is a maze of secret passageways and screened galleries, the city’s walls feature perfect acoustics, allowing even the faintest of whispered secrets to be overheard by the emperor. Entering the city through the Gate of Agra, the most well-preserved entrance, will give visitors the most accurate idea of what Fatehpur Sikri looked like during Akbar’s reign. Intricate carvings, breathtaking pillars and momentous arches abound throughout the site, and highlights include the elaborate Turkish Sultana’s House, the Hall of Private Audience, and Jodha Bai’s Palace, presumably Akbar’s main place of residence. Kensington Tours' 9 Day Explorer India tour features a visit to Fatehpur Sikri. Click here for more information.