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Fatehphur Sikri

Place : Agra district, Uttar Pradesh
Significance : World heritage site by UNESCO
Best Season : November to February
Timings : Sunrise to Sunset
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How to reach:

Air : Agra's Kheria airport is situated 6km from the city centre. It is well connected with Delhi (204km-30 minutes flight) and major places in India. Flights are on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. 
Indian Airlines Office, Kheria Airport Ph: 2361241, 2361142, City Booking Office, Hotel Clarks Shiraz Ph: 2360948; Pre-recorded information Tel: 142

Rail : Agra is a major railway Junction and has several railway stations and connects the city to major places in the north as well as the south. Agra Cantonment Railway station is the main terminal, located southwest of the city. Two of the main services are the Taj Express and the Shatabdi which connects Agra to Delhi, Gwalior, Jhansi and Bhopal. Other services are the Karnataka Express (New Delhi-Bangalore), the Jhelum Express (Jammu Tawi-Pune) and the Toofan Express (New Delhi-Calcutta). Agra Cantonment Railway Station, Enquiry Ph: 131, 132, 2364516, 2364517; Reservation Ph: 2364244; Raja-ki-Mandi Railway Station Ph: 133, 53737; Agra Fort Railway Station, Enquiry Ph: 2364163; Reservation Ph: 2364131

Road : Regular and frequent bus services connect Fatehpur Sikri with Agra and other centers in the area. Buses depart from Fatephur Sikri's bus stand every 30 mts. Agra is an important road junction being at the cross -roads of NH -2, NH -3 and NH -11. Access by road is therefore very good and Agra is well connected to all major centers in the region by bus services run by UPSRTC and several other State Road Transport Corporations. Some important destinations are Delhi, Jaipur, Lucknow, Gwalior, Haridwar, Mathura, Vrindhavan, Bharatpur, Bareilly and Kathgodam. Coaches and Taxis can be hired at Agra for local sightseeing as well as for commuting to other destinations.