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Tomb of Sheikh Salim Chishti

Place : Fathepur Sikri , Agra, Uttar Pradesh
Significance : Tomb of the renowned Sufi Mystic Salim Chishty
Best Season : November to February
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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: Agra is well linked by bus services to other places in the State as well as outside the state and national highways 2,3 and 11 pass through the city. The state transports have deluxe as well as ordinary buses to Delhi (every hour), Jaipur (every half an hour), Lucknow, Gwalior, Jhansi etc from Idgah bus station. For local travel, taxis, tempos, auto-rickshaws and cycle rickshaws are available. Bicycles can also be hired on hourly basis.