Read Udaipur & Bharatpur details before this post ..After the Mehendi, we were off to Agra for the wedding on 22nd. The next morning was again foggy .. Our Tour guide suggested we visit Fathehpur enroute to Agra.
Trip to Fatehpur Sikri and Agra
We need to park the car and then take an auto Rickshaw to Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh – Archaeological Survey of India
.. tip #1 Negotiate a ride .. to n fro costed us 60Rs. and after that too you need to walk 100 mtrs in absolute muck.
This was built by Akbar to honor sufi saint Salim Chisti and was the Mughal capital for a long time.. Right now it lies in a very pathetic condition. The surrounding areas are very smelly and dirty.. and the interiors too are hardly maintained. After visiting Udaipur, this was a shock to us.. We have to leave our footwear outside and we did so with great reluctance. The whole fort is littered with bird poo.. and I kept getting distracted with that more than the magnificent monument. tip #2 – Wear socks inside – n then once u are out ..chuck them !
There is the Bulund Darwaza , Diwan e khas, Diwan E Aam, and the Tomb itself..
and then it was time for K’s marriage…The arrangements were really grand and I got to witness my first north Indian wedding.. My god what a lavish setting.. and my friend K looked gorgeous.. Don’t u think so? I have intentionally left out pics which show her face clearly..
The marriage rituals ended at 4 AM.. .. n next day we started for Ranthambore. ..