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Fatehpur Sikri is a deserted fort city, 37 km from Agra. Legend has it that Akbar, who had no son, went to the Sufi saint Sheikh Salim Chishti to seek his blessings. Soon enough, Prince Jahangir was born to his Hindu wife Jodha Bai. As an expression of gratitude, Akbar shifted his capital to the new city which was build between 1569 and 1585. Built in Akbar’s favourite style in red sandstone, this 8 square kilometre complex houses several buildings, which are an amalgamation of Hindu and Islamic architecture.

The Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is specially meant for the bird lovers and also for those who wish to get unwind by watching the amazing creations of the nature. Situated just 56 km away from Agra, it can be reached by hires taxis.

Vrindavan also known as Vraj is better known as the place where Lord Krishna spent his childhood days. The Distance from Agra to Vrindavan is 66 km and it takes 1 and half hour’s drive from Agra to Vrindavan by car. The town showcases hundreds of temples and other sacred places and is a must visit place at least once in a lifetime.

Like Vrindavan, Mathura is also associated with the life of Lord Krishna. It the birth place of Lord Krishna and stores abundance of his memories. It is located 60 km away from Agra and there are lots to religious places to visit here.

Gwalior is located 118 km away from Agra. Named after a saint, there are forts and temples which makes it a must visit place.


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