Ethnic ruins of Fatehpur Sikri
While the Taj Mahal is clearly Indias most popular tourist attraction, there is a lot more to Agra and its surrounding regions than the mighty mausoleum. The whole city is known for its historic significance and cultural activities. From the delicious food to the friendly people, there is loads to explore in and around Agra. However, if you are a history buff, then Fatehpur Sikri is your calling. Mughal Emperor Akbars capital from 1571 to 1585, Fatehpur Sikri today houses ruins of the palace Akbar lived in and worked out of.
It is located just 36 km from Agra and takes just 50 minutes to reach by road. A walk around the complex takes you back in time and introduces you to a royal era when architecture was brilliant and lifestyle was lavish. (ALSO SEE Best Things to do in Fatehpur Sikri, the Mughal Capital Founded by Emperor Akbar) Here is an interesting video that gives you a sneak peek into Fatehpur Sikri and everything thats awesome about it.
Makes you want to visit the historical ruins, right?