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Private Day Trip to Fatehpur Sikri And Abhaneri Stepwells From Agra To Jaipur
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 16 May 2014

Such an impressive introduction to Fatehpur Sikri. Reputedly the tallest gateway in Asia. Also known as the Victory Gate, it commemorates Emperor Akbar's victory over Gujerat in the 1570's. A very steep flight of steps leads up to the entrance, and wild goats wander freely on the grassy banks on either side. You will get pestered by children trying to sell you rubbish, just ignore them and keep moving. Bees must love this place, check out the honeycombs hanging from the underside of the main arch.

Visited December 2013
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Kochi (Cochin), India
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Biggest Door in Asia”
Reviewed 14 May 2014

The name itself means 'Grand Door'. This gateway was made in a majestic way during the days of Emperor Akbar. It's a beautiful piece of Mughal Architecture.
But frankly, I feel sad to see the condition of it's backyard , with garbage and pigs loitering around. I hope the authorities domtake some action.

Visited April 2014
4 Thank beau_monde29
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“Must Visit!”
Reviewed 14 April 2014

The monument has been preserved really well and takes you back in its wonderful history. I highly recommend taking a guide along as knowing the history behind all the stuff adds to the experience. We did a local guide for Rs. 100 only. But beware of the touts and beggars. The people who sell artifacts inside quote highly inflated prices. Do not fall in their trap, especially if you are from outside India.

Visited April 2014
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 289 helpful votes
“Must see monument ”
Reviewed 26 March 2014 via mobile

The other reviews do a great job of explaining the history and significance. I am writing this to warn you of all the scammers and beggars here. If they see you are from abroad, you will be surrounded by people trying to sell you stuff. Don't buy the cloth and strings to offer at Salim's tomb at an astronomical prices. It is a pure rip off. As for the other items people are selling, the more you ignore them the better prices they give and they will really bargain down the price.

Be careful when you are paying or items or negotiating. While your guard is down, you may get pick pocketted.

Apart from this enjoy the beauty of the monument and just take a moment to take it all in.

Thank RahulMD
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Jaipur, India
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Reviewed 5 March 2014

it is located 43 km away from Agra. which is 40 meters high and 35 meters wide it is high entrance to Fatehpur Sikri ......

Visited April 2013
3 Thank freebirdflying
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