fort is another jewel in Agra tourism that adds on to the royalty
as well as beauty to this cultural city. Immensely rich in art and
architecture the fort is beautifully decorated with amazing designs
and intricate work. The site is said to be the last place where Mughal
emperor Akbar rested which then stood as the most majestic fort enhancing
the royalty and chivalry of the Mughals. This richly decorated edifice
in Agra is elegantly positioned about 13 kilometers from the enchanting
landmark of the city Agra fort.
The fort though less famed depicts amazing architecture with intricately
designed embellishments that doubles up the fascinating charm of the
place. The tomb elegantly poised amidst the beautifully laid out garden
which is fascinatingly enclosed with fringing walls. The place is set
like the Char Bagh style which means the tomb is in between four fabulous
gardens or one garden divide into four. Each of the gardens is magnificently
laid out with amazing flora species and is separated with a raised
path. The raised path is beautifully designed as a narrow shallow water
channel which looks amazing running midway of the emerald surroundings.
Some bewitching fountains glorify the enchanting beauty of the place
all the more. The artistic brilliance of the time can be witnessed
via each and every cranny of this fort.
The small town of Sikandra is 4 km from Agra and is located to the west of the city. It can be easily reached from Agra. The city of Agra is well connected by air with Khajuraho, Varanasi, and Delhi. It has good rail and bus connections with major Indian cities. To reach the monument, one can either use taxi, tempo, auto-rickshaw, or local buses. Travelers can also avail of the prepaid transport for excursions in and around the city limits, including Sikandra.