Fatehpur Sikri FAQs

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Area geography

With a small area covering 8 square kilometres, Fatehpur Sikri is located 37 kilometres on the north-western side of Agra in Uttar Pradesh. The place mostly has a desert climate making days hotter and evenings pleasant.

Notes currencies cards

Indian Rupee

Cellular service for tourists

You can buy a local pre-paid SIM card to avoid high roaming charges from the any one of the mobile shops in Fatehpur Sikri.

Wifi internet

Internet is available in most hotels in Fatehpur Sikri. Apart from that, some restaurants also provide with free WiFi access.

Drinking laws

The legal age for the consumption of alcohol in Fatehpur Sikri is 25 years.

Tipping

Tipping (10% of the billing amount) is often welcome in India by most of the waiters and clerks. If food and beverage outlets add a service charge in the final bill, tipping is not necessary. However, small tips for good service are always appreciated.

Safety

Fatehpur Sikri is a safe tourist destination. However, a wise traveller is always cautious of his/her surroundings while exploring the city to avoid petty crimes like pickpocketing and begging. Also, be careful of fake touts while sightseeing.

General information

Languages spoken

Hindi, English and Urdu

Time zones

GMT + 05.30 hours

Major religions

Hinduism, Islam and Jainism

Domestic international calling codes

+91 5619

Electricity standards

The standard voltage in India is 220 volts and typically a two or three pin plug is used.

Common greetings

Hello: Namaste

Good Morning: Namaste

Good Evening: Namaste

Goodbye: Namaste

Thank you: Dhanyavaad/ Shukriya

Sorry: Maaf kijiye

Do you speak English? Kya aap angrezi bolte hain?

I do not understand: Mujhe samajh nahi aaya

No: Nahi

Yes: Haan

I don’t know: Mujhe nahi pata

How are you? Aap kaise hain?

What is your name? Aapka naam kya hai?

My name is: Mera naam hai…

Where is the washroom? Shauchalaya kahan hai?

Is this vegetarian? (point to a dish in a menu card): Kya yeh shakahari hai?

Where is this? (point to a monument, amenity on a paper/map): Ye kahan pe hai?

How much does this cost? Yeh kitne ka hai?

Too expensive! Bahut mehenga hai!

A little cheaper: Thora sasta kariye

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Emergency numbers

Police: 100
Medical Emergency/ Ambulance: 102
Fire Control: 101
Tourist Information Centre, Agra Cantt, Railway Station: 0562-2421204
Govt. of India Tourist Office, 191 Mall Road, Agra: 0562-2226368-78
U.P. Govt. Tourist Office, 64, Taj Road, Agra : 0562-2226431