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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

The moment we got down from a car we were approached by a person who called himself a guide and unfortunately we believed him. He suggested us to take an auto instead of government bus as bus frequency is not very good. ( which was a lie)
He took us to show tomb n buland darwaja.. He also tried to convince us to buy a cloth for rs 2100/3100/5100 to put on the tomb.
Place is full of sellers and not at all maintained as compared to other part which has Jodha palace, diwan e khaas, Panchal mahal etc. This person did not tell us about this part as he was not an authorised guide to enter that area.
So my suggestion would be to visit other part first then come to this part of tomb n buland darwaja.

1  Thank Kavita24
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Reviewed March 30, 2018

Within the complex of the Fatehpur Sikri, the tomb of Sufi Saint Salim Chisti located in a white marble mosque, with beautiful white marble carvings. It is customary to tie a string to the wall, surrounding the tomb, after you make a wish. Some individuals may pressure you to give a donation, but ignore them. Salim Chisti is believed to be blessed with miraculous powers and blessed Emperor Akbar with son. In return Emperor Akbar built this city and the tomb. Beware of many scams being offered to you throughout the complex. Recommend hiring a "reputable" guide. Hope this helps with your first visit.

Thank FLworldwanderer
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Reviewed March 28, 2018

Worth doing but can be done in 1-1.5hrs including adjacent palace between Jaipur and Agra.
This tomb is revered by muslims as it is the grave of a sufi who predicted a child for the Maharaja who lived in the adjacent palace. For a non Muslim, its the chance to tie some string to the wall and make a wish. Quirky, yes! However, there is one thing you must be aware of. There are many people there who will tell you to tie the string, you need to make a donation to the poor or pay to do so. You do not and it is 100% free.
We used a guide booked by our tour company and, at the tomb, we handed over Rp2,000 as a donation to the poor. When we got back to the town, he had already called our tour company who told him that is completely unacceptable and he actually gave us the money back. Total scam which ended up making him look decidedly foolish.
Bottom line, its Rp20 each way in bus and Rp500 to get in at official box office at the top. Everything else is free.
Also, there are lots of folk, many young children, trying to sell souvenirs.

1  Thank RedLichtie65
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Reviewed March 24, 2018

Tomb of Salim Chisti is a beautiful building situated at the center of the complex, there are no entry charges to visit it. Though it makes it full of touts and scammers. If you are visiting here then my advice is to ignore all of them.

Fatehpur and Sikri are two places here. Fatehpur is where the fort is present and Sikri is the village next to it, also the place where the famous saint Chisti lived. Though both are very near and you can easily walk from one place to other. There is ticket to enter the Fatehpur fort, but the entry to Sikri (Jama masjid, Buland Darwaza, Chisti Dargah are here) is free. Vehicles are not allowed to enter Fatehpur, so one has to park their vehicles, which is bit far from the here. Its better to park your vehicles at the government designated parking. From there you can take the CNG buses (10 rupees each side), which runs every few minutes to Fort (Diwaan-E-Aam) complex or Sikri village. So do ask which bus you are going to sit. I preferred going to Fort (Diwan-E-Aam) first then Sikri village. There will be many local touts who will say that they can get you entered free of cost and save your money. Do not fall for them as they will cheat you by taking to Sikri complex where entry is free and then leave you after that. Better to use the government facilities in place. Once you are inside the fort then there are no touts there. But as soon as you come outside and go towards Sikri complex(where mosque, dargah etc are there) then you’ll find many touts, don’t fall in their trap, Just ignore them.

Thank Arun S
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Reviewed March 23, 2018 via mobile

This tomb is revered by the Muslim community living in India because it belongs to a very important Sufi that lived in the time of the Moguls. Very busy but very spiritual and impressive place

Thank Ricardo B
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