Fatehpur Sikri, the olden capital of the great Mughal Emperor Akbar and the best place to see many architect wonders. Maharaja’s Express The complete city looks in the red aura with the colossal forts and buildings built with red sandstone. Near Agra, Fatehpur Sikri is the must-visit place to experience the beautiful architectural styles of Mughal era.
Traveling to Fatehpur Sikri with Maharaja’s Express is an experience-able thing enjoying the journey in one of the best luxury trains in India. The Indian Panorama itinerary package of Maharaja’s Express will take you to Fatehpur Sikri to enjoy the erstwhile attractions of Mughal dynasty.
Experience with Maharaja’s Express:
You will feel very cozy and relaxed while traveling onboard of Maharaja’s Express. The Indian Panorama itinerary’s day 3 will be ended with the sightseeing tour of Fatehpur Sikri. Here the attractions of Fatehpur Sikri to be visited through Maharaja’s Express.
Fatehpur Sikri Fort:
A very important place to be visited in Fatehpur Sikri means its majestic Fort known as Fatehpur Sikri Fort. Once this fort was the capital of Mughal Emperor Akbar but due to water scarcity and occupancy of Rajputs he shifted the Capital from here. Fatehpur Sikri is an architectural wonder with stunning fortifications, beautiful palaces, private halls, and mosques.
In Fatehpur Sikri, Mughals legacy was restored in many monuments and constructions. Mainly, the Fort is the best example for the legacy of Mughal Empire significance in Fatehpur Sikri.
Buland Darwaza is a huge and tall monument in Fatehpur Sikri built by Akbar to commemorate the victory over Gujarat and also its the largest gateway in the world. The literal meaning of the monument in Urdu is “magnificent gate”. This imposing tall monument height is 54 meters from the ground and built in the 16th century.
Buland Darwaza is architecturally a significant monument with a perfect blend of Persian and Mughal architectural styles. However, Buland Darwaza is a must-visit monument in Fatehpur Sikri.
Diwan-i-Khas is a private hall for the king Akbar to communicate with religious heads and important people. The other popular name for this monument is “Ekstambha Prasada” means a single pillar connects four ways to the first floor meant for Emperor Akbar. Diwan-i-Khas is an architectural marvel known for exquisite deep carvings, structures, sculptures, and precious stones.
Tomb of Sheikh Salim Chisti:
The Tomb of Sheikh Salim Chisti is a pilgrim spot in the palace complex. This beautiful mausoleum is famous for its intricate designs and architectural styles. The complete monument was build with carved white marble and marble screens which are the blend of Hindu and Mughal architectural styles. This monument was built in memory of the saint Salim Chisti.
It is a five-story building which is the resident for royal women to watch the royal processions. The complete structure of the monument in a pyramid shape and supported by 176 columns. The other name for this monument is “Badgir” means wind catcher.
The view from this monument is picturesque and you can cover entire the area around the palace complex. Before this building, there is a pool which is another attraction here. In olden days, the purpose of the building is an entertainment place.
Also, check out the Maharajas Express train departure dates. After your tour in Fatehpur Sikri, you have to get back to your train and have your dinner and then rest for the next destination in Maharaja’s Express. Not only these, but there is also a lot to see in Fatehpur Sikri like the Palace of Jodha Bhai, Diwan-i-Aam, Karawan Serai, and Birbal Bhawan etc. Fatehpur Sikri is one of the best-known places to see the Mughal’s prominent constructions.