Fatehpur Sikri

Discover the elegance and power of the Mughal culture at your Maharajas Express stop at city Fatehpur Sikri, popularly known as the ‘ghost town’. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it was built in 16th century by the Mughal Emperor Akbar. It is situated at a distance of 36 km from Agra with maximum architecture built from red sandstone. It reveals a magical blend of Hindu, alt text Persian and Indo-Muslim traditions.

If you are a nature lover, visit the oldest Mughal Garden in India, Ram Bagh. It’s a three-layered garden that represents the Islamic idea of heaven through divided canals and pathways. This amusement garden helps you to relax right in nature’s lap. The garden strongly reflects the love and care of Mughals for nature.

Your Maharajas Express train halt at Fatehpur Sikri gives you time to explore Chini ka Rauza, a funerary monument built in the rule of Shah Jahan. It bears a strong reflection of Indo-Persian architecture. Get mesmerized by the glazed tile work called ‘chini’, beautiful inscriptions and colourful tiles at the tomb of Allama Afzal Khan Mullah. Explore another beautiful garden complex, Mehtab Bagh. Also known as the 'Moonlight Garden', it provides a great view of the Taj Mahal. Why not spend your evening watching a heartwarming sunset in this beautiful garden?

If you’re a history buff, don’t miss out the Buland Darwaza- one of the massive man-made creations from the 17th century. Built to celebrate the victory of emperor Akbar over Gujarat, it allows time travel to India’s rich history. Once you disembark your Indian luxury train, you can also visit Panch Mahal, a gorgeous five-storey pleasure palace constructed by King Akbar.