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  The Indian Panorama  
 
 
     
  Fatehpur Sikri  
     
  1.Fatehpur Sikri Fort : Itinerary of Maharajas' Express  
  Perched atop a rocky ridge 37 km west of Agra, Fatehpur Sikri came into being four centuries ago when the Emperor Akbar, not yet 28 years old, created the first planned city in Indo-Islamic style. The city was actualised with great energy, but was completely abandoned a little more than a decade later.

In 1568, Akbar was secure and powerful but he had no son and heir. His search for blessing for the birth of a successor brought him to the Sufi mystic Sheikh Salim Chishti, who lived in Sikri village. The saint prophesied the birth of three sons and soon after was born Prince Salim, later to become Emperor Jahangir. In gratitude for the blessing Akbar decided to create imperial residences in Sikri, which would function as a joint capital with Agra. As a mark of his faith and his recent victories, he named his new city Fatehpur Sikri. Akbar was a keen builder and the plan of Fatehpur Sikri reveals an architectural mastermind at work. Research has proved that it was planned on a definite mathematical grid.

The siting of the Jama Masjid marked the actual beginning of the city which came up around it. The palace courts were laid out parallel to the cardinally aligned mosque and the sequential order of the palaces were emphasised by change in level. The most public space was at the lowest level, while the royal harem was at the highest.

Fatehpur Sikri is built in red sandstone, and is a beautiful blend of Hindu and Islamic architectural elements. The sandstone is richly ornamented with carving and fretwork. Fatehpur Sikri was abandoned 14 years after its creation. A shortage of water is believed to be the reason. Today it is a ghost city, its architecture is in a perfect state of preservation, and wandering through the palaces it is easy to imagine that this was once a royal residence and a dynamic cultural centre.
 
     
 
  • Heritage of India
  • Treasures of India
  • Gems of India
  • Indian Panorama
  • Indian Splendor
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Heritage of India

Duration: 7 Nights / 8 Days
Destinations Covered: Mumbai - Ajanta - Udaipur - Jodhpur - Bikaner - Jaipur - Ranthambore - Agra - Delhi
 
A journey into history to experience the splendour of a by gone era
 
 
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Treasures of India

Duration: 3 Nights / 4 Days
Destinations Covered: Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Delhi
 
Experience the golden Triangle in Luxury
 
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Gems of India

Duration: 3 Nights / 4 Days
Destinations Covered: Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Delhi
 
A journey into history to experience the splendour of a by gone era
 
 
 
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The Indian Panorama

Duration: 7 Nights / 8 Days
Destinations Covered:Delhi - Jaipur - Ranthambore - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - Gwalior - Orchha - Khajuraho - Varanasi - Lucknow - Delhi
 
Relish Royalty spirituality and wilderness.
 
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The Indian Splendor

Duration: 7 Nights / 8 Days
Destinations Covered: Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Bikaner - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Balasinor Mumbai
 
A wonderful journey through a magical land.
 
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