Tony Robinson Around the World by Train: India and Burma
8319 · By Katie Shaw
This week’s episode of ‘Around the World by Train’ sees Tony Robinson delve into the enthralling culture and traditions of India and Burma.Read more
This ancient red sandstone city was built in the 16th century as India's then political capital, by Mughal Emperor Akbar. Originally known as Fatehabad, Fatehpur Sikri was abandoned only 15 years after being constructed, due to the limited water supply, which was unable to sustain the growing population. The capital was relocated back to Agra leaving Fatehpur Sikri preserved as a medieval fortress of red sandstone.