Mayur Tourist Complex
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... by sambar, chital, nilgai and boar. Lunch at Laxmi Vilas Palace.
Fatehpur Sikri is 40km from Agra and built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. See the graceful buildings including the Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal and other Palaces. Arrive Agra and transfer to the hotel for check in and dinner. Three nights: Jaypee Palace Hotel Overnight ...
... places to see out your days. To think that they used to move water from the river to tanks on the roof in order to power the fountains seemed incredible. Then Zoe let me know that this system had been the downfall of the fort as the water supply had been cut off during a siege and there was nothing that could be done about that.
Of course everyone wants to visit the Taj Mahal and get a picture on their own with nobody in the background, to ...
... for four of us, but that was about all the excitement until later in the afternoon. We had a fun guide for the Agra fort, who described crocodiles in the moat, Bengal tigers in the inner walls, and a corridor with slots for boiling oil and a slope to roll rocks down on attackers. The man who built the Taj was imprisoned there by his son, and died in jail. The guide was funny and quite animated. On the way out, someone yelled 'ice cream', so we all flocked to ...
... emerald, ruby, gold are just some of them. It took seven years from start to finish. A mosque which compliments the Taj Mahal was built beside it so the craftsman and workers could attend temple. Two minarets are slightly leaning and were specifically built this way. In the event of a disaster where the towers fall, they will not hit the temple. The dome is a double dome to allow proper distribution of weight as the marble is heavy. ...
... ground. The majority of the fort is still used by the Indian army. There were some amazing sandstone carvings in the pillars of Hindu deities done by the Muslim Mughal emperors in respect to the local Hindu population and their Hindu wives. The Hall of Private audiences was impressive and consisted of a lovely discrete courtyard where the Mughal emperors could entertain travelling dignitaries. The fort was all the more impressive as there were two moats around the fort, an inner ...