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... called the glass palace. The one for the Christian wife was much bigger and had gorgeous arches shaped like those in a Catholic church. The details were astounding. Finally we entered the COMPLEX which he had built for his Muslim wife who was able to have his child. Her buildings were beautiful and she even had a summer building and a winter building so she could sleep more comfortably depending on the season.
We walked next to the part of the complex ...
... on however and in no time at all he had us
both out of the rickshaw and creeping around the bushes in similar fashion. We
must have looked like a group of Grouch Marx impersonators. The rewards,
however, were great as there was an abundance of beautiful hawks, eagles, peacocks
(!), ospreys and any amount of highly colourful waders and parrots. We were
constantly twirling about squinting at distant trees and river banks as our man
... for something like 20 years as a new capital next to the lake and just after a few years after they all moved there, the lake has gone dry. So they had to leave it all... Because it was a very cold day, there was thick fog everywhere and we could hardly see more than 1 meter. Which made this into quite an eerie experience as we roamed through the abandoned palace in deep fog. Apart from shivering from cold and having to jump up and ...
... would we like her to prepare a 'picnic box' with some pastries and drinks for our journey!! I honestly have not experienced this level of service before. Our two boxes, needless to say, were packed with lovely pastries, fruit, soft drinks and water.
And so, reluctantly we left the Rajvilas. The Jawbone-wearing Anshul (who has no problems achieving his 10,000 steps a day) was there to say goodbye and to check that we'd had a good stay...good stay?? What an ...
... the saint's blessings bestowed upon Akbar 3 sons. In the saint's honour, Akbar built this new city in Sikri where the saint lived and named it his new capital, Fathepur Sikri - the City of Victory.
In his pursuit for peace and unity among the the various rival political and religious factions, Akbar had 3 official wives - a Muslim lady from Turkey (Ruqaiyah), a Christian lady from Goa (Mariam) and a Hindu Rajput ...