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... us everywhere hopping around while we dodged about
with the guide and of course the ubiquitous Treepie. They followed us through
every nook and crannie chirruping away and keeping our spirits high.
Star of the place were certainly the kingfishers. We have
only seen one or two anywhere between us before this visit, but there were
dozens of them posing cutely on posts and tree stumps, seemingly quite at home
with lunatic ...
... we visited the step well which looks more like a upside down temple with steps leading down to the well. Apparently the recent Batman film with Christian Bail was filmed in one of these step wells. It was very fascinating and odd structure and i would probably fail to describe it any better than this - so hope pictures would help visualise this :-) We visited the village near the step well - just walked around small houses glimpsing ...
... this was their gift to us, no payment needed. We were speechless - but recovered to ask, and be assured, that they hadn't paid for the books themselves. At checkout, we did, however, make a donation to the children's charities mentioned in the book.
3. As we finished breakfast, another of the young Rajvilas wait staff (many were trainees, and this was their first job), Priya, came up and asked if everything was ok. She then says she knows we've got a long drive to Agra ...
... and according to the Uttar Pradesh Government website, the largest gateway in the world.
We went to the tomb of the Sufi saint, Salim Chishti, and followed the crowd in circumambulating the tomb. Many were tying a red or yellow string on the lattice work. Apparently if you make a wish and tie a string at this tomb, it will come true. After all it was this saint that Akbar had turned to when he was still childless at age 26. It ...
It is grave yard of family members of holy saint. People say, the lamp in front of the shrine lightens itself when it is dark.
It is also demonstration of Emperor Akbar's respect for all other religions. A dedicated monument for din e ilahi (religion promoted by Emperor Akbar, said to be having good of all religion) imparts ...