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Sikandra

Sikandra

Sikandara, a historic town located 10 kms north of Agra is known as the place where the Mughal Emperor Akbar lies in his eternal rest. Popularly known as Akbar the Great, the Mughal Emperor ruled an empire that stretched across North India from 1556 A.D to 1605 A.D. Following the death of his father Humayun, Akbar came to the throne when he was just 13 – yrs- old, but his reign is considered the pinnacle of Mughal dynasty in India.

Today, Sikandra, the peaceful resting place of the Akbar, is a site that greets you to step back into history and get a glimpse of the eventful life and period of Akbar the Great. Built in the Indo-Saracenic architectural style, Akbar’s tomb has a towering arched gates, green lawns on which you can see grazing deers. Moreover, on the road from Sikandra to Agra, you can see numerous tombs and also two Kos minars ‘milestones’.

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Posted by on April 29, 2012 in Uttar Pradesh

 

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Jehangir Palace

Jehangir Palace

Jehangir Palace  may be the most noteworthy building inside the Agra Fort of Agra, India.

This was built by Akbar for his preferred son Jehangir to provide him with the soothe and luxury inside the fort. This palace displays an outstanding combination of Hindu and Muslim architecture. Inside the fort there are places like the private room for Shah Jahan, Khas Mahal. The room inlaid with mirrors called the Shish Mahal and was used as a dressing room by the harem.

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Posted by on April 29, 2012 in Uttar Pradesh

 

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Bada Imambara

Bada Imambara

Bada(Bara) Imambara is an imambara complex in Lucknow, India, built by Nawab Asaf-Ud-Daula  in 1784. It is also called the Asafi Imambara. Bada means big, and an imambara is a shrine built by Shia Muslims for the purpose of Azadari. The Bara Imambara is among the grandest buildings of Lucknow.

The complex also includes the large Asfi mosque, the bhulbhulayah (the labyrinth), and bowli, a step well with running water. Two imposing gateways lead to the main hall. Bada Imambara is a very big Masjid.

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Posted by on April 29, 2012 in Uttar Pradesh

 

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Agra Fort

Agra Fort, Uttar Pradesh

India ground of kings and Maharajas and with royalty come royal palaces and forts. Most of the fort and palaces in India have been changed into heritage hotels now one can enjoy living like maharajah or maharani while staying at these hotels. India has a prosperous cultural past and this is reflected through the many forts, palaces and other monuments in the country. In Uttar Pradesh fort & Palaces Tour, there are many forts, monuments and palaces covers in this state. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on April 25, 2012 in Uttar Pradesh

 

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Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal looms fairytale-like from the banks of the Yamuna River. It’s India’s most recognized monument and is also one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The Taj Mahal has a rich history dating back to 1630 AD. It’s actually a tomb that contains the body of Mumtaz Mahal — the wife of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. He had it built as an ode to his love for her. It’s made out of marble and took 22 years and 20 000 workers to complete. Words cannot do the Taj Mahal justice, its incredible detail simply has to be seen to be appreciated. Read the rest of this entry »
 
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Posted by on April 24, 2012 in Uttar Pradesh

 

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