Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Back to the Future - Part 2

From Agra, our next stop was at Fatepur Sikri. More about Fatepur Sikri can be found here. Some pics from the fort
Our next stop was Jaipur. Dont miss the Dal Batti Churma there. A very tasty dish :)
Jaipur has many forts. We saw the Amber and Jaigarh forts. Really nice ones. Apparently there hasnt been any war that was fought here. The king always made sure that he befriends the invaders. Be it the Mughals or the British.

This is a pic of the Hawa Mahal. A wall for the royals to enjoy the breeze from the other side.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Back to the Future - Part 1

First stop : Agra
The first stop was Akbar's tomb.I didnt get down and had to be content with this pic shot from the car.Pics below - First look at the Taj
After we got in, the first views of the Taj. Indeed a spectacle.
Now, here is when our guides gave us some unofficial info.. The Taj was actually a temple which was later on converted. Proof of this is from the pic below.
Some more : The pillar you see doesnt have the 8 sides as you think. Its optical illusion. In real , this pillar has only 3 sides. The lines are drawn in such a way that they create an illusion. Amazing stuff indeed.

To be contd....