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India
Delhi
Qutab Minar
Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque
Detail of a column.
India
Delhi
Qutab Minar
Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque
Detail of the top of a column.
India
Delhi
Qutab Minar
A second tower was commenced in 1300 but only 27m was completed.
India
Delhi
Qutab Minar
Alai Darwaza
 Alai Darwaza is a sandstone gateway dating from 1310.
India
Delhi
Qutab Minar
Alai Darwaza
The extrance to Alai Darwaza.
India
Delhi
Qutab Minar
Alai Darwaza
Detail of the carvings on the outer wall.
India
Delhi
Qutab Minar
Alai Darwaza
Carved sandstone.
India
Delhi
Qutab Minar
Alai Darwaza
Carved wall.
India
Delhi
Qutab Minar
Alai Darwaza
Carved windows.
India
Delhi
Qutab Minar
The complex has many ruined buildings and was the site of an earlier Delhi.
India
Delhi
Qutab Minar
A mix of styles.
India
Delhi
Qutab Minar
Brick building with decorated doorway.
India
Delhi
Qutab Minar
Tomb of Adham Khan.
India
Delhi
Qutab Minar
The 7m high iron pillar taken from a 5th century Hindu temple.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Varanasi
 Hindu temple at the river edge.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Varanasi
Sarnath
Some of the structures date from 200 BC.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Varanasi
Sarnath
The Dhamekh Stupa dominates the site.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Varanasi
Sarnath
Sarnath is considered the place where the Buddha gave his first sermon.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Varanasi
Sarnath
The Dhamekh Stupa is covered with decorations.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Itimad-ud-Daula Tomb
 The tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah is the oldest Moghul tomb made entirely of marble.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Itimad-ud-Daula Tomb
The Itimad-ud-Daula Tomb is a forerunner of the Taj Mahal and was completed in 1628.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Itimad-ud-Daula Tomb
The British used the tomb as a barracks and covered it in whitewash.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Itimad-ud-Daula Tomb
Unlike the Taj Mahal, this tomb has inlay work on the minarets.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Itimad-ud-Daula Tomb
Detail of the minaret.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Itimad-ud-Daula Tomb
The inlay work is superior to the Taj Mahal.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Itimad-ud-Daula Tomb
The tomb is surrounded by four sandstone gateways.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Itimad-ud-Daula Tomb
The tomb entrance.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Itimad-ud-Daula Tomb
A riot of detail.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Itimad-ud-Daula Tomb
 Intricate inlay work and carvings from the tomb.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Itimad-ud-Daula Tomb
Persian style window.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Itimad-ud-Daula Tomb
Wall decoration.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Itimad-ud-Daula Tomb
Marble screen with hexagons.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Itimad-ud-Daula Tomb
Detail of the hexagons on a marble screen.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Itimad-ud-Daula Tomb
Marble screen with inverted hexagons.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Itimad-ud-Daula Tomb
Detail of the inverted hexagons on a marble screen.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Itimad-ud-Daula Tomb
View of the tomb from one of the gateways.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Itimad-ud-Daula Tomb
The tomb is by the river.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Itimad-ud-Daula Tomb
Geometric inlays surrounded by flower patterns.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Itimad-ud-Daula Tomb
Detail of geometric inlays.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Itimad-ud-Daula Tomb
Detail of flower surrounded by geometric inlays.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Itimad-ud-Daula Tomb
 Inlay detail with flowers.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Itimad-ud-Daula Tomb
Detail of the inlay work.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Itimad-ud-Daula Tomb
The screen work is very intricate.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Itimad-ud-Daula Tomb
Detail of flower pattern inlays.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Itimad-ud-Daula Tomb
Every cetimeter of the tomb is covered with inlay work and carving.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Itimad-ud-Daula Tomb
Artisans from Europe and Persia worked on the tomb.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Itimad-ud-Daula Tomb
Detail of the inlay work.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Itimad-ud-Daula Tomb
The interior of the tomb.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Itimad-ud-Daula Tomb
Flower paintings in the tomb interior.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Itimad-ud-Daula Tomb
The tomb interior.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Itimad-ud-Daula Tomb
Interior painting.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Itimad-ud-Daula Tomb
View of the inlaid minaret from the upper level.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Itimad-ud-Daula Tomb
The tomb chamber.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Itimad-ud-Daula Tomb
The cenotaph of Mirza Ghiyas, the grandfather of Mumtaz, the lady of the Taj.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Sikander
Sikander is a Moghul tomb complex in the suburbs of Agra.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Sikander
Entrance portal.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Sikander
The complex is the size of a small town.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Sikander
The gateway is covered in decoration.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Sikander
Inlays of different coloured stone.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Sikander
Sandstone and marble.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Sikander
Sandstone screens.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Sikander
Marble with black stone.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Sikander
Entrance portal decorations.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Sikander
Window and balcony.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Sikander
Painted ceiling in the interior.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Sikander
Arabic inscription.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Sikander
Detail of the flowery decoration.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Sikander
The top of the gateway.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Sikander
The tomb of the third Moghul Emperor, Akbar.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Sikander
 The main part of Akbar's tomb has a Persian style gate.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Sikander
The tomb dates from 1605.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Sikander
Marble with sandstone.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Sikander
Relief work.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Sikander
Decorated column.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Sikander
Sandstone screen.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Sikander
Marble screens.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Sikander
Akbar's cenotaph.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Agra Fort
Agra Fort was originally a sandstone fortress.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Agra Fort
The entrance.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Agra Fort
The outer walls are two and a half km long.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Agra Fort
Amar Singh Gate.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Agra Fort
The 10m wide moat and the Yamuna River.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Agra Fort
Inside the Amar Singh Gate.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Agra Fort
The immense inner walls.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Agra Fort
Jehangir's Palace is a blend of Central Asian and Hindu styles.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Agra Fort
Jehangir's Palace is sandstone with marble inlays.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Agra Fort
Hindu style carvings in Jehangir's Palace.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Agra Fort
 Sandstone carvings on Jehangir's Palace.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Agra Fort
The courtyard of Jehangir's Palace.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Agra Fort
The interior of Jehangir's Palace.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Agra Fort
Carvings on the outside wall of Jehangir's Palace.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Agra Fort
The walls of the fort.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Agra Fort
View of the Taj Mahal by the river.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Agra Fort
One of the many sandstone buildings in the fort.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Agra Fort
One of the many marble buildings in the fort.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Agra Fort
The Octagonal Tower.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Agra Fort
Emperor Shah Jahan was imprisoned in the Octagonal Tower by his son, Aurangzeb.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Agra Fort
 Hall of Public Audiences.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Agra Fort
The Hall of Public Audiences is a later marble structure.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Agra Fort
Inside the Hall of Public Audiences.

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