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India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Agra Fort
Inlays on marble above the columns.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Agra Fort
The interior of the Hall of Private Audiences.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Agra Fort
The Shish Mahal.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Agra Fort
The Pearl Mosque dates from 1653.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Agra Fort
Agra Fort began as a fortress and ended up as a palace.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Agra Fort
Cenotaph.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Agra Fort
Marble decoration of relief and inlay.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Agra Fort
The Hall of Private Audiences is a marble building dating from 1637.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Agra Fort
The inlay work that is famous for Moghul architecture in the Hall of Private Audiences.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Agra Fort
The Hall of Private Audiences: Inlays and carvings.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Agra Fort
The Hall of Private Audiences: base of a marble column.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Agra Fort
Marble relief at the Hall of Private Audiences.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Agra Fort
The Hall of Private Audiences: flowers.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Agra Fort
The Hall of Private Audiences: interior.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Agra Fort
The interior of the Hall of Private Audiences.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Agra Fort
View from the Hall of Private Audiences.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Agra Fort
Inlays on marble walls.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Agra Fort
Carved marble fountain.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Agra Fort
View of the Taj Mahal, 2km away.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Taj Mahal
People outside the sandstone Great Gate.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Taj Mahal
The entrance.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Taj Mahal
The Great Gate is highly decorated.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Taj Mahal
Arabic inscription on the Great Gate.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Taj Mahal
The Great Gate is made from sandstone and is in Persian style.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Taj Mahal
The Taj Mahal was built by the fifth Moghul Emperor, Shah Jahan.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Taj Mahal
Flower decorations.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Taj Mahal
The Taj Mahal is considered to be the highlight of Moghul architecture.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Taj Mahal
Detail of inlay work.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Taj Mahal
The Taj is a tomb for Mumtaz, the Moghul Queen of Shah Jahan, who is also buried there.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Taj Mahal
The Taj is set on a marble plynth.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Taj Mahal
 The Taj Mahal, changes its appearance with the changing light.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Taj Mahal
View of a corner of the marble tomb.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Taj Mahal
Artisans from Italy and Persia were brought in when the Taj was constructed.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Taj Mahal
One of the four marble minarets.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Taj Mahal
The Taj Mahal was completed in 1653.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Taj Mahal
Marble screen.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Taj Mahal
Detail of relief work.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Taj Mahal
Detail of zig zag inlay work.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Taj Mahal
Visitors near the main building.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Taj Mahal
The marble dome.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Taj Mahal
Detail of inlay work.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Taj Mahal
 Detail from a marble carving.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Taj Mahal
Inlay work of a flower made from semi precious stones set into marble.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Taj Mahal
Detail of inlay work of a flower.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Taj Mahal
Detail of inlay work.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Taj Mahal
Inlays and relief.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Taj Mahal
Detail of relief work.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Taj Mahal
Delicate carved marble.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Taj Mahal
Carved marble screens let light into the central chamber.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Taj Mahal
Shah Jahan (the fifth Moghul Emperor) and his wife, Mumtaz are buried in the Taj.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Taj Mahal
The Taj Mahal is flanked by a pair of sandstone mosques.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Taj Mahal
The Taj changes its appearance with the light.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Taj Mahal
The Great Gate from the grounds.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Taj Mahal
View of the Darwaza-i rauza (Great Gate).
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Taj Mahal
The Taj Mahal viewed from one of the two mosques that flank it.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Fatehpur Sikri
 The Gate of Victory is the entrance to Fatehpur Sikri. The city was built in 1569 and abandoned after 20 years.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Fatehpur Sikri
The main gate with the inscripton "The world is a bridge. Pass over it but build no houses upon it".
India
Uttar Pradesh
Fatehpur Sikri
 View from the city walls.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Fatehpur Sikri
 View of the Dargar Mosque.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Fatehpur Sikri
 The city was abandoned in 1585.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Fatehpur Sikri
 King's Gate.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Fatehpur Sikri
Decorated building with Hindu influence.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Fatehpur Sikri
 Inlaid decoration.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Fatehpur Sikri
 Carved screen.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Fatehpur Sikri
 Cloisters.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Fatehpur Sikri
 Moghul style gateway.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Fatehpur Sikri
Tomb of Salim Chisti
The Tomb of Salim Chisti dates from 1570.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Fatehpur Sikri
Tomb of Salim Chisti
 Carved marble eves.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Fatehpur Sikri
Tomb of Salim Chisti
 Carved marble screen Tomb of Salim Chisti 1570.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Fatehpur Sikri
Tomb of Salim Chisti
 Decorated marble base.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Fatehpur Sikri
Tomb of Salim Chisti
 Carved pillar.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Fatehpur Sikri
 Security Office.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Fatehpur Sikri
Diwan-i-Khas
The Diwan-i-Khas is set near water.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Fatehpur Sikri
Diwan-i-Khas
 The Diwan-i-Khas is a palace where the third Moghul Emperor, Akbar would meet with scholars for debates.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Fatehpur Sikri
Diwan-i-Khas
The eves.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Fatehpur Sikri
Diwan-i-Khas
Hindu arches.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Fatehpur Sikri
Diwan-i-Khas
Akbar's throne area inside the Diwan-i-Khas.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Fatehpur Sikri
Diwan-i-Khas
The column holding Akbar's throne.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Fatehpur Sikri
 Mariam-uz-Zamani House.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Fatehpur Sikri
 The city was abandoned due to problems with the water supply.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Fatehpur Sikri
 Entrance to Queen's Palace.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Fatehpur Sikri
 The architecture isn a blend of Islamic Moghul and Hindu forms.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Fatehpur Sikri
 View of the red colopured abandoned city.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Fatehpur Sikri
Palace of Jodh Bai
 The Palace of Jodh Bai, Akbar's Hindu wife.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Fatehpur Sikri
Palace of Jodh Bai
 Decorated sandstone.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Fatehpur Sikri
Palace of Jodh Bai
 Detail of stone carving.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Fatehpur Sikri
Palace of Jodh Bai
Part of the Palace of Jodh Bai.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Fatehpur Sikri
Panch Mahal
The Panch Mahal and Miriam's House.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Fatehpur Sikri
Panch Mahal
The Panch Mahal (Five Palace) is five storeys high.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Fatehpur Sikri
Panch Mahal
The colonaded interior was used by the ladies of the court.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Fatehpur Sikri
Panch Mahal
No two of the 56 columns are alike.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Fatehpur Sikri
Views of Fatehpur Sikri.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Fatehpur Sikri
Fatehpur Sikri is a complete sandstone city abandoned twenty years after it was completed and populated.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Fatehpur Sikri
The buildings are a mix of Central Asian and Hindu architecture.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Fatehpur Sikri
Water tank.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Fatehpur Sikri
Garden region.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Fatehpur Sikri
The Persian style Jami Masjid is said to be a copy of a mosque at Mecca.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Fatehpur Sikri
The stone cutters' mosque.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Fatehpur Sikri
Bhirbal Bhavan
Bhirbal Bhavan was a palace built for Raja Bhirbal, a noted Hindu wit.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Fatehpur Sikri
Bhirbal Bhavan
The French writer, Victor Hugo, wrote about this palace.

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