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Province
State
Place
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India
Delhi
New Delhi
 India Gate has the names of Indian soldies who died during the First World War fighting for the British.
India
Delhi
New Delhi
 Raj Ghat is where Mahatma Ghandi and Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, were cremated.
India
Delhi
Lodhi Gardens
 The tomb of Sikander Lodhi is a typical octagonal Afghani-style tomb.
India
Delhi
Lodhi Gardens
 The Lodhi Tombs are highly decorated and were once part of an early version of Delhi.
India
Delhi
Lodhi Gardens
 Blue domed octagonal tomb.
India
Delhi
Lodhi Gardens
 Tomb entrance decorated with blue Persian style tiles.
India
Delhi
Lodhi Gardens
 Bara Gumbad and Mosque.
India
Delhi
Lodhi Gardens
 Highly decorated stonework.
India
Delhi
Lodhi Gardens
 The 15th century Afghan style tomb of Mohammed Shah is an octagonal pre-Moghul structure.
India
Delhi
Jantar Mantar
 This is the oldest of Jai Singh's observatories.
India
Delhi
Tughlaqabad Fort
 Tughlaqabad Fort is an example of Middle Pathani architecture.
India
Delhi
Tughlaqabad Fort
 The fort dates from 1321 and is one of the eight cities at Delhi.
India
Delhi
Tughlaqabad Fort
 The walls are between 10m and 15m high.
India
Delhi
Humayan Tomb
 The tomb of the second Moghul Emperor, Humayan, is a forerunner of the Taj Mahal.
India
Delhi
Humayan Tomb
 The structure is made mainly from sandstone.
India
Delhi
Humayan Tomb
 The building is early Moghul and was completed in the 16th century.
India
Delhi
Humayan Tomb
 The tomb is mainly sandstone but with a marble dome.
India
Delhi
Humayan Tomb
 Marble inlay.
India
Delhi
Humayan Tomb
 Sandstone screen.
India
Delhi
Humayan Tomb
 Tombs of members of Humayan's court.
India
Delhi
Humayan Tomb
 Marble tomb with Arabic inscription.
India
Delhi
Humayan Tomb
 Humayan was the great grandfather of the builder of the Taj Mahal.
India
Delhi
Humayan Tomb
 The marble dome above a Persian style gateway.
India
Delhi
Birla House
 This is a museum dedicated to Mohandas K Ghandi (also known as Mahatma Ghandi). He often stayed at the house.
India
Delhi
Birla House
 The grounds where Gandhi would walk with visitors.
India
Delhi
Birla House
 The spot in the garden where Ghandi was assassinated. These are his final footsteps leading to where he was killed.
India
Delhi
Birla House
 Memorial to Ghandi on the spot where he was killed.
India
Delhi
Birla House
 Tribute to Mahatma Ghandi by Albert Einstein.
India
Delhi
Qutab Minar
 The Qutab Minar is 15m in diameter at its base tapering to 2.5m, the world's tallest free-standing brick minaret.
India
Delhi
Qutab Minar
 The structure was begun in 1193 and took 150 years to complete.
India
Delhi
Qutab Minar
 Detail of the victory tower.
India
Delhi
Qutab Minar
 The famous iron pillar.
India
Delhi
Qutab Minar
 The iron pillar has a Sanskrit inscription and has not rusted for 15 centuries.
India
Delhi
Qutab Minar
 Visiting the iron pillar.
India
Delhi
Qutab Minar
Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque
 The Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque.
India
Delhi
Qutab Minar
Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque
 The mosque is the first to be built in North India.
India
Delhi
Qutab Minar
Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque
 The mosque was constructed in 1193 using columns from 27 Hindu and Jain temples.
India
Delhi
Qutab Minar
Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque
 The columns are all carved and different.
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.

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