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Province
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Place
Location
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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.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Fatehpur Sikri
Bhirbal Bhavan
 The palace is highly decorated.
India
Uttar Pradesh
Fatehpur Sikri
 The Diwan-i-Am, Hall of Public Audiences.
India
Punjab
Amritsar
Jalianwala Park
 During the Amritsar Masacre 2000 unarmed demonstrators were shot by the British army.
India
Punjab
Amritsar
Jalianwala Park
 Hundreds of bodies were found in the well after Britsh soldiers shot unarmed demonstrators in 1919.
India
Punjab
Amritsar
Golden Temple
 The central shrine sits in a lake.
India
Punjab
Amritsar
Golden Temple
 The roof.
India
Punjab
Amritsar
Golden Temple
 Punjabi plaque.
India
Rajasthan
Jaipur
Hava Mahal
 Looking down onto the palace.
India
Rajasthan
Jaipur
Hava Mahal
 View of a courtyard.
India
Rajasthan
Jaipur
Hava Mahal
 Behind the palace facade.
India
Rajasthan
Jaipur
Hava Mahal
 View of the busy streets.
India
Rajasthan
Jaipur
Hava Mahal
 View of a high wall.
India
Rajasthan
Jaipur
Hava Mahal
 View across the palace to the City Palace.
India
Rajasthan
Jaipur
Hava Mahal
 View to the Observatory.
India
Rajasthan
Jaipur
Hava Mahal
 View of sandstone buildings.
India
Rajasthan
Jaipur
City Palace
 The City Palace complex was built by Jai Singh II.
India
Rajasthan
Jaipur
City Palace
 The palace is in Rajput style.
India
Rajasthan
Jaipur
City Palace
 Palace with a tower.
India
Rajasthan
Jaipur
City Palace
 Large courtyard.
India
Rajasthan
Jaipur
City Palace
 Rajasthani architecture is very whimsical.
India
Rajasthan
Jaipur
City Palace
 Persian style gateway.
India
Rajasthan
Jaipur
City Palace
 Statue of an elephant.
India
Rajasthan
Jaipur
City Palace
 Moghul influence.
India
Rajasthan
Jaipur
City Palace
 Carved lattice.
India
Rajasthan
Jaipur
City Palace
 Carved stonework.
India
Rajasthan
Jaipur
City Palace
 The main building of the City Palace.
India
Rajasthan
Jaipur
City Palace
 Decorated portal.
India
Rajasthan
Jaipur
City Palace
 Cloister.
India
Rajasthan
Jaipur
City Palace
 Collection of guns.
India
Rajasthan
Jaipur
City Palace
 Large silver vessel used by the maharaja to take water to England. It is the largest single piece of silver in the world weighing 345kg.
India
Rajasthan
Jaipur
City Palace
 Paintings.
India
Rajasthan
Jaipur
City Palace
 Painting of the Maharaja.
India
Rajasthan
Jaipur
City Palace
 Diwan-i-Am.
India
Rajasthan
Jaipur
City Palace
 The Chandral Mahal is the Maharaja's home.
India
Rajasthan
Jaipur
City Palace
 The Chandral Mahal is a mix of styles.
India
Rajasthan
Jaipur
City Palace
 Chandral Mahal courtyard.
India
Rajasthan
Jaipur
City Palace
 The interior of the Chandral Mahal.
India
Rajasthan
Jaipur
City Palace
 Painted wall in the Chandral Mahal.
India
Rajasthan
Jaipur
City Palace
 The peacock is a Rajput symbol.
India
Rajasthan
Jaipur
City Palace
 Small building that is now a textile museum.
India
Rajasthan
Jaipur
City Palace
 Gateway.
India
Rajasthan
Jaipur
City Palace
 One of the many decorated doorways.
India
Rajasthan
Jaipur
City Palace
 Detail of a doorway.
India
Rajasthan
Jaipur
City Palace
 The palace gardens.
India
Rajasthan
Jaipur
Jantar Mantar
 The observatory was built by Jai Singh in 1728.
India
Rajasthan
Jaipur
Jantar Mantar
 Angled sundial.
India
Rajasthan
Jaipur
Jantar Mantar
 A series of sundials.
India
Rajasthan
Jaipur
Jantar Mantar
 Each instrument is very precise for naked eye measurements.
India
Rajasthan
Jaipur
Jantar Mantar
 The largest of the sundials.
India
Rajasthan
Jaipur
Jantar Mantar
 The largest sundial is 30m high.
India
Rajasthan
Jaipur
Jantar Mantar
 Collection of sundials.
India
Rajasthan
Jaipur
Jantar Mantar
 Structure used to measure stellar positions.
India
Rajasthan
Jaipur
Jantar Mantar
 Huge sun dial.
India
Rajasthan
Amber
 Rajasthan is famous for its fort palaces.
India
Rajasthan
Amber
 Amber Fort was constructed by Raja Man Singh, the Rajput commander of Moghul Emperor Akbar's army.
India
Rajasthan
Amber
 Amber Fort dates from 1592.
India
Rajasthan
Amber
 Amber was the capital of the region before Jaipur.
India
Rajasthan
Amber
 The fort is also a palace.
India
Rajasthan
Amber
 The entrance is reached via a steep ramp.
India
Rajasthan
Amber
 The palace.
India
Rajasthan
Amber
 View from the fort.
India
Rajasthan
Amber
 The palace gardens.

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