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Monday, February 28, 2011

The Purana Quila or the old fort

Sher Mandal

Bari Baoli step wall

Qila-i-Kuhna Mosque

Purana Qila, situated on the banks of Yamuna, was constructed by the Mughal emperor Humayun.The Purana Quila has three majestic gates:
The Humayun Darwaza
The Bara Darwaza
The Talaqi Darwaza.
The other two attractions at the fort site are:

Qila-I-Kuhna Masjid,
Sher Mandal
the small museum
The Qila-I-Kuhna Masjid was built by Sher Shah when he had captured the Purana Quila after defeating Humayun in 1541.
The Sher Mandal is now an observatory, octagonal in shape.
The museum at the gate of the Purana Quila has many artifacts.
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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Red Fort - Agra

It is the most important fort in India. The large Mugals, Humayun, Akbar, Jehangir, Shah Jahan and Aurangzeb lived here, and the country was ruled from here. It was only during the reign of Akbar's grandson, Shah Jahan, the site had in its current state. The legend is that Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal for his beautiful wife Mumtaz Mahal. Unlike his grandfather, Shah Jahan tended to have buildings of white marble, often inlaid with gold or semi-precious gems.At end of his life Shah Jahan was imprisoned by his son Aurangzeb in the fort. He had a view of the building erected for his deceased wife. Shah Jahan is said to have died in the Musamman Burj, a tower with a beautiful marble balcony.
It is known as Red Fort because it is built of a kind of red sandstone. Within this Fort there lies some of the most exquisite architecture of the Mughal Period; like the Pearl Mosque, Moti Masjid, Diwan-i-Khas, Diwan-i-Am and Jahangiri Mahal. 
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Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It is widely considered one of the most beautiful buildings in the world and stands as a symbol of eternal love. The Taj Mahal became a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Taj Mahal is the pride of India and made it to the list of the Seven Wonders of the world in the city of Agra Taj Mahal.
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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Humayun Tomb

 It is located in Nizamuddin East, Delhi, India. The tomb was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993. Humayun's tomb/ Humayun ka Maqbara is the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun. The tomb was commissioned by Humayun's wife Hamida Banu Begum in 1562 CE.
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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Kabuli or Khuni Darwaza Delhi

The Khuni Darwaza is one of the gates built by Emperor Sher Shah Shuri in his city Shergarh .
The three princes of the Mughal dynasty - Bahadur Shah Zafar's sons Mirza Mughal and Kizr Sultan and grandson Abu Bakr, were shot by William Hodson on September 22, 1857 during the Indian Rebellion of 1857. The blood kept dripping from the ceiling of the Gate and led to it being called the Khuni Darwaza.
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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Statue of Liberty

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