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Jahangir and Nur Jahan’s Agra – Sikandra and the Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daula

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The Emperor Jahangir, son of Akbar and formerly known simply as Prince Salim, reigned from 1605 – 1627 in his father’s capital city of Agra. Like his father, Jahangir was a patron of the arts, with himself being known as … Continue reading

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Akbar’s Agra – Fatehpur Sikri and the Agra Fort

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In 1563, the Emperor Akbar, the third of the Mughal Emperors, entered Agra and made it his capital. Initially, he lived here, in what would become the Agra fort, on the banks of Yamuna River. But in 1571, he would … Continue reading

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The Grand Tour III-11: Agra…City of the Taj

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Most visitors to Agra come for one purpose alone – to marvel at the Taj Mahal. They day-trip here from Delhi or spend at most a night in this city. That is a pity, since there is so much more … Continue reading

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The Imperial, New Delhi (and Maiden’s Hotel, Delhi)

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In Delhi, I had the splendid opportunity to stay at not one, but two of the city’s historic grand hotels. The first, was, of course, Hotel Imperial (today’s The Imperial, New Delhi), Delhi’s modern and luxurious hotel establishment, the equivalent … Continue reading

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Old Delhi II – The Walled City and the Red Fort

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Old Delhi – meaning the former Walled City that sits by the banks of the River Jamuna, was once Shajahanabad, having been established by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1639, when he moved the capital of the Mughal Empire here … Continue reading

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Mehrauli and the Qutb Minar Complex, Delhi

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Our Grand Tour of Delhi begins in Mehrauli, ancien address of one of the seven mediaeval cities of Delhi, and home also to spectacular Qutb Minar Complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Mehrauli was one of the capital cities of … Continue reading

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The Grand Tour III-10: Monumental City… Delhi

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From the glittering port city of Bombay, we wend our way inland, and commence our Grand Tour of the Princely Cities of the Subcontinent. The first of these cities, is the grande dame of cities herself – Eternal Delhi. It … Continue reading

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