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Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal’s Agra: the Taj Mahal and Mehtab Bagh

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The Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan is probably the best known of the Emperors. He reigned from 1628 – 1658, a short 30-year reign.  But during his reign he would also commission a grand number of buildings across the capitals of … Continue reading

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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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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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Old Delhi I – Mughal Tombs and Lodi Gardens

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Delhi is a city of monuments, tombs and gardens. It is actually a very beautiful city, and the perfect introduction for any tourist, let alone a Grand one, to India. On a clear day with blue skies – an increasingly … 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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