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Mughal India

The Palaces of the Mughals now lie empty. Oversailing roofs shade courtyards and balconies. Archways offer melancholy views to distant horizons. Fatehpur or City of Victory was built by the Emperor Akbar at Sikri the home of a Sufi Muslim who successfully prophesied the birth of Akbar's three sons. Work began in 1565 and was named after Akbar's victory over Gujarat in 1573. Akbar abandoned this wonderful folly just 13 years later, after the water supply dried up.

 

The Panch Mahal Fatehpur Sikri

 

Akbar's astrologer's seat

 

The Buland Darwaza (Gate of Victory) Fatehpur Sikri

 

Looking out from the fort in Agra

 

Within the walls of the fort in Agra

 

The fort in Agra

 

A Fountain within the Red Fort in Delhi

 

The Taj Mahal seen from across the Yamuna River from the Agra fort

 

 

 

Humayan's Tomb

 

Akbar's Tomb

 

Lunch time in Sikandra