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The Magnificent Tomb of Akbar the Great at Sikandra in Agra (India).

The Magnificent Tomb of Akbar the Great

The tomb of Mughal emperor Akbar the Great isn’t the usual tourist destination. For most tourists in Agra, Taj Mahal is the only reason why they visit the city. Akbar the Great is, no doubt, considered the greatest of all Mughal emperors that ruled India. He is the son of Humayun whose tomb is one […]

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Isa Khan Tomb - An Asylum of Paradise (New Delhi, India)

Isa Khan Tomb – An Asylum of Paradise

There’s a Persian inscription on a slab inside Isa Khan Tomb which says, “This tomb, which is an asylum of paradise, was built during the reign of Islam Shah ….. by Masnad Ali Isa Khan, son of…” It is said that Isa Khan built his tomb in his entire lifetime. He died at the age […]

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Before Taj Mahal, There Was Humayun Tomb

The truth is: Before Taj Mahal, there was Humayun Tomb in New Delhi, India. The former is heavily influenced by the latter’s architectural style. Though the two are different in colours, the domes, arches and¬†pieta dura inlay patterns are very similar. Both are monuments of love. Behind the construction of these two grand mausoleums are […]

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The Might of Qutub Minar (New Delhi, India).

The Might of Qutub Minar

The might of Qutub Minar in Delhi can be felt once you see it up close. The closer you are with this lone brick minaret, the smaller you become. However, there’s something about this ancient piece of masonry that makes it worth a visit when you’re in Delhi. Aside from the towering minaret, there are […]

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Jama Masjid is the Largest Mosque in India (New Delhi).

Jama Masjid – The Largest Mosque in India

Jama Masjid is the largest mosque in India. It is in the old part of New Delhi, perched on a hill and overlooking the markets below and the Red Fort nearby. This is the first tourist attraction I’ve seen in India. I landed in Indira Gandhi International Airport in the morning and by noon, I […]

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Hawa Mahal at Night (Jaipur, Rajasthan, India)

Hawa Mahal at Night

In my previous post, you’ve seen Hawa Mahal bathed in sunlight in Jaipur, “The Pink City.” As you know, Hawa Mahal was built to be a viewing palace for the female members of the royal family without being seen by the crowd who are participating in the festivities on the street below them. Related Post:¬†Hawa […]

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Jal Mahal is a Dream-like Water Palace in Jaipur (Rajasthan, India)

Jal Mahal is a Dream-like Water Palace in Jaipur

On my way back to downtown Jaipur from Amber Fort (or Amer Fort, as the locals call it), I saw dream-like water palace by the roadside. I had to ask my Uber driver sweetly if he’d be kind to stop for a while so I could see the floating palace in good, full view. Since […]

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Taj Mahal – The Monument of Love

Visiting Taj Mahal – The Monument of Love – is something you should include in your bucket list. What comes to mind when Taj Mahal is mentioned? Love. Undying love. Yes, Taj Mahal is always synonymous with the undying love of Emperor Shah Jahan to his favourite wife. He built it to honour the memory […]

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