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Sheesh Mahal – The Flickering Palace of Mirrors in Jaipur

Sheesh Mahal is inside Amer Fort in Jaipur. It’s a flickering Palace of Mirrors that would delight your experience in the imposing fort. You can’t miss it. Most tourists spend a long time here, taking a hundred selfies. And that means, good luck finding a spot for your own selfie without Neanderthals in the background. […]

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Fatehpur Sikri, the City of Victory in Agra, India.

Fatehpur Sikri in Agra – City of Victory

Taj Mahal is not the only tourist attraction worth visiting in Agra, India. If you have time to spare before you get on your train to another destination, visit Fatehpur Sikri. It’s just 40 kms outside Agra and there’s a bus that goes there from the main station in Agra. But it’s better if you […]

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Casa Batllo at Night Really Looks Like a House of Bones (Barcelona Spain)

Casa Batllo at Night Really Looks Like a House of Bones

Casa Batllo at Night Really Looks Like a House of Bones – and these photos prove that. As soon as the lights are turned on, you can clearly see skulls and skinny bones. Don’t just admire Casa Batllo closer but I’d suggest you go across the street and see it from afar. You’ll have a […]

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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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10 Days in India

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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