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Taj Mahal of Agra in the North Indian State of Uttar Pradesh

  ॐ श्री गुरुभ्यो नमः ॐ श्री शिवानन्दाय नमः ॐ श्री चिदानन्दाय नमः ॐ श्री दुर्गायै नमः  Source of all Images in this Blog-post : Google Images : ‘Google Image Search’ will reveal the multiple sources of every single image shared in this Blog. For more details, kindly see ‘Disclaimer‘ Visit Tripadvisor to plan a holiday trip to TajMahal,…Continue readingTaj Mahal of Agra in the North Indian State of Uttar Pradesh

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The mighty Agra fort – The most eventful historical fort of the Mughal emperors in India

ॐ श्री गुरुभ्यो नमः ॐ श्री शिवानन्दाय नमः ॐ श्री चिदानन्दाय नमःॐ श्री दुर्गायै नमः  Source of all Images in this Blog-post : Google Images : ‘Google Image Search’ will reveal the multiple sources of every single image shared here. For more details, kindly see ‘Disclaimer‘ The mighty Agra Fort is a historical fort in the city of Agra in India.…Continue readingThe mighty Agra fort – The most eventful historical fort of the Mughal emperors in India

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Jahangiri Mahal, Agra

Jahangiri Mahal may be the most noteworthy building inside the Agra Fort of India. The Mahal was the principal Zenana (palace for women belonging to the royal household) and was used mainly by the Rajput wives of Akbar. It is a form of Islamic architecture. History The palace was built by Akbar for his Rajput wives. It is one of the earliest…Continue readingJahangiri Mahal, Agra

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Akbar’s Tomb in Sikandra, Agra

Akbar’s tomb is the tomb of the Mughal emperor Akbar. It was built in 1605–1613 by his son Jahangir and is situated in 119 acres of grounds in Sikandra, a sub of Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. Location It is located at Sikandra, in the suburbs of Agra, on the Mathura road (NH2), 8  km west-northwest of the city center. About 1  km away from the…Continue readingAkbar’s Tomb in Sikandra, Agra

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Tomb of Mughal Emperor Jehangir – A 17th century mausoleum – Once in India, now in Pakistan

The Tomb of Jahangir is a 17th-century mausoleum built for the Mughal  Emperor Jahangir. The mausoleum dates from 1637, and is located in  Shahdara Bagh near the city of Lahore in Pakistan, along the banks of the Ravi River. This was built during the Mughal period before partition when Pakistan was very much a part of India. The site is famous for its interiors that…Continue readingTomb of Mughal Emperor Jehangir – A 17th century mausoleum – Once in India, now in Pakistan

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Tomb of Mariam-uz-Zamani in Sikandra, Agra

The Tomb of Mariam-uz-Zamani or Mariam’s Tomb is the mausoleum  of  Mariam-uz-Zamani, the favorite and most influential consort of the Mughal Emperor Akbar. The tomb was built by her son Jahangir, in her memory between years 1623-1627 and is located in Sikandra, next to the Akbar’s Tomb, in the direction of Mathura. She stands as the only wife of Akbar buried closed to him. History Mariam-uz-Zamani was…Continue readingTomb of Mariam-uz-Zamani in Sikandra, Agra

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Jama Masjid, Delhi

The Masjid-i Jehan-Numa (lit. ’World-reflecting Mosque’), commonly known as the Jama Masjid of Delhi, is one of the largest mosques in India. It was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan between 1650 and 1656, and inaugurated by its first Imam, Syed Abdul Ghafoor Shah Bukhari. Situated in the Mughal capital of Shahjahanabad (today Old Delhi), it served as the imperial mosque of the Mughal emperors until the demise of the…Continue readingJama Masjid, Delhi

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Jama Masjid, Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh

The Jama Masjid is a 16th-century congregational mosque. The Masjid is in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Fatehpur Sikri in Uttar Pradesh, India. Constructed by Mughal Emperor Akbar, it is one of the largest mosques in India. It is the most sought after pilgrimage site by the devotees. It is also one of the most visited tourist destinations in Agra. Some of the designs of the mosque…Continue readingJama Masjid, Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh

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Tomb of Sher Shah Suri in Sasaram, Bihar

The tomb of Sher Shah Suri is in the Sasaram town of Bihar in India. The tomb was built in memory of Emperor Sher Shah Suri, a Pathan from  Bihar who defeated the Mughal Empire and founded the Suri Empire in northern India. He died in an accidental gunpowder explosion in the fort of Kalinjar on 10th day of Rabi’ al-awwal, A.H. 952 or 13 May 1545 AD. Architecture His tomb is an example of Indo-Islamic…Continue readingTomb of Sher Shah Suri in Sasaram, Bihar

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Mughal Architecture in India

Mughal Architecture in India : Kind Courtesy Encyclopedia Brittanica Mughal architecture, building style that flourished in northern and central  India under the patronage of the Mughal emperors from the mid-16th to the late 17th century. The Mughal period marked a striking revival of Islamic architecture in northern India. Under the patronage of the Mughal emperors, Persian, Indian, and various provincial…Continue readingMughal Architecture in India