Avnish and 5 year old son took us out to the Flower Market early one morning
The Prime Minister ‘s OfficeAnd the Defense Ministry are locatedWithin the two blocks: North and South
India Gate: built to honor soldiers who died in several wars
Built in 1565, this 2nd Maghal Emperor Humayun’s Tomb was an inspiration for the Taj Mahal
Fine TrellisWork instoneLaterbecameA signatureMughalfeature
Red sandstone and marble, arches, domes, andgeometric design inlaids are striking features of the Persian style architecture
“Octagon” tomb of Isa Khan, a noble, at Sher Shah Sur’s court
Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Museum and LibraryOriginally a residence for the Commander-in-Chief of British ForcesBefore Nehru and Family moved in, known as Teen Murti BhavanIndia’s First Prime Minister from 1947 to 1964
Brick and Plaster Astronomical Instruments at Jantar MantarSawai Jai Singh II built this observatory in 1724
The Samrat Yantra, a right-angledTriangle whose hypotenuse is parallelTo the earth’s axis. The two brickQuadrants on either side measure itsShadow.
Best Western Resort Country Club(RCI TIMESHARE)Outside of Gurgaon1.5 hours drive south of New Delhi
Day temperatures hoveredAround 100 to 110 degrees Night temperatures Around 85 to 95 degrees
Emperor Akbar’sMausoleum at Sikandra Built 1605 -1612
You had to enter through here to see the Grand Taj Mahal !
The Taj Mahalcommemorates the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and his favorite wife,Mumtaz Mahal.
The Mughals weregreat naturalistswho believe thatflowers were the“symbol of thedivine realm”.
Agra Fort• Built by Akbar between 1565 and 1573• Imposing red sandstone with colonnaded arches• Encompass a complex of halls, courtyards, and galleries• Deep moat, once filled with water, surrounds the fort• Shah Jahan was imprisoned here by his son during his last few years
The Diwan-i-Khas, a lavishly decorated open hall where the emperor met his court
Façade of Hawa Mahal(notice the bamboo and ropes for restoratation)Tiered baroque-like composition of projecting windows and balconiesWith perforated screens – this is only one room, 5 stories high, walls noThicker than 8 inches, built of lime and mortar and painted pink
Jantar Mantar Observatory built by Jai Singh II
Jal Mahal, formerly a palace for King Madho Singh IDuring the monsoon, when water fills the lake, it looks like a ‘water palace’.