India, Travel, Uncategorized

Happy Independence Day!! – Belated Ofcourse

Rashtrapati Bhawan at night
Rashtrapati Bhawan at night

On 15th August, we Indians celebrated Independence Day …. Here is my collection of the pictures from India gate with the tricolor, the President’s House and the parliament house. In the evening India gate has a special vibrancy with a lot of ice cream vendors, hawkers selling candy floss, papad sprinkled with black pepper, chana murmura and bhel puri (roasted chick pea with puffed rice made with onions, green chillies, tomatoes and mint chutney decorated with coriander leaves) which is my personal favorite too. Its the perfect place in Delhi for a night ride on a motor bike or in a convertible if you have one. And on our republic day which is the 26th January it is lit up like in these pictures. Since the pictures were taken in January most people are wearing woolens. The winters from November to March  is actually a great time to visit Delhi…Enjoy the pictures.

India, Travel, Uncategorized

Fatehpur Sikri – An Architectural Marvel

Fatehpur Sikri
Steps leading to the Buland Darwaza at Fatehpur Sikri.

I was completely awe struck as I reached Fatehpur Sikri …. a flight of steps which are 42 in number led to the main gate called Buland Darwaza …. Buland in persian means high or great and Darwaza is the gate….. it seemed quite a trek….and so high up in the sky….Somehow got this man coming down the stairs just at the right moment….the subject is enlivening the picture.

Inside Fatehpur Sikri, Agra , India
Jama Masjid, Fatehpur Sikri.

On the day I arrived here it was raining though I did not complain as it gave the much needed respite from the sun….I wonder if the pictures would have been better with the sun……It is the Jami Mosque or the Friday Mosque and was perhaps one of the first buildings to come up in the complex

Pillars of Fatehpur Sikri, Agra
Pillars of Fatehpur Sikri, Agra.

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