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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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