North india tours & travels
north india tours & travels, A Persian inscription on eastern archway of the Buland Darwaza
high and 50 metres from the ground. The total height of the Structure is about 54 metres from
the ground level. It is a 15-storied high gateway that guards the southern entrance of the city
of Fatehpur Sikri.An inscription on the central face of the Buland Darwaza throws light on
Akbars religious broad mindedness. It took 12 years to build.
Jaipur, known as Pink City, is also the city of palaces. The city of Jaipur and neighbouring areas
are home to many palaces and forts, where members of the erstwhile royal families still live.
Hawa Mahal and Amer Fort are the famous ones and frequented by the tourists. Also famous
are the local markets for its unique handicrafts.
Amer Fort is a fine example of Rajput architecture with its terraces and ramparts, situated on a
hill side and overlooking a lake. City Palace, in the heart of old city, is the former royal residence
that houses a museum with a superb collection of Rajasthani costumes and an armoury of the
Mughal and Rajput. Near the palace is Jantar Mantar, a stone Observatory, the largest of Jai
Singhs five remarkable observatories. Also visit the landmark of Pink City – the Hawa Mahal or
the Palace of winds – a five storied wonder with a spectacular pyramidal façade and
overhanging windows, built to enable the ladies of the royal household to watch the
processions passing in the street without being seen.