Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Fatehpur Sikri

Along the road between Jaipur and Agra we stopped to visit Fatehpur Sikri.  This palace/fort was built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1571.  It was the Mughal capital for 14 years.  The architecture is a blend of Hindu and Islamic styles.  The signature style seems to be the elaborate stone carving, from walls to floors, ceilings, posts, and even rooftops.  

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