On the road from Agra to Jaipur – Colonial Atmosphere

ON THE ROAD FROM AGRA TO JAIPUR

Stop at Fatehpur Sikri

 

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Citadel dating from 1572, we especially liked the mosque, Jama Masjid, which is particularly well decorated, and it must be said photogenic! Built by Emperor Akbar (the same one who built the Red Fort), this citadel was destined to become the capital. Unfortunately, water was lacking in the area, and it was abandoned only 15 years after its construction. Now a ghost town, it is by far the best preserved city of this period. It is classified by UNESCO and presents a unique architectural mix (Islamic with a strong Hindu influence). You can choose to spend 2 hours (you will only see the main part) or a day if you can.

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Stop at Abhaneri – Chand Baoli

Just to take a break and to take some photos of the oldest baoli (reservoir) of Rajasthan, intended to collect rainwater from the monsoon and to serve as a reservoir for the villagers. This reservoir was built between the 8th and 9th century, and includes 3,500 steps over 20 meters deep.

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