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Humayun’s tomb, near Delhi, is the tomb of the Mughal
Emperor Humayun and was commissioned by
Humayun’s first wife Bega Begum in 1569-70, and
designed by Mirak Mirza Ghiyas, a Persian architect
chosen by Bega Begum.
Typical chaotic Delhi street scene. Everything vyed for
its place on the road, vehicles, cyclists, pedestrians,
cows, pigs, stray dogs, children - there appeared to be
no rules of the roads and overall was the constant
cacophony of blaring horns. It was certainly an eye-
opening experience! :-)
Agra Fort, another UNESCO world heritage site next to
its more-famous sister the Taj Mahal (see right). Agra
Fort was originally a brick fort known as Badalgarh, held
by Raja Badal Singh Hindu Sikarwar Rajput king (c.
1475). It was mentioned for the first time in 1080 AD
when a Ghaznavide force captured it.
The world-famous Taj Mahal. No visit to India is
complete with seeing the magnificent monument that
was built as a testimony to love. It was commissioned
in 1632 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan to house
the tomb of his favorite wife of three, Mumtaz Mahal,
who died in childbirth after her 14th child.
“The Good Shepherd” embroidered by famous
textiles artist Padmashri Shams. Shams uses a
unique 3-D technique in which he builds up
texture by embroidering over and over until it
reaches the required depth.
This piece measures 99” x 75” and took 18 years
to complete. The sheep look so real they are
almost ready to walk out of the tapestry!