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India’s Golden Triangle World famous Taj Mahal Humayun's Tomb, near Delhi Typical Indian street scene Agra Fort
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, by Padmashri Shams
“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!
Visiting India was quite an experience! A country of contrasts, colourful and lively, with friendly people.