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Hira Minar, Elephant Tower, Fatehpur Sikri

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Hira Minar, an unusual tower studded with stone elephant tusks, thought to commemorate Akbar's favourite elephant 'Hira Minar'. Climbing up the inside spiral staircase to the top gives you a very nice view of Fatehpur Sikri's ruins.

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A: Backside Overview Fatehpur Sikri

Фотограф: Roger Berry, На расстоянии 240 метров отсюда

From here you can see some of the beautiful workmanship that went into building this palace. Fatehpur...

Backside Overview Fatehpur Sikri

B: Diwan-i-Khas (hall of private audience), Fatehpur Sikri

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From this elevated platform, Akbar would conduct public audience and hear the entreaties of his subje...

Diwan-i-Khas (hall of private audience), Fatehpur Sikri

C: Fatehpur Sikr, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Fatehpur Sikri Palace complex was built over a number of years in the 1500’s. It was built by the Mug...

Fatehpur Sikr, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India

D: Tomb of Sheikh Salim Chisti in the Jami Masjid, Fatehpur Sikri

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Tomb of Sheikh Salim Chisti in the Jami Masjid. This jewel like tomb enclosed within a four-pillared ...

Tomb of Sheikh Salim Chisti in the Jami Masjid, Fatehpur Sikri

E: Jama Masjid (mosque) Tombs, Fatehpur Sikri

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There are many tombs at the Jama Masjid here in Fatehpur Sikri. The main tomb is the Salim Chisti Tom...

Jama Masjid (mosque) Tombs, Fatehpur Sikri

F: Jama Masjid, Looking out Towards Salim Chisti Tomb

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Here in the east side of the Jama Masjid (mosque) as the early mornings sun shines in you can see how...

Jama Masjid, Looking out Towards Salim Chisti Tomb

G: Salim Chisti Tomb, Marble Entrance Hall

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The beautiful square marble tomb of Sheikh Salim Chishti is one of the finest examples of Mughal arch...

Salim Chisti Tomb, Marble Entrance Hall

H: Peerless Pool (Anup Talao) Fatehpur Sikri

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Anup Talao, or Peerless Pool is located in front of khawabgah, Akbar's private quarters. This is one ...

Peerless Pool (Anup Talao) Fatehpur Sikri

I: Children at Fatehpur Sikri Jama Masjid

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Children at Fatehpur Sikri Jama Masjid

J: Inside The Jama Masjid at Fatehpur Sikri

Фотограф: Roger Berry, На расстоянии 430 метров отсюда

Jami Masjid or the Friday Mosque is one of the most beautiful and largest mosques of the world. This ...

Inside The Jama Masjid at Fatehpur Sikri

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