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Panch Mahal

A Virtual Tour of India

A rose-ringed parrot
at Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary.

A greengrocer among his wares at Kodaikanal.

Fatehpur Sikri, a Moghul ghost town built 400 years ago by the Emperor Akbar. Akbar's symbol was the Sun. Amazingly, a total solar eclipse occurred at this spot on October 24, 1995.

Inside Fatehpur Sikri.

Mausoleum of Sheikh Salim Chishti, Fatehpur Sikri.

Inside the Mausoleum of Sheikh Salim Chishti at Fatehpur Sikri. The intricate latticework on the window is carved from a single piece of stone.

Fatehpur Sikri.

Haran Minar, just outside the walls of Fatehpur Sikri.

Haran Minar. Akbar built this tower as a monument to his favorite elephant. The stone objects jutting from the tower represent elephant tusks.

Haran Minar.

Haran Minar.

Panch Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri.

Panch Mahal.

Jantar Mantar, Jai Singh's astronomical observatory in Jaipur.

We couldn't leave our tour of India without a picture of the Taj Mahal, could we? This image is, for once, not the traditional straight-on view.


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