Indian forts cannot be imagined without elaborate gates or gateways. Agra Fort or the Red Fort of Agra.
There is a confusion in terms of the number of entrance gates to the fort – some scholars say that there were 4 gates (Delhi Gate, Lahore Gate/Akabari Gate/Amar Singh Gate, Khizri/Water Gate & Darshni Darwaza or gate), but some say that there are only 3 gates (Delhi Gate, Lahore Gate/Akabar Gate/Amar Singh Gate and Khizri/Water Gate) and Darshni Darwaza was not a gateway to enter in the fort. Read about them here. … More Explore Agra : Agra Fort – The Gates
An interesting out of place structure right opposite the Diwan ai Aam (hall of public audience) which has a Lucknow connect too ….
Read here… … More Explore Agra : Agra Fort – The Tomb of John Russell Colvin
This is the second part in the series Explore India – Agra, Beyond Taj Mahal. In the first part we had talked about some Lesser Known Monuments. These are the sites which people are aware, the tourist flow is less but still some do visit them. These sites have a huge potential to become a huge crowd puller.
You would be surprised to know that there is still much more to Agra. There are many sites which are literally unknown to the tourists and even the residents. These are the sites with ample architectural value and historical importance; they help in recreating the missing links and understanding the Mughal Empire in a better way.
I have tried to compile these sites in multiple parts, this is the part A. … More Explore India – Agra, Beyond Taj Mahal, The Unknown Monuments – 1
In this series, would try, explore and talk about all the sites worth a visit. Trust me, once you have read about all of them, Agra would not be a one day wonder for you.
अरे कुछ दिन तो गुजारो आगरा मे ….(Spend some days in Agra)
In this part we would talk about lesser known heritage sites. These are the sites which people are aware, the tourist flow is less but still some do visit them. These sites have a huge potential to become a huge crowd puller. … More Explore India – Agra, Beyond Taj Mahal – #1
Location What has Agra got to offer beyond Taj Mahal ? We had planned a night halt in Agra while coming back from Jaipur by road. We reached Agra by around 1.00 pm and post lunch decided to visit Sikandara complex. While searching through photo archives of my father, I realised that my first visit … More Agra Diaries – Sikandara Complex
What has Agra got to offer beyond Taj Mahal ? … More Agra Diaries – The tomb of Mariam-uz-Zamani
Road trips in India and especially in the Northern state of Uttar Pradesh are not very exciting mainly because of the road conditions. We have been doing quite a few road trips in this region – some of them have been really good and some an experience worth forgetting. Our fondness of travelling and exploring … More The Road Trip – Lucknow to Agra & Agra to Jaipur
We were on a road trip from Lucknow to Rajasthan. In our onward journey, we had dropped the idea of night halt at Agra (and going by the experience we had, I am thankful we dropped it). But in our return journey, we had decided to halt at Agra. The plan was to reach Agra … More A nightmarish experience– Thank God it has ended