An overview of the Mongol empire at Agra

Last stop of our Indian trip: Agra and Fathepur Sikri, two ancient king-cities, memories of the ancient Mongol empire. Fathepur Sikri The main door of Fathepur’s mosque , the biggest in India! Fathepur Sikri was build from nothing by Akbar, Indian emperor and the biggest Mongol figure in Asia. This palace was used for only 15 years, […]

Amber, ex-capital of the most powerful Maharaja

Amber was the previous capital of the Jaipur Maharaja before the decision of building Jaipur was made. And in comparison, it now looks like a very peaceful village. Amber was a war-designed city, controlling a strategic gorge on the way to Delhi. The city is protected by 3 forts surrounded by kilometers of walls to […]

Jaipur, the pink city

The creation of Jaipur has been decided by maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, ruler of Amber, at the beginning of the 18th century. It’s the first city in India to have been conceived by an ubarnist. Inside the walls of the old city, most of the buildings have been built in pink sandstone, and the […]