Saturday, January 30, 2010

Fatehpur Sikri between Agra and Jaipur

There were many notable things about this site. It was really huge: One would go through a cluster of buildings and into a courtyard, then there would be buildings on the other side of the courtyard, with a courtyard beyond that etc.

One odd and ironic thing which struck me was in regards to water. Our guide claimed that the city was abandoned due to lack of water and yet this was the only fort/palace we visited with such obvious water-handling civil engineering as this place had. In the above picture, the drainage channel was one of many throughout the complex. It would seem that excess water was the problem when the place was being built.

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