04 Mar 2015

INDIA by janosilva

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Our last pit stop during today's road trip was at Fatehpur Sikri. The place is a gorgeous example of Mogul architecture constructed almost entirely out of red sandstone. We were there in the middle of the afternoon but I bet the place glows like it's on fire during sunrise and sunset. The light was so harsh while we were there that I barely bothered to take any pictures.

Cool factoid: The palace apparently housed 200 concubines, some of which the emperor used as pieces of a board game he played in one of the massive courtyards.

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We arrived at our hotel, checked in, dropped our bags, and went right out to catch a view of the Taj Mahal during the sunset from across the river. We ran into a massive traffic jam on the way and it looked like we weren't going to make it for a bit but we got there just in time. While we watched the sun set a bird pooped on Sara's head. It was magical.