Wednesday, June 17, 2009
I spent my last weekend in India visiting Agra with Liza and Gareth. My plan was to ease the transition between Hajipur and the USA by a luxury weekend in Agra. We visited the Taj Mahal, of course, as well as Fatehpur Sikri, capital of Akbar's Mughal empire in the 16th century. The luxury weekend was great, but I am not sure it helped make my transition back to the USA any less difficult.
Here are a few pics from the Agra weekend. At left, Liza in front of the Taj Mahal. Below, MSF-Spain Coordination Dream Team outside Amarvillas hotel, Agra, and several pictures of Fatehpur Sikri. I recommend William Dalrymple's City of Djinns for a brief history of the Mughal empire and Akbar's reign. The book actually chronicle's the history of Delhi; there is a chapter devoted to Akbar.