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Fatehpur-Sikri

Fatehpur-Sikri, 38 km east of Agra in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, was a new city built by Akbar the Great in 1570 to replace Agra as his capital, only to be abandoned in 1585 in favor of Lahore.
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The road to Fatehpur Sikri from Agra
The road to Fatehpur Sikri from Agra
Leisa Mackey, a teacher from Australia, was my travelling companion for this excursion
Leisa Mackey, a teacher from Australia, was my travelling companion for this excursion
This is the car supplied by the Mughal Sheraton in Agra for the half day trip
This is the car supplied by the Mughal Sheraton in Agra for the half day trip
Along the road from Agra to Fatehpur Sikri, about twenty captive Sloth Bears are forced to dance. Don't give them money!
Along the road from Agra to Fatehpur Sikri, about twenty captive Sloth Bears are forced to "dance". Don't give them money!
Walking a captive bear along the Agra-Fatehpur road
Walking a captive bear along the Agra-Fatehpur road
You'd dance too if you had an iron ring through your nose
You'd dance too if you had an iron ring through your nose
They can get up to 4 on a motor scooter
They can get up to 4 on a motor scooter
Arriving in Fatehpur Sikri
Arriving in Fatehpur Sikri
One of the gates in the city wall
One of the gates in the city wall
The Buland Darwaza, gate to the Juma Masjid, built by Akbar in 1575
The Buland Darwaza, gate to the Juma Masjid, built by Akbar in 1575
Buland Barwaza, Gate of Victory, built to commemorate Akbars triumph over Gujarat
Buland Barwaza, Gate of Victory, built to commemorate Akbars triumph over Gujarat
Each major town has a Juma Masjid, or Friday Mosque
Each major town has a Juma Masjid, or Friday Mosque
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