History

Red Fort - Might and Majesty

21
Sep
2011

Red Fort is the most important historical building in Delhi. Know more about the Lal Quila of Delhi, India. Shah Jahan shifted his capital from Agra to Shahjahanabad and laid the foundation of Red Fort, or the Lal Quila, on 16th April 1639. It took nine years to build this mighty citadel and it got completed on 16th April 1648.

It is said that about one crore rupees, an astronomical sum in those days, was spent on its construction. Half of this sum was spent to build the exotic palaces within the fort. Built of red sandstone, it is octagonal in shape, with two longer sides on the east and west. The perimeter of its strong ramparts is about 2.41 km. Red Fort rises to a height of 33.5 m on the town side and 18 m along the river.

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Jaipur - Royalty Beckons [Part 1]

11
Mar
2011

If a picture is worth a thousand words, no number of pictures can describe the beauty, history, art, culture, and the people of this magnificent city of Jaipur. Jaipur the capital of Rajasthan is popularly known as the Pink City with broad avenues and spacious gardens. The capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur is steeped in history and culture. Here the past comes alive in magnificent forts and palaces blushed with pink, where once lived the Maharajas. If a picture is worth a thousand words, no number of pictures can describe the beauty, history, art, culture, and the people of this magnificent city of Jaipur.

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Udaipur - Definitely, Venice of the East !

03
Jan
2011

Udaipur, formally known as the city of lakes is the capital of the former princely state of Mewar Rajasthan, India. Udaipur is also referred to as the "Venice of the East", the "Most Romantic City of India" and the "Kashmir of Rajasthan". The city of Dawn, Udaipur is a lovely land around the azure water lakes, hemmed in by the lush hills of the Aravalis.

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