Fatehpur Sikri: Exploring the Royal Court

PROLOGUE In earlier issues of mytravelnama, we had presented you some amazing facts and figures including pictures of Fatehpur Sikri depicting the pinnacle of administrative and spiritual glory of the Mughal empire during the reign of Akbar the Great. Well, in the new year, let us have a long journey to the great emperor’s Royal … More Fatehpur Sikri: Exploring the Royal Court

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Akbar’s Tomb: One among India’s prized Architectural Marvels

Prologue  We had a long cherished dream of having a rendezvous with Akbar’s Tomb…one of our country’s precious architectural marvels. The opportunity came during our prized winter vacation in Agra. We were returning from the Mariam’s Tomb towards Agra city taking the Agra Delhi Highway (NH2). Our journey was fairly quick, we had to turn around and … More Akbar’s Tomb: One among India’s prized Architectural Marvels

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Too good to be at the Fatehpur Sikri….an experience of a lifetime Part II

Indranil Mutsuddi Prologue The moos of the horses from the stable and loud trumpets of the war elephants in the royal pilkhana (a shed where war elephants stayed) announced the beginning of another day in the wee hours at the Royal Fort Complex at Fatehpur Sikri. They were about to move out to the adjoining … More Too good to be at the Fatehpur Sikri….an experience of a lifetime Part II

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Poem of Eternal Love on White Marble….Part I

Indranil Mutsuddi Prologue “On a magnificent Friday evening, the fading rays of the day’s light were bathing the all white marble Taj Mahal with mystic orange delight. The emperor Shah Jahan was seated in his temporary royal tent looking at his ever busy engineers and their assistants hovering up and down the tomb-site. He had … More Poem of Eternal Love on White Marble….Part I

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Jodha Bai: The Legendary Rajput Mughal Empress..Chasing the Truth

Indranil Mutsuddi Prologue Although historical writings have not given importance to the legendary queen Jodha Bai as the consort of the great Mughal emperor Akbar, but with the sky rocketing popularity of the “Jodha-Akbar” soap opera telecasted in Zee TV and Ashutosh Gowarikar’s hit movie “Jodha-Akbar” – she has become “viral” in every Indian household. … More Jodha Bai: The Legendary Rajput Mughal Empress..Chasing the Truth

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Too good to be at the Fatehpur Sikri….an experience of a lifetime Part I

Indranil Mutsuddi Prologue The hymns of the early Morning Prayer were coming from Jami Masjid. The emperor of Hindustan, the great Akbar was seated towards west direction, at the direction towards the holy Kaaba, Mecca for Namaj. After finishing the Namaj, now morning bell was rang from the Nahabatkhana (Chahar Sukh). The beat of starting … More Too good to be at the Fatehpur Sikri….an experience of a lifetime Part I

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Quest for the Black Taj at the mysterious Mehtab Bagh, Agra

Written by Indranil Mutsuddi Prologue Possibly there are hardly any people in this known world who have not adored the marvellous Taj Mahal and the eternal romance between the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan and his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. The spectacular white marble monument is not only one of the Seven Wonders of the World, … More Quest for the Black Taj at the mysterious Mehtab Bagh, Agra

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Rendezvous with the Mughal Pietra Dura at the Taj & Jewel Box Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

Indranil Mutsuddi Prologue Being a scholar in management studies and presenting you guys with a write up on the Mughal Pietra Dura may seem to you something too ridiculous and hard to digest. I would have never dared to scare you all, yet after seeing them on the historic Mughal monuments in Agra I could … More Rendezvous with the Mughal Pietra Dura at the Taj & Jewel Box Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

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