How many historical buildings can you see in two weeks? I feel like I have seen them all. Every new city comes with tours of at least two different temples and at least one, gigantic, historical building.
And they all come with stories of ancient times. And look like they belong in Middle Earth on acid. You know, all the fixings of old-time castles with crazy colours and mirrors inside.
‘This is where the King’s 12 Queen’s apartments were’ is a phrase use often. As well as ‘he had over 300 concubines’. Sounds like one busy guy…
But more on that later, first I will tell you about my visit to a building built for love, Taj Mahal.
After spending almost 24 hours on a train and missing our original tour day of the Taj (I’ll skip the hairy details), we finally got to go – but in the morning instead of the afternoon. Why is this important? The fog.
The fog is like a layer of whiteness in front of all the buildings, making it hard to even get a photo of the Taj. By the time we were done touring it, the fog had cleared a bit to take some pictures.
Through my time in India, I have seen many amazing places – ones that remind me of the castles in Scotland, some which were modeled after peacocks, some which have a different palace for each season…
Pictures of places in all over Northern India: Agra, Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur and Osiyan.
Jains believe in non-violence. ie they do not believe in eating/hurting anything living. They don’t eat roots and cover their mouths so they accidentally don’t eat a bug.
The temple is full of these has 1000 of these pillars. However, they made one crooked to prove that nothing god has not made is perfect.
The owner of Mehrangarth Fort used to raise pigeons… until they took away his castle. He cursed them and so they sacrificed a member of their community.