Of a Lost City

I am lost. It must be a day before we went to Taj Mahal or a day after, that we went to Fatehpur Sikri. Nevertheless, we did go there, the Lost City of Akhbar the Great ; it was just 26 miles away from Agra. The city is in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India and used to be the political capital of India's Mughal Empire under Akbar's reign, from 1571 until 1585, when it was abandoned, ostensibly due to lack of water. We took a cab there, a big one but a bit too old too I guessed. It chugged a seemingly long way, passing dusty towns, beautiful rapeseed fields and oh, what a surprise! Occasionally, we saw one or two wild peacocks along the way and a man here and there, each with a bear! Back home, a friend who had watched a National Geographic program, later told me that these bears had been trained to dance to earn a living but their teeth had all been removed by their masters! I am lost now for words...




Passing dusty towns....






Meeting workers going to work....





Rapeseed fields...



The lost City of Akbar...



Traveling Tip: It does not matter when you visit a place. The point is you are there!

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