India Revealed: Delhi & Agra by Approach Guides

India Revealed: Delhi & Agra

byApproach Guides, David Raezer, Jennifer Raezer

Kobo ebook | September 6, 2015

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RECENTLY UPDATED! With more than 80 high-resolution images, a new video and detailed tour itinerary, this is the definitive guide to Delhi and Agra in India. (2015)

Travel guidebooks for the ultra curious, Approach Guides reveal a destination’s essence by exploring a compelling aspect of its cultural heritage: art, architecture, history, food, or wine.

Delhi and Agra are the former capitals of Islamic dynasties that controlled much of the Indian subcontinent from the 13th-19th centuries. Together, the cities hold an unrivaled collection of art and architecture: mosques with towering minarets that call the faithful to prayer; gardens with designs that recreate Quranic paradise; and tombs with inlaid stone decoration that spark contemplation of the divine. Not to mention the culmination of it all: the Mughal dynasty’s famed Taj Mahal, an “equal to it the eye of the Age has not seen under these nine vaults of the enamel-blue sky.” It is yours to discover.

What’s in this guidebook

  • Art and architecture review. We provide an overview of Indian Islamic art and architecture, isolating trademark features that you will see again and again while touring Delhi and Agra. To make things come alive, we have packed our review with high-resolution images.
  • Tour of the highlights. Following our tradition of being the most valuable resource for culture-focused travelers, we offer a tour of Delhi and Agra’s greatest Islamic monuments (see itinerary below). For each, we reveal its most important architectural and decorative features and offer a discussion that ties it all together.
  • Advice for getting the best cultural experience. To help you plan your visit, this guidebook supplies logistical advice, maps and links to online resources. Plus, we give our personal tips for getting the most from your experience while on location.
  • Information the way you like it. As with all of our guides, this book is optimized for intuitive, quick navigation; information is organized into bullet points to make absorption easy; and images are marked up with text that explains important features.

Tour itinerary

  • Delhi: Humayun’s Tomb, Jama Masjid, Quwwat-al-Islam Mosque (including Qutb Minar and Alai Darwaza Gateway), Safdarjung’s Tomb and the Tomb of Ghiyath al-Din Tughluq.
  • Agra: Akbar’s Tomb, Taj Mahal and the Tomb of I’timad-ud-Daulah (Baby Taj).

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Title:India Revealed: Delhi & AgraFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:September 6, 2015Publisher:Approach GuidesLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1936614499

ISBN - 13:9781936614493

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