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The other side of the Taj across the river Yamuna where Mughal History has been written in edicts of stone, the river Yamuna lined with the residences of mobility was the artery, the very lifeline, which fostered the development of Mughal Agra.
This walk takes you beyond the conventional routes through Kachhpura village through the various monuments of Mughal Era in midst of rural setting intertwined with the communities along with stunning view of the Taj.
We start our walk from the Gyarah Siddi (literally translated ‘eleven steps’) which was the astronomical observatory built by the Mughal king Humayun in Agra. Humayun had a deep faith in astronomy and astrology – it is said that he even ran his court proceedings in accordance with astrological principles – included dress codes for particular days of the week and discussing particular administrative matters on particular days! It was this deep belief and interest that led him to build his own observatory and studying astronomy in greater detail.
This walk further takes you to the village of Kachhpura on the left bank of River Yamuna. One of the earliest monuments of Mughal period corresponding to the beginning phase of Mughal architecture the Humayun mosque which is in ruins now and only the sanctuary has survived as it is. The mosque has a façade with five arches and a high iwan conceals the dome on top of the central nave, which is supported on kite-shaped pendentives and net squinches. There are double-aisled wings on either side of the central nave. The brick and mortar building had been plastered originally and one can still see that its façade was once adorned with glazed tiles
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