Monthly Archives: January 2013

Agra Fort

ImageNear the gardens of the Taj Mahal stands the important 16th century Mughal monument known as the Red Fort of Agra or more popularly as Agra Fort. Fort’s colossal double walls rise 69 ft in height and measure 2.5 km in circumference encircled by a moat and contain a maze of buildings which form a small city within a city. The fort contains splendid mosques and palaces in red sandstone and white marble built by two generations of creative builders during the time of Akbar and later Jahangir and Shahjahan.

It comprises many fairytale palaces, such as the Jahangir Palace and the Khas Mahal, built by Shah Jahan; audience halls, such as the Diwani-i-Khas; and two very beautiful mosques. Several of the buildings are made from pure marble with beautiful carvings; all of these monuments mark the apogee of an Indo-Muslim art strongly marked by influences from Persia which already manifested itself in Timurid art.

Not far from the Taj Mahal, give yourself atleast an hour to take in the beauty of the Agra Fort. I also invite you to  like us on Facebook and keep yourself updated!!


Inspection Tour To Nag Tibba…

ImageThe Trip comprised of Passang Sherpa, tour escort at  Shikhar, Mr. Ashok Vardhan , Mr. Vikas Chauhan, the young team who has recently joined Shikhar Travels, India. Having the opportunity to visit Nag Tibba all three shared their experience as below-

On 22nd December, 2012, we started our journey for Nag Tibba, also known as ‘Serpent’s Peak’, 3,022 metres, is the highest peak in the lesser himalayan region of Uttarakhand state (Garhwal Division), and lends its name to the ‘Nag Tibba Range’, itself the next-northerly of the five folds of the Himalaya. Winters are chilly and summers are pleasant which makes it one of attractive place for camping.

On 23rd December, 2012, we reached Mussoorie at 6 am. After some light breakfast we headed towards Deva Village. Here we had some chat with the locals regarding the Nagtibba trek.  At lunch we cooked noodles, during this time we were a part of attraction for the village children. Post lunch we started our trekking to Nagtibba with some important goods.

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