On the way to Jaipur

Trip Start Jun 07, 2008
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Trip End Apr 05, 2009


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Flag of India  , Uttar Pradesh,
Monday, June 16, 2008

EN:
After spending the morning visiting the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort, we set off to Jaipur in Rajastan. On the way we stopped at Fathepur Sikri, just 37km out of Agra to visit the royal complex there. This walled city dates back to the 16th century and was the Mughal capital for 14 years. Although it was abandoned centuries ago (presumably due to lack of water), it is very well preserved. The Jami Masjid mosque, still in use today, is especially interesting, particularly its massive 54m high main gate, the Buland Darwaza.

Here our ability to cope with the constant Indian harassment was seriously put to the test. This was by far the worst place we have visited until now as the beggars, guides, touts and sellers are extremely aggressive, particularly at the mosque. It is impossible to describe. For the first time we got seriously pissed off and were very close to losing our temper.

PT:
Depois de passarmos a manha no taj Mahal e no Forte de Agra, arrancamos em direccao a Jaipur no Rajastao. De caminho paramos em Fatehpur Sikri, a apenas 37Km de Agra, para ai visitarmos o complexo real. Esta cidade muralhada foi construida no Sec. XVI e foi a capital Mughal durante 14 anos. Apesar de abandonada ha seculos (presumivelmente por falta de agua) esta muito bem conservada. A mesquita Jami Masjid, ainda em uso hoje em dia, e particularmente interessante, especialmente a enorme porta de 54m de altura, a Buland Darwaza.

Aqui, a nossa capacidade de lidar com o constante assedio Indiano foi seriamente posta a prova. Este foi sem duvida o pior sitio que visitamos ate agora, aqui os mendigos, guias, intrujoes, e vendedores sao particularmente agressivos, especialmente na mesquita. E indescritivel. Pela primeira vez desde que chegamos a India chateamo-nos a serio, e estivemos muito perto de perder a calma.

CZ:
Z Agry jsme vyrazili smer Jaipur ve state Rajastan a tesili se na poradne vedro, coz se take splnilo nad nase ocekavani. Cestou jsme se zastavili ve vesnicce Fathepur Sikri, vzdalene od Agry asi jenom 37km. Nachazi se zde nekolik kralovskych budov ze 16. stoleti, uz davno opustenych pravdepodobne kvuli nedostatku vody, stale vsak docela zachovalych. Hned vedle je mesita Jami Masjid, ktera je opravdu krasna, za povsimnuti stoji hlavne 54m vysoka vstupni brana zvana Buland Darwaza.

Komplex je to pekny, ovsem dojem docela dost pokazili mistni lide, hlavne zebraci, samozvani pruvodci a ruzni prodavaci vseho mozneho, protoze byli neuveritelne agresivni, stokrat horsi nez kdekoli jinde (a to uz bylo dost desny pred tim). Musim rict, ze jsme byli docela dost nastvani, no ale den nam to nakonec nepokazilo.
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