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Always knew Goats were playful, but #Goats are smart and resilient creatures too.
They are capable of forming strong bonds with humans just like dogs and cats.
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Light travels fast but wherever it goes, it finds darkness has already reached before.
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#MerryChristmas

Selective Colours in #BnW
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The Blue in the Fountain really does highlights the Urban Landscape

#SelectiveBlue #Fountain #Urban
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The Great Gate
The Tajmahal- Jilaukhana complex is dominated by the great entrance gate set in the centre of the southern wall of the funerary garden.
Lahauri calls it #Darwaza-i-Rauza, 'gate of the mausoleum'

#India #Monuments #TajMahal #SelectiveColour
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#Alai-Minar Still stands, Never Completed Giant Rubble masonry core. It was supposed to be twice the height of #Qutub-Minar

Alauddin Khilji started building the Alai Minar, after he had doubled the size of Quwwat ul-Islam mosque. He conceived this tower to be two times higher than Qutb Minar in proportion with the enlarged mosque.

The construction was however abandoned, just after the completion of the 24.5-metre-high (80 ft) first-story core; soon after death of Alauddin in 1316, and never taken up by his successors
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Indian palm squirrel - Posing for the Lens


Squirrels are considered sacred in India and are not to be harmed. They are even fed by many Hindu families, mainly because of their association with Lord Rama.
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#QutubMinar at 73 metres, is world's tallest rubble masonry minaret. Along with other ancient and medieval monuments in the complex
Qutub Minar- The Victory Tower(Fateh Burz)
Along with Alai Darwaza & Imam Zamin's Tomb

History Background for Readers :
Qutab Minar is a soaring, 73 m-high tower of victory, built in 1193 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak immediately after the defeat of Delhi's last Hindu kingdom.

In 1200 AD, Qutb al-Din Aibak, founder of the Delhi Sultanate, started construction of the Qutb Minar. In 1220, Aibak's successor and son-in-law Iltutmish added three storeys to the tower.
In 1369, lightning struck the top storey, destroying it completely. So, Firoz Shah Tughlaq carried out restoration work replacing the damaged storey with two new storeys every year, made of red sandstone and white marble.

Qutub Minar is surrounded by several historically significant monuments, which are historically connected with the tower and are part of the Qutub complex. These include the Iron Pillar of Delhi, Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque, Alai Darwaza, the Tomb of Iltutmish, Alai Minar, Ala-ud-din's Madrasa and Tomb, and the Tomb of Imam Zamin. Other minor monuments include Major Smith's Cupola and Sanderson's Sundial.

Travel Tips based on Recent Trip:
1) Qutub Complex is near IGI Airport, Uber the way.
Or Travel to Qutub Minar Metro Station, then hire a Cab.
2) Don't forget your Camera, Smartphones won't cut it- and Earplugs(if wandering alone)
3) Do not visit the complex between 1-5 p.m on a sunny day. If you do, make sure you have good sun protection, plenty of water with you.
4) If you're planning to shoot monuments, make sure you are there in the morning, people start pouring in large numbers in afternoon & eve. Also avoid Friday-weekends visit.
5) Before visiting, do a little research about all monuments present in Qutub complex- will make your visit more fun.

P.S-> Don't be that Tourist who ruins the ancient monuments, climb over the walls or anything that makes you look like a fool. Security Guards are always watching you.


Why the General Public Is Not Allowed to Enter Qutub Minar(Inside the Minaret)?
One Friday of December 1981, a tragic incident occurred inside the premises of the Minar and 45 people in the crowd of 300 to 400 people lost their lives in a stampede.
Since then, entry is prohibited.

#GPlusWanderLustWeek #QutubMinar #Monuments
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This is High-Tea, literally.. Tea at 2286 meters above Sea level beyond Queen of Hills
Freezy Breeze, Scenic View and a warm cup of Tea, all that one needs at a moment to appreciate the Nature
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Queen of Hills, India
Captured this magnificent view with early morning sunrays, on the top of another hill

I missed fresh snowfall shots, nevertheless, this is still a beautiful landscape.

This was processed while keeping selective shade of green more prominent.
Original will be posted in Collection : https://plus.google.com/collection/IMOsY

#Landscape #Mountains #Valley #Sky
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