This is the first in a series of (long) videos dedicated to my travels in India. The first trip was to Rajasthan.

As the nearest international airport is Delhi, we visited Agra and Fatehpur Sikri (which is in the state of Uttar Pradesh and on the route between Delhi and Rajasthan) with the famous Taj Mahal.

About the 4 places in this film

 

Delhi is the federal capital of India and is a megalopolis of more than 11,000,000 inhabitants. It is also the capital of the Delhi Territory (National Capital Region) which has more than 17 million inhabitants.

The city has been inhabited continuously since the 6th century BCE.

It is also one of the most polluted and congested cities in the world.

Jaipur is the most important city in Rajasthan. With a population of over 3,000,000, it is the 10th largest city in India.

It was founded in 1727 by King Jai Sing II of the Rajput dynasty.

Among other things, it is remarkable for its magnificent fort, Fort d'Amber.

Agra is a city of 1.5 million people located approximately 200 kilometers southeast of Delhi. The ancient name of the city is Akbarabad and it was one of the most important cities during the Mughal era to which it owes its multitude of architectural gems.

Among the best known, the Taj Mahal and the Agra fort.

Fatehpur Sikri is an ephemeral city since it was only inhabited for a period of ten years.

It was built to serve as the capital by the Mughal emperor Akbar in 1571 and was abandoned in 1585 among other things because of the great difficulties of supplying it with drinking water.

Its heritage has been preserved and presents an incomparable architectural richness.

 

Music: 

 - Yves Montand - Les Indispensables de Yves Montand - A Bicyclette, Sony Music Entertainment France (SA)

 - Eric Dolphy - Caribé - Blues in 6 8, Prestige (MMP-2503)

 - Gerry Mulligan - Absolutely the best of Gerry Mulligan - In a Mellow Tone

 (Various countries)  - Music in the World of Islam, 1: The Human Voice - Kavali, Tangent Records (TGS 131)

 (Various countries)  - Music in the World of Islam, 4: Flutes & Trumpets - Podina, Tangent Records (TGS 134)

 - Lakshminarayana Subramanian (Inde)  - Inde du Sud (South India) - Raga Kirvani : Pallavî, Ocora (C 582029)

 - Pandit Ram Narayan (Inde)  - Inde du Nord - Raga Madhuvanti, Ocora (OCR 69)

 - Nikhil Banerjee (Inde)  - Le sitar de Nikhil Banerjee - Raga Manj Khamaj, Disques Esperance (ESP 155530)

 (Inde)  - North India - Instrumental Music: Vina, Vichitra Vina, Sarod, Shahnai - Raga Mishra Kafi, Philips (6586 020 )

 (Inde)  - North India - Instrumental Music: Sitar, Flute, Sarangi - Raga Mru Bihag, Ektala, Tintala, Philips (6586 009)

 - M.S. Gopalakrishnan (Inde)  - Le Violon de M.S. Gopalakrishnan - Sobillu: Raga Jaganmohini: Tala Rupaka, 6 mesures 2-4, Disques Esperance (ESP 155 548)

 - Ram Narayan; Suresh Talwalkar (Inde)  - Master of the Sarangi (Classical Music of India) - Tabla Solo, Nonesuch (H-75062)

 (Inde)  - Inédit 2 - Kawwali Chant Soufi - Toumn'w Jam Julfé Perichane Ko, Inédit (MCM 002)

Delhi - Agra, Fatehpur Sikri (Uttar Pradesh) - Jaipur (Rajasthan). India