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Farukhnagar

Posted: July 26, 2015 by obsesessivetraveler in Delhi NCR, India
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Farukhnagar is a small town close to about 50 km from Gurgaon that was earlier famous for salt production. The monuments- Sheesh Mahal, Baoli (step well) and Jama Masjid were built by Faujdar Khan, governor under the Mughal empire in the 18th century.

I had discovered this town when I had visited Sultanpur bird sanctuary and while passing by I had spotted these old structures that caught my fancy and had to revisit the place to explore.

I have a fetish for stepwells and this stepwell got me hooked, although the recent restoration is an eyesore as usually all restorations are. There is no entry fees to the place and there were no other visitors, so I just sat there and sketched undisturbed for a while, after which we attracted few locals who very only too keen to show us around. But we just excused ourselves and left.

Besides the stepwell, there is also a chatri and the palace. But this time I did not take my camera so only reproductions I have of the place is the sketch of the stepwell that I reproduce here.But even the other places are worthwhile so if you get a chance do go and explore.
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Flower Show, Gurgaon

Posted: June 19, 2015 by obsesessivetraveler in Delhi NCR, India
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Almost every city in India has an annual flower show. Gurgaon holds it annually at Leisure Valley Park in the spring month of March. It is worth a visit as the colors and variants of flowers at display are exquisite and also the flower arrangements. The entire park is decked up in various colors, a visual treat for sure!_DSC0286

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