Government buildings: impressive monuments. Consciously designed to incorporate all of the core forms of the architecture from the Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs, and the Britishers. They sprawl for about 1 ½ miles including a boulevard of mansions built as part-time residences of the maharajas when politics or society called for their presence with the central government or the Britishers. Today they are all government-owned and serve as residences for electeds and senior government officials. Intense security as national elections approach. This was as close as we were allowed to approach.

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