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... here by his own son, he said he had gibe mad as he wanted to build a black Taj across the river from the current one. The guide said that in Indian, couples would often have to wait until a full moon until the could meet, by building another Taj across from the white, their reflections would meet each night under the moon- or something like that. Bit of an old romantic, which apparently meant he'd gone bonkers so his son locked him away. The son was also the son ...
... tombs are in a lower chamber now closed to the public.
After learning a bit from Ali about the decoration of the marble using onyx, sapphire, jade and crystal, we made our way back towards the Great Gate.
As we exited the grounds and said goodbye to Ali, we couldn't help but go back in to the gardens for one last look at this majestic building - truly ...
... we almost didn't believe we were actually seeing the Taj. We decided that we would visit the Taj ourselves as we had already been roped into a tour of Agra by 'Ali" yes I'm pretty sure that was his name ha ha. He decided he would take us to Agra fort etc.
I remember walking round the streets of Agra full of anticipation, as you cannot see it until you enter the gates and wam bam your there stood looking at it, all I can say is Wowzers! ...
... all fairy tales , she was the most beautiful of women. She bore the King 13 children of which 7 lived. The queen accompanied the King to all political conferences and even to the camp before battles, which was unheard of at that time. While away at conference she gave birth to their final child where she perished in childbirth.Upon her death bed she requested 2 promises. The first was that he look after all the children and the second to ...
... my initial impression of the "Taj": the photos do reflect some of this feeling. Have a look at the photos and enjoy them. We were all "gob-smacked": we are still talking about it and will be for a long time. A visit to India which excludes Agra, would be fool-hardy to say the least.
The Taj Mahal is featured by finely sculptured marble. Artisans skillfully etched ...