Hotel Taj Khema
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... and is 100% symmetrical (the marble taj itself, the two red sandstone buildings on either side, and the gardens)--in fact, the second sandstone building had basically no purpose other than to mirror the mosque on the other side. The ruler also wanted to build a black marble Taj Mahal on the other side of the river for himself to be buried, but his son imprisoned him and it was never finished (the guides say you can see the foundations of ...
... we were gone 15 minutes and now there cars are double parked !!
The value of an assistant driver becomes abundantly clear - Khan stays outside the vehicle to the rear, stops the traffic and helps Joshie to negotiate an exit from this maze of cars that are double parked with another queue of cars waiting to park.
We are free of this and out we go back to the road - phew ! What an experience !!
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... The Taj Mahal is just as impressive as I imagined it to be. Towering over the masses it was perfectly symmetrical from all angles, engraved with thousands of semi-precious stones and encrypted with hundreds of quirky optical illusions and designs. We did the touristy thing and made as many photos as possible before heading out for lunch.
We managed to find a rooftop restaurant that looked right into the walled complex and gave us a perfect view of the Taj Mahal ...
... She was one of Akbar's 3 wives -- he had one Hindu, one Christian and one Muslim. One of the most beautiful palaces within the fort was the one where Shah Jahan was imprisoned by his son for the last 8 years of his life. It had a perfect view of the Taj Mahal and you could imagine the former king looking at it every day of his imprisonment and imagining the day he would join his beloved wife forever in it.
We had a perfect day in Agra -- and a lot of it ...