Taj Mahal

Our holiday in India was so busy and with each of us being ill at one point or another it just didn´t feel very holiday-ish! One place I haven´t written about yet is the Taj Mahal. The monument is located in Agra, a city on the banks of the river Yamuna.

We had a friendly and very well-informed tour guide. The only problem was that he seemed to want to set the world record in the quickest tour of the Taj Mahal ever! I just about managed to snap a few pictures while running behind him and my husband (who was listening intently to what he said) so that I wouldn´t lose them in the crowd. Towards the end of the tour I was starting to worry that I would never get a decent shot of the Taj Mahal and so I asked him if he would let us look around for a bit. He seemed to be finished with all he had to say, so he generously agreed! Our timing wasn´t bad actually as it was around closing time and so for about 10 minutes (as the remaining tourists rushed to the gates) we could really enjoy the beautiful atmosphere around this beautiful building. Built by Shah Jahan for his beloved third wife the building seems to radiate all his feelings for her. It is absolutely stunning. Not to be missed, even if in a hurry!

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2 Responses to Taj Mahal

  1. mrsbr says:

    I’ve been to India three times and still never made it to the Taj Mahal! It’s on my to do list.

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