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The Taj Mahal

Standing at the premises of Taj Mahal looking towards the other side of river Yamuna , one of my friend told me that Shah Jahan wanted to build another Taj Mahal just similer to the present mausoleum in black marble. 326 more words

Travel India

Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument

In all my travels thus far, the country India has a lot to offer in terms of Monuments photos (no shortage of that!) and when seeing these monuments in real life, it’s Monumental :-) And so for this week’s photo challenge, I choose photos of Agra Fort. 24 more words


The Mughal Chronicles VI: The Grand Architect

Shah Jahan

5th Mughal Emperor


Born as Khurrum, third son to Emperor Jahangir and his Hindu wife Taj Begum, was given the name Shahjahan (meaning Ruler of the World) when he came to power in 1627-  A throne that came to him just a year after his failed rebellion. 778 more words

The Great Mughals

Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold

Not strictly speaking a threshold perhaps, but definitely “a point of entering”. This photo was taken on my first trip to India in 2005 (which seems a long time ago now). 85 more words

On The Road

Golden Triangle Tours - Explore The Mughals Monuments

Not much happened in Agra before the Mughals and not much has happened since. It was the Mughals who in the mid-16th century transformed this rather nondescript little town on the banks of the Yamuna into a seat of power and a showpiece of stupendous Mughal architecture. 617 more words


Agra ~ Taj Mahal, I'timad-ud-Daulah, Agra Fort

Sunday, March 23, Agra, India

Taj Mahal

For as long as I can remember I have dreamed of visiting the Taj Mahal.  Truly a monument to love, and considered by many as one of the seven wonders of the world. 673 more words



Finally, I started writing about this historic trip which we took with our family friends. It may sound boring, but trust me, it wasn’t. We were staying at my aunt’s place, and we had a lot of fun shopping and eating, ha ha. 590 more words

Life Is Beautiful.