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sunrise at agra fort

Sunrise at Agra Fort. Why sunrise ? Why not noon, sunset, twilight… Simple. Because at sunrise, when the warm golden light dapples over the 500 year old walled Mughal palatial city and its deserted sprawling expanses, something close to magic happens. 702 more words

Indian History

Smelly News: Mumtaz Mahal Jewels Exhibited at La Maison Guerlain

“In india, jewellery has always been an indispensable part of one’s outfit. It is said to hold the power of the gods and goddesses.”

The story of Mumtaz Mahal and Shah Jahan is the stuff of legend.

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Love @ Agra Fort

Musamman Burj. This octagonal tower in Agra fort was where Shah Jahan, the fifth Mughul Emperor of India who built Taj Mahal, one of world’s finest architectural masterpiece, was imprisoned by his own son. 25 more words


The Making of the Taj Mahal – Shantanu Bhagwat

The author of this article on the Taj Mahal, Shantanu Bhagwat, is not happy with our reposting of his content from The Times of India series, so we have removed it and given the links to the original article instead. 232 more words

Shadow Princess - Indu Sundaresan

Title : Shadow Princess

Author : Indu Sundaresan

ISBN-10: 1416548793

ISBN-13 : 978-1416548799

Paperback : 352 pages

The Plot :

Critically acclaimed author Indu Sundaresan picks up where she left off in The Twentieth Wife and The Feast of Roses, returning to seventeenth-century India as two princesses struggle for supremacy of their father’s kingdom. 239 more words

Historic Fiction

Visting one of the greatest symbols of love: The Taj Mahal

Coming back to the Golden Triangle tour; it was time to visit Agra the city where the Taj Mahal is situated. Me, Peter and my parents-in-law couldn’t wait to see the Taj Mahal at sun rise. 2,135 more words