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The Taj Mahal Without Zeb and Soapy

We are now in Agra, India.   Agra is famous for the Taj Mahal.   This is as far as our bus can go.

From here, it is either walk or ride in one of those carts.   546 more words

Taj Mahal - well worth visiting

I wondered if the Taj was worth visiting – after all I’d been before. Yes, for me it was well worth visiting –  but this remains my favourite photo from my first visit. 348 more words


Jahanara: The tragic story of the forgotten Mughal princess

A lot is written in history on Mughal Princess Jahanara but very less is known about her. Call it a tragic irony that various foreign historians have researched on life of this princess, but her story is yet to come in full light to our Indian history readers. 576 more words

Gulab Jamun or Luqmat al-Qadi...

Gulab Jamun is originated in the Mediterranean and Persia where it is known by Luqmat al-Qadi. The word Gulab Jamun is derived from the Persian words i.e Gol means flower and ab mean water which refers to the rose water scented syrup. 52 more words

Human Interest

Trip to India Part 6: The mythic land of the Taj Mahal

Historically, the city of Agra has been witness to the expanding influence of the Mughal empire. Filled with arts, craftsmanship and architectural marvels during the reigns of Emperor Akbar and Emperor Shah Jahan, Agra and its suburbs carry testimony of the golden age of the Indian history. 1,052 more words


7 Facts You Should Know About the Taj Mahal |India|

1. It was built by the Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan.

Shah Jahan was a Mughal Emperor that lived from the year 1592 to 1666 C.E. The Taj Mahal is perhaps the most notable piece of work that he is known for, but Shah Jahan also undertook many other building projects such as Motī Masjid (Pearl Mosque), the Jāmiʿ Masjid (Great Mosque), and the fortifying the Peacock Throne and the Red Fort in Agra. 674 more words