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Agra – The Monument City

Day 2:

Agra is truly a fortified city. One can find some sort of palaces or forts everywhere around the city. Sometimes, the houses too look like forts or quarters inside a fortified city. 549 more words

Uttar Pradesh

Wah Taj!

When my mind and body hungered for you,

My spirit burned to death.

Your love reaching from afar,

Breathed life into my dead ashes,

As the love of God once did to create men!! 583 more words

Uttar Pradesh

The (hi)story behind the Taj Mahal


A post by our guest blogger, Vandhana K., a sixteen-year-old who talks in puns and writes in poems, enjoys tasty food and tasteful books (both at once if she can get them).  626 more words


La Légende de Shalimar

My favorite perfume from Guerlain. Jacques Guerlain was inspired by Mumtaz Mahal, the woman for whom the Taj Mahal was built. Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan’s love for Mumtaz Mahal, his favourite wife, was so great that he built her the Garden of Shalimar in Lahore, Pakistan (and indeed, the Taj Mahal). 85 more words

Agra - India

After our full day of touring in Delhi, it was time to head out with our driver Karan Singh.  We were picked up at our hotel and headed out for the 4 hour drive (approximately 242 km) to Agra.  626 more words


India 2016 | Rickshaw Run, Day 6: A Birthday at the Taj – 9 April

The second time around is just as great as the first. And that’s what I was thinking as we stood there looking at the Taj Mahal. 1,025 more words