The Taj Mahal

Agra, India (map)

3rd wives get all the best gifts or at least this was the case if you had been married to Shah Jahan back in 1632.  Shah built this beautiful Wonder of the World in memory of his late wife Mumtaz Mahal after she passed away during child birth; and what are you getting your wife for Christmas this year?

Unlike other great tourist attractions we visited around the world the crowds for the Taj Mahal were actually greater in the streets of Agra than they were once you passed through pearly white gates; which made for a fun all day affair of relaxing on the grounds of the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort away from the hustle and bustle of the India streets.

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You can’t get to the Taj Mahal by plane directly so we took the nice morning train that got us to Agra in a couple hours – for fellow travelers this is what A/C Chair looks like
Our first stop was the historic UNESCO Agra Fort
The attention to detail in 1080 AD is simply amazing
Getting our first glimpse of our next stop

Grabbing our memorable photo for the scrapbook
The crowds of people visiting the Taj Mahal were a nice relief to the busy crowded streets outside the Wonder of the World site
Arabic Inscriptions on the Taj Mahal

If you sneak off to the far corners of the Taj Mahal you can feel like you have the place to yourself
Before heading out we had to grab just one last photo 🙂
The train ride back to New Delhi wasn’t as comfortable as we hoped, but a fun experience in the Sleeper Train

About Dustin Orrick

Techie, TreeHugger, Outdoor Adventurist, Motorhead, and can now say World Traveler!

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