"Love of a Man" Agra by Audrey118

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No Love So Great - A monument of Eternal Love

The story of Taj Mahal moves me...it has been such a great love story to me since a child. And to see such an architecture marvel in my own eyes is yet another dream come true!!

The Mughal King, Shah Jehan saddened by the loss of his young wife, Mumtaz Mehal (during the chioldbirth of their 14th child) was determined to perpetuate her memory for immortality and decided to build his beloved wife the finest tomb.

Apparently, Mumtaz had inspired Shah Jehan to be a fair and good king, so much the people under the ruler was equally inspired to join force with the king's intentions. After more than 20 years laborious work and more than 20,000 workers
and craftsmen, the complex was finally completed in 1648 on the banks on the river Jamuna.

The Agra Fort

The Agra Fort is a combination of great palaces built by Akbar, who is Shah Jehan's grandfather and marvelous gardens built by Jehangir, Shah Jehan's father (white palaces are home to Shah Jehan) which later was turned into his prison, where through the windows he could watch the great Taj Mahal from a distant.

Baby Taj - Itmad-ud-daulah's Tomb

Across the Jamuna River is the Baby Taj, which houses the tomb of Itmad-ud-daulah. It is really a miniature of the Taj Mahal, and marks one of the first building made of white marble with extensive marble inlays.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:An Architecture Marvel worth more than a day trip
  • Cons:yet another chaotic India!!! entrance fees can be quite hefty
  • In a nutshell:A Must See Man Made Wonder of the World
  • Last visit to Agra: Mar 2004
  • Intro Updated Mar 17, 2004
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  • Dec 19, 2007 at 5:23 AM

    Audrey I agree that the food and service at Only restaurant is good. The only complaint that I have is that there was very little water to wash our hands before our dinner(My kids have been taught to always wash their hands before a meal).

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    Jan 11, 2006 at 11:04 PM

    Audrey, what a lovely introduction to your Agra pages. Your restaurant tips are especially delightful to read. Comprehensive and interesting tips that help the tourist a good deal. Thanks for such a great tour.

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    Dec 30, 2005 at 12:56 AM

    Now, do you know where I am going *_^?

  • Kay_Lina's Profile Photo
    Aug 2, 2005 at 8:47 PM

    beautiful Taj Mahal..

  • DunaKal's Profile Photo
    Oct 18, 2004 at 2:48 AM

    LOL,i would be concernd about my cam too.... nice picture at Taj mahal ;-)

  • Goldenboy's Profile Photo
    Jul 26, 2004 at 3:42 AM

    a great passion on travel, audrey ;)

  • l_joo's Profile Photo
    Apr 23, 2004 at 7:02 PM

    Look at our Audrey in blue robe of Agras. Was that a local costume?

  • radz's Profile Photo
    Apr 3, 2004 at 4:31 AM

    Beautiful Pic Audrey,Yes one should go early to see Taj,later day time so much crowd .Happy travelling!

  • bkoon's Profile Photo
    Apr 2, 2004 at 9:33 PM

    Incredible, right? The Taj, simply magestic. Waiting for more of your tips.... :)

  • kenyneo's Profile Photo
    Mar 29, 2004 at 3:54 AM

    Wow what a nice place ! Btw you look stunning in your cheongsam (main page)...and glad to hear you managed to makan at Teow Chew Meng ! take care


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