varThere are few buildings that evoke such a depth of feeling. Built as an expression of the love that Shah Jahan held for his second wife, Mumptaz Mahal, the beauty of the mausoleum has withstood time and is a true wonder.For those unfamiliar with the history, Jahan had ten wives. He favoured Mumtaz above all. She was 20 when they married in 1612. She gave birth to 14 children, but died following the delivery of the 14th child. She was only 39. While on her death-bed she asked Jahan for a promise. She asked that he build a monument befitting of the love that they held for each other.The Taj Mahal is much bigger than I imagined. The building centres on the resting place of Mumtaz and Jahan. But the Taj Mahal is itself at the centre of a number of buildings, including a Mosque. The ornate gardens are well maintained and, at the time of my visit, were crowded with visitors, mainly from within India.The marble floor of the walkway around the Taj Mahal is quite slippy, well polished by the bare feet of the many visitors who have gone before me. I found the stairway to the Taj Mahal to be quite unnerving.I got good value for my 750 rupee admission fee and would recommend the Taj Mahal to any romaticly inclined person such as myself, but if you have a loving partner, bring her too.
小思文Agra Fort is a red building with brick red structure and a striking sign, history is quite long, the guides here introduced a lot of the building and it is also a good place to visit, far from the city
小思文The small Taj Mahal is a very unique building, the scale is obviously slightly smaller than the Taj Mahal, is also one of the attractions, but compared to the Taj Mahal is very small, just borrowed a similar name, in the evening, the sunset after the scenery is good.
Claudia TavaniIncredible mosque that can hold up to 25000 people, but despite that offers a quiet atmosphere. It was build between 1644 and 1658 and it towers above old Delhi. It is an interesting place to visit. You are expected to remove your shoes before entering, and to dress modestly - covers provided.
Gautam1Viewing the Taj Mahal at sunset from across the river provides a different sensation than viewing it from the actual site. There is a mystical sense of peace and majesty- and quiet... This definitely gives you a full circle experience of the Taj Mahal - don’t miss it!
小思文The tomb of Akbar emperor is also a historical dynasty of the ancient Indian culture, the tomb protection is not bad, according to the funeral culture at that time, it is also easy to understand the tomb customs of Indian culture, protection is good oh oh.