An early morning (to beat the crowds) visit to the magnificent Taj Mahal in Agra. The intricate reliefs and semi-precious stone inlay work are stunning. We also visited a workshop to see how the work is done. Twety_two years it took to get the building done! The Red Fort where the imprisoned Shah Jahan died was also on the itinerary: he spent his last eight years in the bedroom (last picture), served only by his daughter, who saw to it that he was interred next to her mother in the mausoleum.
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