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.

Bedroom in the Red Fort with view of the Taj Mahal

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