Sunday, November 22, 2009

Crown Palace (Taj Mahal)

Love, like a river, will cut a new pathwhenever it meets an obstacle.- Crystal Middlemas -
The Taj Mahala ("Crown Palace") - One of the Seven Wonders of the World - a manificient structure made entirely of Indian Marbel that took 22 years to complete. It was built by the 5th Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The four pillars are angled at 88 degrees away from the dome to prevent damage to the palace in the event of a calamity.

A glimpse of the Taj Mahal from Agra Fort.

The entrance.
There were heaps of people...and the line to get in was crazy..
TRAVEL TIP! Go with a tour group/guide and he'll pay off the guards to get you first in line...leave everything in the bus/car..carry your camera and valuables only..

Here we go!

Behold the symbol of true love fulfilled from a dying wish!
Couples are said to fall in love all over again when they see the Taj Mahal..even the squirrels were kissing in the garden!
The line to get into the palace to see the tomb of the emperor and his wife. However their tombs are actually buried below the palace, only mock ups were put inside the palace for all to see.

Beware pickpockets and molesters!

I cheated and went in from a side EXIT :P
There is nothing to see...But voices echo up to 13 seconds in a silent room!

The view from the palace!

A closer look! The black writings are scripts from the koran.

Mark Twain once made a famous remark that the world is made up of two kinds of people: those who have seen Taj Mahal and those who have not!
Wish you were there...

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