71/365: Trip to the Taj Mahal

Most of you would know about it, but just to summarize;

The Taj Mahal (“Crown of Palaces”) is a white marble mausoleum/tomb constructed in the 1600s by the Mogul Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his Wife, Mumtaz who died during child-birth.
It is claimed that about 20,000 workers built this monument. 20,000 … for a tomb.

To quote Tolkien, “Kings made tombs more splendid than the houses of the living, and counted the old names of their descent dearer than the names of their sons.”

Anyway, on to the pictures, which are from a trip to Agra in 2007

The gateway to the Tomb (front view)

The gateway to the Tomb (front view)

The gateway to the Tomb (rear view)

The gateway to the Tomb (rear view)

The front view

The front view of Taj Mahal

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To boast a little, this pic was taken in broad daylight. Though here it looks like something straight out from the Arabian nights, isn't it?

To boast a little, this pic was taken in broad daylight.
Though here it looks like something straight out from the Arabian nights, isn’t it?

And here's one of the rare pics with me in it (although, a younger me) from the balcony of the tomb.

And here’s one of the rare pics with me in it (although, a younger me) from the balcony of the tomb.

And a view of the entire structure from a fort that is just a few Kms away.

And a view of the entire structure from a fort that is just a few Kms away.

Well, that’s that. I have more places to show in Agra and Delhi. But that will be for another time.

~ Sidd, Agra, India

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6 Responses to 71/365: Trip to the Taj Mahal

  1. torc365 says:

    Great pictures Sidd!! So awesome!!

    Vana

  2. torc365 says:

    Beautiful photos, thanks sidd. 🙂

    Heliona

  3. torc365 says:

    When you signed on to this project, I was hoping to see some pics of this. They’re all great shots, sidd.

    Calma

  4. torc365 says:

    Lovely photos Sidd! I like the last one the most- not what you usually see, but equally impressive. Thanks
    Crys

  5. torc365 says:

    Beautiful images!

    ~ ateelah

  6. torc365 says:

    That awesome! I’ve seen photos, of course, but somehow it’s more special when you “know” the person who took them.
    Frelga

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