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Accompanying Mosque

Our journey to Agra starts at Fatehpur Sikri, a former Mughal capital, later abandoned for Agra due to lack of water. Our hotel in Agra that night was one of the nicest we stayed in, which was nice because we had to get up quite early the next morning for a sunrise view of the Taj Mahal. Sadly, the pollution in Agra, despite some efforts from the Indian government, is still pretty awful, which somewhat obscures the beauty of the Taj.

The Taj is a majestic experience, but I doubt there's anything I can say or show here that you can't find in a million other places, so I'll just move on to our final tourist attraction--the Red Fort of Agra. This is where Aurangzeb imprisoned his father, Shah Jahan, the builder of the Taj Mahal, for the last eight years of his life. As the story goes, Shah Jahan spent his final years looking out at the Taj, the resting place of his beloved wife. Today, the pollution renders such a feat rather difficult.

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Accompanying Mosque
Accompanying Mosque
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Agras Red Fort
Agra's Red Fort
Back of the Taj
Back of the Taj
Carved Marble on the Taj
Carved Marble on the Taj
It combined the Hindu swastika, th…
It combined the Hindu swastika, t…
Garden in the Red Fort of Agra
Garden in the Red Fort of Agra
Kingfisher Bird
Kingfisher Bird
Me at the Taj
Me at the Taj
Me, Looking a Bit Exhausted
Me, Looking a Bit Exhausted
Red Fort
Red Fort
Red Fort of Fatehpur Sikri
Red Fort of Fatehpur Sikri
Sunset through the Gate
Sunset through the Gate
Taj Mahal Entrance Gate
Taj Mahal Entrance Gate
The Taj
The Taj
The Kings Bed
High enough for yo…
The King's Bed High enough for y…
The Classic Shot
The Classic Shot
Agra
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