Taj Mahal in Agra
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January 16th, 2010 – by: tirsomaldonado
Around 3pm we were entering Agra, so we decided to grab something to eat in McDonalds and run to Taj Mahal. Today has been quite sunny and you never know what can happen tomorrow, so we headed to take our “official” photos from one of the 7th Wonders of the World! First you need to get a ticket, which costs 750Rs, and then catch an electrical bus that takes you to the entrance.
And of course its origins had to come from a love story ☺ When Shah Jahan, prince and successor of the Mongol Empire met Mumtaz Mahal, he fell desperately in love with her. Mumtaz became his favorite wife and gave him 14 children. Right before she died she asked him to do four things: To build her a tomb, Asked him to marry again, Made him promise he would take care of their children and that he would visit her tomb every anniversary of her death.
Taj Majal was built in 25 years and 20000 thousand people were needed to finish the work. Many jewels are decorating its façade and can be seen with the early morning sunrays.
I don’t know how long we stayed there, but we lost track on time. We took photos until the sun was down and then Jadish took us around and explained everything about the monument. When you exit the place you will find tons of souvenir places. The sales guys are quite annoying, but it is not a bad idea to get them something for a good price.
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