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It feels a bit obligatory to write about our visit to Agra and seeing the Taj Mahal, so I’ll try to be original.

We “ooo”ed and “awww”ed at the Taj at sunrise.

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Looking away from the Taj back toward the southern gate

Looking away from the Taj back toward the southern gate

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Sunlight reflecting off the semi-precious stones inlaid in the marble

Sunlight reflecting off the semi-precious stones inlaid in the marble

We bought expensive souvenirs.

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We suffered a case of Delhi Belly.

[You don’t want to see this photo]

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Oh, wait, those are pretty much the same things everyone experiences? Ok then…

I learned how to play a sitar.

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Then Cheng and I started a band.

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I saw my first black throne.

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We enjoyed hanging out with our driver more than our guide.

Cheng, Negina, Driver Roshan, Guide Raj

Cheng, Negina, Driver Roshan, Guide Raj

We spent some time in prison at the Agra Fort.

Rooms where Shah Jahan was kept under house arrest by his son, Emporer Aurangzeb.

Rooms where Shah Jahan was kept under house arrest by his son, Emporer Aurangzeb.

Balcony of Shah Jahan's prison looking down the Yamuna river toward the Taj Mahal

Balcony of Shah Jahan’s prison looking down the Yamuna river toward the Taj Mahal

We walked through the most expensive bedroom ever.

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Ultimately, we were more impressed by the Agra Fort than the Taj Mahal.

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One Comment

  1. I am sooo jealous right now. The pictures are beautiful. What a wonderful experience!


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