- Walk across the gardens looking at one of the wonders of the world, the gift of Shah Jahan to his beloved wife
- Admire the detailed inlay work of the enormous mausoleum, which took shape over several years, with the involvement of thousands of people
- Get amazed at the perfection and symmetry of every tiny thing and the amount of details taken into consideration
- Hear about the failed plans to construct a Black Taj and a silver bridge connecting the White Taj and Black Taj
Are simply indescribable.
We added a visit to Agra on our recent Amritsar–Delhi trip and it just felt like going back into another era. After experiencing the beauty of Taj Mahal, we had the opportunity to look around the Agra fort. That experience, listening to the tales from our guide, watching those places in live and correlating that with all that I had read in Indu Sundaresan’s Taj Trilogy, was something I loved totally.
The feeling of walking through
- The library of Shah Jahan
- The bedrooms of Jashanara and Roshanara
- The Angoor garden that was built to quench the alcohol thirst of Jahangir which was completely replaced later with flowering plants by Shah Jahan
- The place where Akbar sat to meet his audience everyday
- The place where the ladies sat and watched unseen by others
- The place which served as piggy bank of Jahanara
- The place where Aurangzeb had imprisoned Shah Jahan and where Shah Jahan had spent his last days watching the reflection of Taj Mahal in Kohinoor diamond
Is something that’s going to stay with me for long.
A lot more in and around Agra and Fatehpuri Sikri is on our list to be covered. Owing to time constraints, we have pushed them onto our next trip, which I wish would present us with many more wonderful experiences.