India – The amazing Taj Mahal

After a couple of weeks in India I arrived to the most visited site in the country, the world-famous Taj Mahal.

This impressive monument was built by Shah Jahan, the fifth Mughal emperor. Actually, the Mughal dynasty was founded by Babur, a descendant of Timur (Tamerlane) and Genghis Khan, so its history is very much related to that of the great cities of Central Asia that I visited before.

The building stands out even more if you consider the history behind it. In 1631, Shah Jahan was grief-stricken when his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal, died during the birth of their 14th child, and decided to build this beautiful mausoleum for her. Thus, the Taj Mahal is frequently associated with love.

And it is BEAUTIFUL!!!. Just see:

Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal is located in the city of Agra, and the other big draw to this city is the Agra Fort. It is frequently described as a walled city, as it contains many buildings inside.

Agra Fort

Walking around Agra, I found one cow dead in the street. Indians had put a white sheet to cover her dead body, and people were leaving money and flowers as offers. This shows how much respect Indians have for cows.

Dead cow

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