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Agra - Incredible Taj Mahal and a fort


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We arrived in Agra on a Friday, and the Taj is closed Fridays so we followed a tour group as they went around the outer wall, and found decent views of the Taj and garbage everywhere.
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Taj Mahal itself is incredible - the reflecting pools in front of the building make it spectacularly unique, and the large complex lives up to the hype. The inside is a bit small, but very ornate with sculpted marble, some of it inlaid with colored marble (formerly gemstones, but those were taken by the British when they took over).
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Don't be mistaken though - Agra isn't a one-trick pony, it also hosts a large fort, with good views of the city and the Taj.
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A large stone bath, which the king purportedly took with him when he left the city so he wouldn't have to bathe in strangers' filth.
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Posted by chrisvasil 02:42 Archived in India Tagged tourist_sites

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