The Taj Mahal (Persian for Crown of Palaces) is an ivory-white marble mausoleum on the south bank of the Yamuna river in the Indian city of Agra. It was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan (reigned 1628–1658), to house the tomb of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The tomb is the centrepiece of a 42-acre complex, which includes a mosque and a guest house, and is set in formal gardens bounded on three sides by a crenellated wall.
About to start our trek through the gardens to the main Taj Mausoleum
Photos from the garden area mid-way to the Taj:
Back toward the Main Gate and ahead to the Taj Mahal
Mid-way through the gardens :: Approaching "Diana's" Bench
A situation that met Bill all over Asia:
A local wanted his picture taken with the ginger-haired white guy.
Photos from "Diana's" Bench
TAJ MAHAL :: AGRA'S CROWN OF PALACES
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