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A day in Agra

http://awalkintheworld.com/2016/08/nervous-in-agra/ http://awalkintheworld.com/2016/08/inside-the-baby-tajmahal/ http://awalkintheworld.com/2016/08/agra-fort-a-walled-city/ http://awalkintheworld.com/2016/08/tajmahal-beauty-my-eyes-couldnt-behold/ Before visiting The Taj, you can visit to the garden of Mehtab Bagh. It gives a great view of the Taj from the back and you can be all alone enjoying it if you are lucky. Below is the google map of the itinerary....
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Taj Mahal – beauty my eyes couldn’t behold

As I am a person from the subcontinent, I had been seen the photo of the the Taj Mahal since my very childhood. To give a list of places from my memory, the photo of the Taj Mahal was in Barber shop/hair saloon Library Tailor shop Uncle XYZ's house Small canteen Book of seven wonders Photo studio .......... .......... The list could go on and on. The white marbled palace was something I encountered at least once a month. I thought, what so special about it? Then,...
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Agra fort – a walled city

Agra fort is in Agra and Agra is a city. It's simple. However, from the moment I stood in front of it's gate and when I entered into the fort leaving the gate behind, it hit me. I am inside a city, a walled city! Agra fort was a city to me. My third destination in Agra was Agra fort, after the tomb of Itimad ud Daulah and Metab Bagh. This UNESCO world heritage site is gigantic. I was entering through Lahori gate. The name was given as you can go to Lahore in that direction. The other...
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Inside the baby Tajmahal

Bali Muhammad is driving his three wheelers amidst dust and crowd of Agra. I am at his mercy right at this moment, he promised me to show Agra with whatever time we have in our hand. He broke his silence, and said that, our first destination will be the baby Taj! It is often said that, the idea of Tajmahal was inspired from the architecture of tomb of I'timād-ud-Daulah. Wife of  Mughal emperor, Jahangir, Nur Jahan, commissioned to built it for the memory of his father Mirzā Ghiyās Beg. Title...
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My first few moments in Agra

My train Jaipur Agra Fort Shatabdi Express reached Agra fort rail away station at 10:40 in the morning from Jaipur. When I stepped out from the railway station, a fear gripped me. Maybe because, I didn't have a good breakfast that morning? Or, I could not digest the dinner of last night properly resulting me in a bad sleep? Or, maybe, as soon as I stepped out of the train, one or two people started to chase me, shouting over each other to be introduced with me forcefully. It was alright till...
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