INDIA 2005  
Taj Mahal Home

The Taj Mahal was built as a mausoleum for the second wife
Mumtaz Mahal of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan  

She died giving birth to their fourteenth child and construction
began in 1632 one year after her death


Once inside the complex the gatehouse is the first building one sees
and massive though it is it gives no hint of the splendour within




Going on through the gatehouse this is our
first view of the Taj.........fantastic....magical !


To the magnificence within..........
a slight morning mist add atmostphere to the scene




The decoration is coloured stone set in to the marble


Blue 'overshoes' were supplied and are compulsory to mitigate damage
to the marble floors by the millions of visitors







A view across the gardens back to the gatehouse


Mike and Judy



Distant view of the Taj from Agra Fort



1.Views from the Bus Window

2. Walk the Streets

3. Palace Hotels

4. Elephants

5. Camels