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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

 

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