The Taj Mahal

So much has been written about this stunning and iconic World Heritage Site and I was fortunate to spend a day here on my travels around India. I think what struck me most was not just the sheer beauty and attention to detail but the contrast of the colour against a bright blue sky. It’s truly breath-taking and a must-see when in India. (My only recommendation would be to get here as early as possible as, unsurprisingly, it gets exceptionally busy).

The Taj Mahal itself is an ivory-white marble mausoleum and the centrepiece of a 42-acre complex. It was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan to house the tomb of his favorite wife Mumtaz Mahal and is now one of the world’s seven wonders.


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