Travels in India – Day 7

21th September 2010

Apart from our house, the Taj Mahal is reputed to be the most romantic place in the world and that is where I went with my lovely wife Helen today just after dawn.

Later in the morning we visited Agra Fort built by the Emperor Akbar between 1565 and 1573. It was here that Shar Jahan was imprisoned by his son and ended his days gazing from a balcony at the Taj Mahal which he built in memory of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. This place is also of great significance for the Jahans family as a number of members were living here during the Indian Mutiny.

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