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Mehtab Bagh  

Mehtab Bagh

Translation: 'The Moonlight Garden'. Shah Jahan identified this site as an ideal location for viewing the Taj by moonlight from across the Yamuna River. We went just before sunset!

March 4th 2013
Agra - grubby, overcrowded, totally tourist-oriented, 'want postcards?', 'need taxi sir?', hassle, hassle... It’s best to get in, see the sights and get out – as quickly as you can. Arrive around midday. In the afternoon, visit Agra Fort for a distant view of the Taj Mahal down by the Yamuna River, then the glorious ‘Baby Taj ’ (the tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah), before takin ... read more
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Indian Flag The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world, dates back at least 5,000 years. Aryan tribes from the northwest invaded about 1500 B.C.; their merger with the earlier Dravidian inhabitants created the classical Indian culture. Arab in... ... read more
11th April 2013

My favorite photo of the bunch - I like this this one seems to capture a natural, relaxed moment in the splendor of the gardens.

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