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The Taj Mahal  
   

The Taj Mahal

The white marble came from Makrana in Rajasthan and the red sandstone from Fatehpur Sikri. Precious stones were brought from far-flung places in Tibet, China, Sri Lanka, Persia and Afghanistan.
Agravation

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
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