Interesting, in my last several years of work as a Flight Attendant in Singapore Airlines, I'd travelled to Mumbai and Delhi on numerous occasions but never had the chance to visit Taj Mahal, a white marble mausoleum located in Agra.
Hence in 2011, I decided to fulfil my dream and booked myself on an incredible 4-day Golden Triangle private tour, to add Taj Mahal to my list of the Seven Wonders of the World. #Agra is well connected to major cities in India and is situated on the Golden Triangle of the Tourist Circuit, which comprises the three famous cities of India - Delhi, Agra and Jaipur.
Listed as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, do you know that the Taj is a legend of undying love of an Emperor for his favourite Queen?
So who is this Indian exotic beauty? Popularly known as Empress Mumtaz Mahal, meaning "beloved ornament of the palace", she was an Empress of India during the Mughal Dynasty who died during childbirth. Taking about 20 years, 22,000 laborers and 1,000 elephants to complete the final resting spot for the queen, Taj Mahal stands as the ultimate monument to love and homage to her beauty and life.
The journey to Agra from Delhi will take approximately 5 hrs by car. Breathtaking grandeur makes you marvel breathlessly with every step you walk towards the Taj mausoleum.
White inlays are used in sandstone buildings, and you can find colourful stones polished and levelled to the surface of the walls.
While you're at the architectural masterpiece, immerse yourself in the mystical postcard views of the fountain pool with cypress trees as you embarked on the Taj Mahal adventure...........
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