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Taj Mahal, An Indian Mystical Legendary Beauty

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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White inlays are used in sandstone buildings, and you can find colourful stones polished and levelled to the surface of the walls.

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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...........

88 comments:

  1. Wow, It's such a beautiful place!
    It feels so good to hear that you fufilled your dream :)
    & Thank you for the amazing facts with the pictures ;D

    lots of love
    Sensitive Epidermis | Rainbow
    xxx

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    1. Rainbow, I'm really thankful to be able to visit The Taj. Glad you've enjoyed the post :)

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  2. Wow!! Such a beauty. Am still trying to make a trip to Taj Mahal but every time I plan, mmm!!! some hiccups or rather.

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    1. Nava, you just gotta make time for it! Definitely a must-visit!

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  3. Beautiful heritage. Heard about the story, its amazing architecture etc. Truly a beauty made by men.

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    1. Rose, hope you've the chance to visit some day too.........

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  4. This is one of the countries that currently in my travel wishlist. Must go before die.

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    1. DD, I'm sure you'll fall in love with The Taj too!

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  5. Beautiful!

    Both Taj Mahal and the lady posing in front of it. :)

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  6. Beautiful places! Kisses
    http://chocolateglass.blogspot.it/

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    1. Michela, love having you around! xoxo

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  7. Shirley, this was such a wonderful travel story -- photos, too! Very much enjoyed them, thank you. What a fantastic dream to see Seven Wonders of the World -- and woohoo for making your dreams come true!

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    1. Kim, I'm delighted you came in time for this great beauty!

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  8. Lovely place, how nice to be a flight attendant, get to travel around the world :)

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  9. I have yet to see this white marble mausoleum.

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  10. Taj Mahal - a place that sound so mystic to me. Thanks for sharing your adventure there - a realky beautiful place.

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    1. DS, I would love to revisit India again!

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  11. How beautiful and interesting to visit.
    http://tifi11.blogspot.com

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    1. Jackie, certainly a must-visit destination!

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  12. Many people have told me that Agra is the most beautiful place in India and every tourist should continue the journey to Kashmir. This is inside my bucket list Agra, Jaipur & Kashmir.
    You are so lucky to get paid to fly everywhere in the world. I am jealous.

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    1. Tan, love to visit Kashmir some day too! Groom your kid to join the airline like what I'm doing now. Hehe!

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  13. Nice photos. :)
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  14. Hello lovely, I just came across your blog and it's awesome! I'm your newest follower and look forward to your next post! :)

    I have a new outfit post up on my blog, I would love to know your thoughts:

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    1. Helen, thanks so much for your wonderful comment! Will pop by your blog soon :D

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  15. beautiful pictures, I envy the trip :)

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  16. Oh...such an amazing lace! I'd love to visit it!

    xoxo
    Follemente Fashion Blog also on Fashiolista and Bloglovin'

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    1. Eleonora, I love it! Hope you'll get the chance someday........

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  17. I am yet to visit the place, you look so pretty. love your glass.

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    1. Subha, thanks sweetie! One of my favourite shades, but don't recall where I bought it :)

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  18. Working as a flight attendant sounds so interesting, although I'm glad you got to visit the Taj Mahal now as it looks so beautiful and is such a landmark - I hope to visit there too someday! Have a wonderful week :)

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    1. Gabrielle, it's definitely one of the best jobs around! Free travel! Hahaha!

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  19. It's so beautiful! I would love to visit it but I'll be sincere, with all the recent news and problems in India, I feel scared about it :/

    Take care*

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    1. Diana, I was there before all these horrible news. It's scary! Just hope the govt will step up on its security to boost tourism........

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    1. SD, one of the most beautiful attractions on earth!

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  21. Oh, I love this post, Shirley. Really beautiful shots and you look great in those glasses! I need to get a pair for myself too ♥ ♥

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    1. Sharon, hahaha! Thanks, sweetie! xoxo

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  22. Wow...that is one stunning and mystical landmark in India. Not sure if I will want to visit this holy place but by viewing the photos are good enough though..heheh

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    1. YL, I'm sure many would love to see The Taj if safety isn't an issue.

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  23. Hi Shirley,

    You look great in all your photos. They are the postcard quality kind :D

    Zoe

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    1. Zoe, thanks dear! You're such a doll! xoxo

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  24. Wow. The trip must have been a really neat experience for you.

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    1. Lilith, it was indeed another eye-opening experience!

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  25. Shirley... Feel so happy for you that you decided to do the Golden Triangle! The Taj is a real beauty and a must visit in your lifetime... Hope you went to some other places like Agra Fort and fatehpur Sikri as well... Jaipur is a wonderful city... have been there on numerous occasions first as a student and then with my students to understand the rich textile heritage of India... To tell you about Delhi... I won't say much except that it's my hometown and so holds a very special place in my heart and it's a lovely tourist destination... Glad that you enjoyed these cities!

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    1. Neha, I love Agra Fort too! Will be posting on that when I get time. Hey, you've moved back to Mumbai? Was so surprised to see in FB. Will you miss SG??

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    2. Hey Shirley... yes we moved to Mumbai and will definitely miss SG even though it was a short stint there but was a great one!!

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  26. Looks amazing, Shirley! I'm adding that to my list of places to visit.

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    1. Trishie, always enjoy going around places of interest ^_^

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  27. Loved going through your beautiful pictures, Shirley. I visited it just once and that was such a long time ago. Must visit it again...

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    1. Kanak, glad this post has attracted your attention too! Have a wonderful week, dear!

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  28. Your photos are incredible! I visited the Taj Mahal when I was little and your post brings back memories :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    1. Uru, that's kinda cool too! I'm sure you've fond memories.........

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  29. Amazing hun! Always been on my bucket list but these pix really make me wanna book a vacay there STAT!

    Thank you for visiting my blog doll, would love to get your thoughts on my latest!

    xo-Julie
    Peace. Love. LOL!

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    1. Julie, awesome! The Taj is definitely an attraction! Always love having you here too & will catch up soon. xoxo

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  30. Thanks for the pics! I've always wanted to visit.

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    1. Monica, it's been a long absence! I was looking fwd to your posts........

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  31. Lovely pics! I've never been there so I'd love to visit it too, the seven wonders of the world. My dream is to travel around the world and make a book about it. XD Hope it'll come true.

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    1. Kristine, hope your dream will come true soon! Lovely having you here & hope to see more of you :)

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  32. yeah Taj Mahal is definitely a great plac to visit ^^
    MY-Emily

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    1. Emily, if safety isn't an issue, I would gladly visit again anytime :)

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  33. Oh, I would like to see it one day...

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    1. KK, I'm sure you'll love it as much! xoxo

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  34. Shirley, I was not looking at the sights but at you! That was 3 years back, right? How come you look so so young!! And so slim too... You look like you are in your 20s only.. how did you manage to maintain your youthful looks?
    Yes, Taj Mahal is one of the 7th wonders... beautiful place, right? Have yet to go.. in fact so many places not explored yet...

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    1. Reana, that's super sweet of you! But age is catching up real fast especially with blogging. Sigh! There're lots of places I've yet to visit too.......

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  35. What a fabulous place Shirley! Like a fairytale! Thank you for following me via gfc, Pinterest and Instagram, just followed you back and liked your fb page!
    Baci,
    Coco
    Coco et La vie en rose / Bloglovin / Facebook

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    1. Coco, thanks so much & it's a pleasure meeting you in bloggersphere!

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  36. beautiful place with clear blue sky.

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    1. Pepper, it was actually quite dusty but I guess I was lucky to have a fine day :)

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  37. wow this is the first time I have seen the Taj Mahal pict with a fountain pool in front..would be great if photos are allowed inside...hehehe

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    1. Hong, really? There're actually lots of photographers on stand-by in front of Taj Mahal for photography services. I can't recall how much I paid for these photos, but it was a good experience!

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  38. We visited Taj Mahal last year with a luxury train and were awed by its beauty & elegance…Its architecture and calligraphy are simply astounding!!!

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    1. Rohan, hope I've the chance to travel on a luxury train some day. Thanks for coming by!

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  39. Lol, you look totally different during your younger days ! You could smile better when you posed for these snaps :)

    Those are all beautiful pictures taken with the magnificent monument in the background that has a great love story of King Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal attached to it. Those who visited this Taj Mahal would surely agree how mesmerizing the whole experience is !

    I browsed your old posts and was lucky to see this, could not resist commenting.

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    1. You're so cute, Rajiv! The muscles can stretch further in younger days I guess. Hahaha! Visiting Taj Mahal is definitely one hell of an experience that I'll probably never forget. The place is simply stunning!

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    2. Ohh, cool, Shirely !
      What I feel is, the more you smile the pictures get better and that holds true even now :)
      The post is cool; Taj is magnificent, it will be so, forever !!

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  40. such a lovely post
    and a warm "hello" from Germany

    hope you too visit my Blog <3
    AMELY ROSE

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  41. Such a magnificent place. Thanks for sharing the picture and the story behind it!

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  42. That is a beautiful place! Thanks for sharing the pictures.

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  43. One to tick off from my bucket lists! Thanks for sharing!

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