Thursday, January 3, 2013

On the Road: Agra

Agra is most known for being the home of the Taj Mahal where thousands flock every year to the marble mauusoleum that Shah Jahan built for his wife, Mumtaz Mahal.  Needless to say we were excited to get there!

Checking out the Agra Fort.
Beyond the Taj Mahal, Agra is known for its multitudes of Mughul architecture so our first stop was the Agra Fort. Right off the train we made our way over there to explore this walled city. Although visually beautiful and intricate, the Fort is also well known for being the site of imprisonment for Shah Jahan when he was overthrown by his son. From the Fort he was able to view the Taj Mahal across the river but was never able to visit it.

At the Taj!
In the afternoon, we made our way over to the Taj Mahal! Everyone had been anticipating this visit for weeks so to finally arrive there was a dream come true for many of the students.

Jumping for joy at the Taj Mahal.
On to Dehradun!

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