The Taj Mahal

Our first stop on our daytrip to Agra was, of course, the Taj Mahal. The emperor Shah Jehan built it as a loving tribute to his dearly departed wife, Mumtaz Mahal, but the cost of construction nearly bankrupted the empire. When Shah Jehan planned to build another Taj for his second favorite wife, his son Aurangzeb had a coup and overthrew him. That'll learn 'em...

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