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Feb 9, 2006 - Agra --the Taj Mahal

Finally on to Agra ... ah yes ... the Taj Mahal, but first we have to pay our dues by visiting the Agra Fort. Bigger and better than the Red Fort and also built by Shah Jahan. (actually he provided the financing for all this and hired the architects and artisans to do the work. I'm pretty sure he didn't actually hoist the bricks.) Agra, the city itself, doesn't seem to have a lot that attracts tourists except the Taj Mahal. It's dusty, grimey and crowded. And then the "Taj" as we jaded travelers call it, built in the 1600s. I thought it...

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