Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Agra and the Taj

A brief break from long days, much travel and many meetings brought us to the town of Agra and the Taj Mahal. The Taj was greater than expected and it's hard to imagine we were there. The Taj Mahal was built by a king in honor of his second wife. There are two other tombs flanking the Taj where his first and third wives are buried. In addition to the Taj, we visited the Red Fort across the river where the King was imprisoned by his son before the Taj was completed. His son imprisoned him because he thougth the Taj was too excessive and expensive. This was a nice break considering the week after consists of flying 3 cities in 5 days and having countless meetings. Enjoy the pictures of the Taj Mahal.

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1 comment:

Dakota said...

That's amazing! That's one of those places that I suspect the majority of people want to go and see and never get to do so. Personally, I am jealous. Check this out to for some coll info about the Mughal Empire, which was in power at the time of the building of the Taj Mahal.

Mughal Empire