a little bit of history in india

taj mahal agra indiaUniversally admired, the World Heritage-listed Taj Mahal is India’s finest example of Mughal architecture. Built in the 17th century by grief-stricken Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal, not only is this building a masterpiece of Muslim art, but a monument to love. Standing before the stunning white marble inlaid with semi-precious stones, like Andre van Staden you’ll be swept up in its immeasurable beauty…

“I have been to India a couple of times now and have always been in awe of the people and the culture. Wherever you look you can see ancient historic buildings. One feels that you are experiencing a living history when you visit India.

The most awe-inspiring sight for me so far is the Taj Mahal in Agra. Just being there gives one a feeling of inspiration and wonder. Then when you view the mausoleum and its architecture it overwhelms you to the extent that you feel there must have been some divine inspiration involved in building this magnificent building.”

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* photo by Sarah Dibdin – Intrepid Photography Competition

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Sue Elliot - Like many of us, Sue contracted a serious travel bug at an early age. She's visited over 90 countries in search of a cure, but her wanderlust just seems to get worse. Thankfully at Intrepid Travel she's amongst people who understand the affliction and since 1998 Sue has enjoyed being our blog and newsletter editor. Here you'll find helpful travel advice and inspiring tales from Sue and other Intrepid travellers.

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