Tag: Agra

The People of India

Last February I went to India, a country full of contrasts that managed to strike such a chord on me that I'm already planning my second trip to see more of India and the people of India. In India, all senses are appeased (literally). Eyes can't ...

Taj Mahal, the ultimate monument to love

My first fleeting experience with the Taj Mahal in the city of Agra took place at the Red Fort when, visiting Summan Burj, my guide Danish explained to me that right there the king Shah Jahan spent his last years torturing himself with the sight of ...

In Agra, ambling about the Red Fort

Entrance of the Red Fort The first day of my trip to India was spent in Agra, and the very first monument I've visited in the muslim-populated city was the huge Red Fort, the country's most important fortress. Most Mughal kings have lived there, ...