Enclosed in a massive walled complex of buildings and gardens, the Taj Mahal is nearly hidden from the city streets of Agra. Maybe all the better for the Taj to make its impressive introduction. Visitors are led through the complex's first set of gates (foreigners pay 550 rupees, or about $15) where they get only a glimpse of the building. Only by stepping through the second gate does the totality of the Taj come into full view. And what a view it is.
(Photo and caption by Thushan Amarasiriwardena / LongJaunt.com)
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04.03.2008 | Moshi, Tanzania
Barely able to count it a visit, we leave Tanzania after a mere day in the country and head back to Nairobi.
02.27.2008 | Salvador, Brazil
With a day like this, it was easy to decide what we were going to do: head to the beach.
06.26.2008 | Jodhpur, India
An urban sea of indigo washed buildings, Jodhpur in the Indian state of Rajasthan certainly earns its name as "The Blue City." Sitting...
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