I am now in the city of Agra in Uttar Pradesh (UP for short). From a tourist point of view, everything in Agra is about the iconic Taj Mahal, one of the wonders of the world. This enchanting mausoleum built in white marble and red sandstone took an estimated 20,000 workers 22 years to complete (1631 to 1652 A.D.).
The Taj Mahal is a breathtakingly beautiful sight during sunrise
The Taj Mahal was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, as the mausoleum of his beloved Queen Mumtaz Mahal. Mumtaz died in 1631, after complications with the birth of their fourteenth child.
View of Taj Mahal from The Red Fort in Agra.
Women in colourful dresses at The Red Fort.
Sunset at The Red Fort.
I met this farmer woman on the bank of river Yamuna opposite the Taj Mahal.
Two smiling and friendly Chinese tourists
Old mosque near Taj Mahal
A woman in a village near Agra.
Saris and colourful fabrics spread on the ground for drying.
They are washed in the river Yamuna which is very polluted.