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As one of the most iconic structures ever built, the Taj Mahal has a romantic and fascinating history. Built by Shah Jahan in the 1630's when his favorite wife and loving companion Mumtaz Mahal died in childbirth (her fourteenth), the mausoleum is said to represent his promise to build her the most beautiful burial place the world had ever seen. These days, the Taj Mahal and nearby Agra Fort stand out even more in aggressively polluted Agra, but a very enthusiastic tourist infrastructure ensures a smooth trip. The ancient mystical city of Varanasi and its ghats (steps) into the sacred Ganges River is the most holy spot in Hinduism. Over 60,000 pilgrims bathe in its water every day. Keeping in mind the equally ancient sewer system and use of the Ganges as a burial spot, visitors should opt for a boat ride or above-water view from the city of Varanasi, one of the oldest continuously occupied cities on the planet. Also of interest: Lucknow and its elegant historic buildings and Hindu and ... read more
Jain temples of Khajuraho, celebrating love, eroticism and the spirituality of daily life.

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