A Moghul ruler loved his pet elephant so much he entombed him.
The palace of a Moghul ruler that wanted to combine the best parts of many religions. He had a Christian wife, a Muslim wife and a Hindu wife; and apparently a great many concubines.
A truly majestic structure full of marvel.
The fog of December comes early on the ground of the Taj and mixes with smoke. Clearly obscured, the perfection of the Taj insists upon visual clarity.
While many can still do this intricate hand-inlays of marble, some of the patterns have been lost.
Leaves a fantastic impression on the way out. Sun rising, but not burning the smog.
Not even the magnificence of the Taj Mahal can beat the fog at a distance.
With a Muslim fundamentalist on the throne, his (relatively) forward-thinking father was placed under house arrest here in the Agra Fort.
A family lesson on bravery, courage and violence against women.
A pathway from the Taj Mahal, symbolically taking us from Agra on to our next stop in India: Rishikesh.