The Taj Mahal, a different view.
Such an iconic sight needs no introduction, but here goes one anyway, with a twist.
The Taj Mahal is known as a symbol of love, and was built by Shah Jahan in memory of his deceased wife. The structure was no lightweight undertaking, absorbing 22 years and the effort of 20,000 workers until its completion in the mid 1600s.
Shah Jahan’s original plan also included a second mausoleum for himself in black, opposite the Taj Mahal. His son usurped him and put him under house arrest, thwarting his plans. (Dysfunctional families were at work then, too.) Shah Jahan was instead buried next to his wife, in the same chamber in the Taj Mahal. In this way, perhaps his son’s Game of Thrones-style move placed Jahan even closer to his wife in the end, achieving his original wish to be with her in eternity.
Taken on our @gadventures #GForGood trip in India and Nepal. #sponsored
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