The Moon Garden lies across the river Yamuna from the Taj Mahal. It was the site where the Black Taj Mahal was to be built, to house the king after he died. Two monuments identical except for the color – white marble for the beloved queen, black for the king.
Even the foundation was a work of art; the project was abandoned due to the high cost – the king’s son had his father imprisoned, his only solace the view of the Taj Mahal, the resting place of his queen, through a window in his cell.
India left me full of amazement. The stark contrast of beauty built into every corner alongside the shockingly poor – it gives you appreciation for what you have.
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