We checked in to the W Santosa this afternoon. Had an amazing welcome with a great refreshing drink. We were welcomed in our room by amazing chocolates! We spent our evening walking by the Quayside Isle followed by dinner at one of the many restaurants at Quayside Isle.
I will do a detailed post when I’m back from the holiday with more pictures.
I just had to run in the store! I felt like a kid left in a candy store!!! Loved looking at stuff and testing a lot of things that are not available in India!!!
We are at a place called Ashtamudi in Kerala. It’s a place by a huge lake.
I have been keeping my look really simple. I have been using my favourite Neutrogina Sun screen, L’Oréal matte magiqu powder and my current favourite lipstick MAC Patentpolish in hopelessly devoted.
We are at Kovalam till tomorrow afternoon. This place has amazing beaches, friendly people and amazing food. I will recommend this place to everyone visiting Kerala.
Some pictures for all of you!
I recently visited Agra with a few colleagues to visit the Taj Mahal. It was not the first time I was visiting one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Every time I have gone there it just amazes me that a man can do so much for the love of his wife.
Now let me take you to the history of Taj Mahal!!
The amazing monument was made by a man who was head over heels in love with his wife. This guy was he Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, who was married to Mumtaz Mahal.
She was a Persian girl and her name before marriage was Arjumand Banu Begum. In the year 1612, they got married.
Mumtaz Mahal was not only Shah Jahan’s wife but also a friend. They were inseparable. She died in the year 1631 while giving birth to their 14th kid.
It was in the memory of his beloved wife that Shah Jahan built a magnificent monument as a tribute to her, which we today known as the “Taj Mahal”. The construction of Taj Mahal started in the year 1631. Masons, stonecutters, inlayers, carvers, painters, calligraphers, dome-builders and other artisans were requisitioned from the whole of the empire and also from Central Asia and Iran, and it took approximately 22 years to build what we see today. An epitome of love, it made use of the services of 22,000 laborers and 1,000 elephants. The monument was built entirely out of white marble, which was brought in from all over India and central Asia. After an expenditure of approximately 32 million rupees, Taj Mahal was finally completed in the year 1653.
It was soon after the completion of Taj Mahal that Shah Jahan was deposed by his own son Aurangzeb and was put under house arrest at nearby Agra Fort. Shah Jahan, himself also, lies entombed in this mausoleum along with his wife.
I saw it at sun rise and it just takes your breath away. No wonder it’s the one of the Seven Wonders of the World!!