Recommendation by Lemi
Just across the Yamuna River, a garden blossoms in full view of the Taj Mahal. The Mehtab Bagh translates to The Moonlight Garden, and provides a little haven by the river. Evidence of pavilions and fountains, washed over by years of flood, were unearthed in recent excavations. The grounds have been since been restored, and offer an alternative view of the famed mausoleum across the riverbanks. It was believed the Emperor Shah Jahan would frequent the garden from sunset into night, looking out onto the Taj Mahal across the river amidst flora that shone in the moonlight. A European traveller, named Jean Baptiste Tavernier, mused that a second taj was set for construction, but the plan died with the Emperor before it was ever built.
Open today: 06:00-18:00
Dharmapuri, Forest Colony, Nagla Devjit, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India