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“Underwhelming”
Review of Mehtab Bagh

Mehtab Bagh
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Agra City Tour Sunrise to Sunset
Ranked #9 of 113 things to do in Agra
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Reviewed March 23, 2014

We were led to believe these were magnificent, but they are not particularly spectacular and you have to pay to get in as well as hire a tuktuk to get there which probably isn't worth it. We combined it with a visit to the mini Taj which wasn't too bad, but if you only have a couple of days in Agra go and see the Taj Mahal properly and Agra Fort is good. These gardens combined with the mini Taj are OK if you are trying to fill another day.

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"across the river"
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"moonlight garden"
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"different perspective"
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"black marble"
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"opposite bank"
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"visit this place"
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Reviewed March 23, 2014

The Moonlight Garden is a perfect spot to view the Taj Mahal at sunset. The park and gardens lie directly across from the Yamuna River from the Taj and are in reasonably good condition. Once you take your photographs of the Taj Mahal, it's nice to stroll around to enjoy the gardens.

One interesting point is that Shah Jahan's original plans included the white marble Taj Mahal and a mirror image on this site in black stone where he, himself, would be buried. The foundations are in place at the end of the garden, but the building itself was never erected. Shah Jahan was kept under house arrest in the Agra Fort by his son so that he wouldn't bankrupt the treasury. He never set foot in the finished Taj Mahal, but could see it from his windows in the fort.

3  Thank redeco
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Reviewed March 21, 2014

This is a lovely to spot to go in the evening to watch the sunset over the Taj Mahal. You get an uninterrupted view of this magical monument and it is far less crowded than the being at the Taj itself. The gardens are also in reasonable condition and worth strolling around if you have time.

1  Thank Bengagirl
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Reviewed March 21, 2014

Likes: A nice view of the Taj Mahal from across the river and in a nice quite garden setting. Just stay away from the river - which has lots of ufo (unidentified floating objects).

Dislikes: Enroute to this place, you will see some of the poorest residents of Agra. Very sad.

1  Thank Duke_Singapore
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Reviewed March 20, 2014

Located at the banks of Yamuna, this is the place where you want to be. Specially for local Aagaraites, many of them who in spite of living in Agra for their lives never visit such places cause being far from the city. These places are still kind of untouched from the pollution, crowd etc. One can peacefully sit at the bank of Yamuna river on lush green grass, in a beautiful trees & flowers surrounded environment. I've spent some quality time there.

1  Thank TheKnight2014
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