Okay, if you couldn't figure out what country I've been in recently from the picture clues in my last post, this last clue should give it away:
|The Taj Mahal, built by Emperor Shah Jahan in the 1600's as a tomb and testament of love to his wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died giving birth to her 14th child.|
I have been in the beautiful country of India!
|puzzle lawn inside a courtyard of Agra Fort|
In addition to fabulous lawns, I couldn't help but be impressed by the stunning architecture of Agra Fort.
Agra Fort also plays a small part in the tragic love story surrounding the Taj Mahal. Shah Jahan, the ruler who built the Taj Mahal, ended up being imprisoned at the fort by his own overly ambitious son. He allegedly spent his last days laying in the tower there that overlooked the Taj Mahal, gazing at his monument to his beloved wife.
|Musamman Burj, the tower which offers the best views of the Taj Mahal from the fort|
Besides being a prime destination for tourism, Kerala is also where many spices are grown and produced, such as pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cardamom. Rice, coconuts, cashews, coffee, and tea are also exported from there.
|This is a tea plantation. Workers make their way throughout the rows of bushes, handpicking the leaves for tea.|
*Sorry, brownie points are still not redeemable for actual brownies..