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Mrs. Kennedy Explores India, Sees Taj Mahal Twice

Mar. 15, 1962 - Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy took a short course in Indian history today. It began with a tour of the sprawling abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri, which dates to the 16th-century reign of the Mogul Emperor Akbar the Great. It ended with a visit by moonlight to India’s fabled white marble mausoleum, the Taj Mahal. The wife of the President went to the 300-year-old Taj Mahal twice. After her first visit, shortly before sunset, her car was mobbed by surging, cheering crowds. After seeing the Taj Mahal by moonlight, Mrs. Kennedy left by train for the Hindu holy city of Benares in eastern India.

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