Armchair Travel: The Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal Photo by Sourabh Nilakhe on Unsplash
Photo by Sourabh Nilakhe on Unsplash

On Tuesday, September 17 at 5:30 pm, the ever-popular Armchair Travel program returns for a trip to the Taj Mahal. One of the most exquisite buildings in the world, the Taj Mahal was built in the 17th century in the city of Agra, India to honor the memory of Shah Jahan’s wife, then legendary ruler of India. Only the very finest white marble and semi-precious jewels for the decorative inlay of the building were used. Its gardens are said to have represented Paradise and are of special note to gardeners world-wide.

Coronado’s own Helen Anderson, who founded the Armchair Travel program in 2013, is the evening’s featured speaker. She will share special details of the Taj Mahal including the building of the monument, its history, and mysteries of its past, sprinkled with memories of her numerous visits. Beer and wine are back and are available for purchase during the social hour starting at 5:30 p.m.

Armchair TravelSeptember’s Armchair Travel event will be held in the John D. Spreckels Center, located at 1019 Seventh St. Light refreshments will be served at 6 p.m. followed by the speaker’s presentation at 6:45 p.m. The cost is $6 for residents, $7 for non-residents. Skip the line and register in advance!

To sign up or receive additional information, stop by the Spreckels Center at 1019 Seventh Street, call (619) 522-7343, or visit online at

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