The greater significance of a
monument like Taj Mahal to the world is much more than being a part of
the Seven Wonders of the World. Taj Mahal has become a symbol of endless
love and devotion. Taj has been a visual delight for viewers over the
Of The Taj Mahal
Set against the backdrop of Yamuna River, this tribute of love was
built by the third Mughal emperor of India, Shah Jahan in the memory of
his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, who died during childbirth. Although it
is not known for sure who planned the Taj Mahal, the name of an Indian
architect of Persian descent, Ustad Ahmad Lahori, has been cited in many
sources. As soon as construction began in 1630, masons, craftsmen,
sculptors, and calligraphers were summoned from Persia, the Ottoman
Empire, and Europe to work on the masterpiece.
It took 12 years of hard labour and 20,000 labourers to build the
mausoleum. The architectural complex is comprised of five main elements:
the 'Darwaza' or main gateway, the 'Bageecha' or garden, the Masjid or
mosque, the 'Naqqar Khana' or rest house, and the 'Rauza' or the Taj
Mahal mausoleum. The actual Tomb is situated inside the Taj.
The marble stature memorial has got embellishments of beautiful marble
inlay work known as "Pietra Dura" that is a very integral part
of Agra's art culture and traditions. But the most fascinating feature
in this wonder is the garden with its water channels, lotus pools and
colourful flowerbeds and trees.
Various Moods Of Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal travel is a joy forever and for any imaginative visitor rare
experience. Internationally, Taj Mahal represents India; designed like a
palace and finished like a jewel. Pure, gloriously perfect and superbly
lovely, and like a jewel made of white marble, the Taj sparkles under
the moonlight. During the early morning hours its white beauty takes a
blushing soft pinkish colour and in the dusk hours Taj Mahal reflects
the fiery shades of the setting sun. Nicely depicting the different
moods of a woman, right!
Taj Mahal Travel
Taj Mahal travel brings you within the close proximity of one of the
most celebrated monument and heritage site of India - the Taj Mahal.
Visit Agra city, the home of Taj that encloses some of the best
monumental grandeur of the Mughal era, beside the Taj Mahal.