Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal is the India’s most renowned monument and one of the Seven Wonders of World as well. Taj Mahal is a pure charismatic dream in white marble by the banks of Yamuna River. No words can explain its magnificence; you must visit Taj Mahal to experience its alluring and incredible beauty. According to a maxim, ‘beauty lies in the eyes of a beholder.’ But for the Taj Mahal axiom is just the opposite; i.e. Taj itself is the personification of beauty. Varied shades of Taj in a day display its variant moods. Shrouded in early morning mists, it is milky white, while it glistens in afternoon and turns into dazzling bright in overhead sunlight while the moonlight gives it a pearly glow and makes it simply majestic. The Nobel Laurette Rabirndra Nath Tagore has aptly described Taj Mahal ‘A teardrop in the face of eternity.’ Taj Mahal is in Agra, a State of Uttar Pradesh, and is a part of India’s popular Golden Triangle tourist circuit. Taj Mahal was built by Shah Jahan as a memorial for his third wife who died in 1631. The whole complex looks twenty years to get completed. After the death of Shah Jahan in 1666 he was buried here along with his beloved wife Mumtaz. Taj Mahal is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and cited as ‘One of the universally admired masterpieces of Word Heritage.’ The tomb can be accessed through a grand and majestic gateway. The ceilings of Taj Mahal are embellished with amazing floral patterns while floors are adorned with geometric designs. Apart from the main building, there are other vestiges of beauty inside the Taj Mahal complex including; The Mosque, Mihman Khana, the Jilaukhana (Fore Court) Zone, the Bazaar Streets, Fatehabadi Darwaza (East Gate), Fatehpuri Darwaza ( West Gate), Sidhi Darwaza (South Gate) the Darwaza-i-Rauza (the Great Gate) and Charbagh (Paradise Gardens).