Taj Mahal - The Living Mausoleum
Visit Taj Mahal
the prime attraction of Agra City and perhaps the most poplar monolith all over the world. Quoted as 'Poetry in Stone', 'Monument of Love' and so on, these sobriquets cannot match up to the delight felt on witnessing this exquisite structure with one's own eyes. This white marbled structure more than beauty and grace, is known for emblematizing love since ancient times, even writers feel short of words when writing on this elegy in marble. This masterpiece was of recent recognized as one of the seven wonders of the world, beauty finds its way to the Taj Mahal, so what are you waiting for…..??? Housing the grave of Mumtaz Mahal the favorite queen of Shah Jahan, this monument was built in her memory. The tale of love does not end here, the heart-broken Shahjahan was subsequently buried and re-united finally with his beloved Mumtaz. Though one cannot go to see the actual tombs but making a wish by throwing a penny inside is considered to be a lucky charm. Enter the duct of love through the main gateway. You should notice the calligraphy done on the walls. They are verses from Quran along with the multiple use of precious and semi precious stones. Many painters, photographers and officers have given their testimonials on Taj but the experience that can be enjoyed only when a personal look of Taj is taken is completely different. You will be pleased to see the fusion of Persian, Asian and Islamic influence in the architecture and did you notice that the entire monument is build in perfect symmetry, with the exception of the tomb of Shah Jahan that was added later.
Visit Taj Mahal - Your Encounter With Beauteous Memorial
This mausoleum is an architectural splendor whose wonder is not confined to the monument itself but the attractions that are located within the premises. From the back of the Taj look across the river to see another red stone minaret lying incomplete. This was the foundation of 'Black Taj Mahal' that Shah Jahan was building for himself, but due to atrocity of his own son he could not complete it. Take a stroll around the mosque that was then used for purpose of prayer and the gardens surrounding the monuments will give a soothing feeling to the eyes. To see the Taj Mahal during full moon night is like a dream come true. The white marble seems to sparkle against the moonlight and one does not realise when the night passes and sun comes up to covert it into golden splendor. Though a visit to Taj is pleasure at any point, but during the Taj Mahotsava in February, your presence becomes a must. For ten days there is an enthusiastic display of Agra art, craft, culture, dance and music. The best part of this festival is the food festival where you will indulge in savoring some of the oldest and most typical delicacies of the state. Folk dance and music are another attractions that call for the tourist to visit Taj during this grand festival.
The augustness of Taj Mahal is not reliant on any one's testimony. Not visiting Taj is a loss of a lifetime. In fact it is obligatory that your visit to India begin with the Taj. You should see Taj Mahal that is 'One-of-a-Kind' in the world. No other monument in the world even comes close to what Taj Mahal has to offer. Take a day tour of Taj and stretch your journey for the exploration of Agra Fort along with other mausoleums that will complete your Agra visit.