In Photo Album: Beautiful Pictures of Taj Mahal, Agra, IndiaMarch 15, 2012 No Comments
What comes to your mind when you are told to mention things you know about India? Probably you will say “Taj Mahal”. At least that’s what comes to my mind for the first time. The Taj Mahal is one of the most famous buildings in the world. Built as a symbol of grieve and love, The Taj Mahal is an amazing place you should make a visit for when you go to India. In 1983, The Taj Mahal became a UNESCOLeshan Giant Buddha, The World's Tallest Stone-carved Buddha Site | China. Read more ... » World Heritage Site. This article will spoil you a little bit of how beautiful this building is. Of course seeing it in reality is way better than through pictures. But for now, enjoy them all!
The Taj Mahal was constructed in 1632, after the death of Arjumand Bann Begum (Mumtaz Mahal) in 1630. She was the third wife of Shah Jahan, the fifth emperor during Mughal empire’s period. To build this white marble mausoleum, Shah Jahan employed 20,000 workforces, including craftsmen from Persia, ItalyTop 10 Must-Visit Historical Attractions in Rome . Read more ... », and TurkeyIn Photo Album: Istanbul Virtual Tour. Read more ... ». The construction completed in 1653. Taj Mahal is a beautiful combination of Persian, Indian, and turkish architectural styles. UNESCO The Taj Mahal used only the finest marbles and the designs were based on the garden Tomb of the Mogul Emperor Humayun who is buried in Delhi. Marbles used to built The Taj Mahal consisted of calligraphy, verses from the Koran, flowers and inlaid patterns.
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Enrance Gateway to Taj Mahal (Photo)
You will see more beautiful patterns in Taj Mahal (Photo)
The Taj Mahal is located near Agra Fort, built by the bank of Yamuna River. The building is more than 55 meters high. It was built in white and yellow marble, surrounded by well-maintained gardensBest Gardens in The World. Read more ... ». The garden has a geometrical structure, really relaxing place to your mind. No wonder people love the garden and they just love it to spend their visiting time there. 101 Hotels in Agra
Well-maintained garden of Taj Mahal (Photo)
You need to walk about 1/2 mile to enter the area where shops of souvenirs, postcards, keychains, etc asre sold here. The entrance fee is 750 rupees (about US$15). After walking around the platform you can enter the Mausoleum itself there is a very grand archway. You cannot go inside the mausoleum before you put a cloth around your feet. Going inside barefoot is not recommended as you certainly might burn your feet on a sunny day since marble gets heating up under the sun. But sruprisingly once you are inside, you will feel fresher than outside. The building is surrounded with intricately carved screens which allow air to circulate the building. The interiors are beautiful, but rather dark. There are two cenotaphs for the emperor and his wife in the center of the mausoleum which are surrounded by a screen of carved marble which you can walk around. They are actually buried in their tombs below this level in the crypt of the mausoleum but it is not accessible to the public.
Cenotaphs in Taj Mahal (Photo)
There are two smaller buildings at either side of The Taj Mahal, made from red sandstone and inlaid. with marble. One is a rest house and another one is a mosque. Together, they complement The Taj Mahal beautifully.
Taj Mahal and two red sandstone buildings (photo)
Inside Taj Mahal Mosque (Photo)
One more thing is the famous princess Diana bench. It is here that Princess Diana immortalised the Taj where she posed for her picture. It is kind of difficult to get clean picture here as other visitors also want to get the picture of the bench. The Taj Mahal is open from 06.00-19.00 local time. Opens except on Friday. Visiting Taj Mahal is always recommended. Taj Mahal is one of the most amzing places in the world! You won’t forget its beauty!
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Nearby Attraction: Agra Fort
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