Witness the lving legacy of immortal love by visiting Taj Mahal, India. The white marble mausoleum was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in loving memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. From time immemorial many painters, poets and musicians, has inspired from its architectural beauty and tried to capture it in color, word and song. the flawless beauty of this architectural wonder has been referred as “a lusterous pearl”, “having designed by giants and finished by jewelers” and “a tender elegy in marble”.
Architecture and Decor of Taj Mahal
An epitome of eternal love, Taj Mahal is built in Persian, Islamic and Indian style of architecture. It is the finest piece of Mughal architecture, adorned with semi precious gems and exquisite ornamentation. The impressive decoration is created by applying paint, stucco and stone carvings.
The spectators marvel at the inlaid design of flowers and calligraphy using precious gems such as jasper and agate, which adds charms to the beauty of Taj Mahal. The main archways are adorned with quotes from holy Quran and the flowery patterns. The walls of central-domed chamber and four adjoining chambers are beautified in ISlamic style.
The picturesque location, blossoming gardens with many flowering plants and variety of trees mesmerizes the globetrotters. The Mughal garden is one of the major attraction, which allures the visitors utmost. Enjoy Taj Mahal at its best in the evening when the semi-precious stones embedded in the white marble monuments shines, as it catches the glow of moon.
Listed in Seven Wonders of the World
Taj Mahal is world famed for its stunning architecture and intricate inlay work. The monument was listed in seven wonders of the world on July 7, 2007 in Lisbon, Portugal by New7wonders Foundation. Taj Mahal was also honored by UNESCO and declared as World Heritage Site in 1983.
Myths about Taj Mahal
A bitter myth about Taj Mahal is believed by many people. It is said that Shah Jahan got cut off the hands and got pulled the eyes of sculptors and architects so that they don’t built a stupendous monument as same as Taj Mahal.
Air: Domestic airport in Agra is the nearest airport
Rail: Agra Cantonment is the nearest railhead from Taj Mahal
Road: Regular bus service is available from neighbouring cities like Delhi, Jaipur, Fatehpur Sikri etc.
Don’t miss to be a part Taj Mahotsav if you travel Taj Mahal in months of January and February. Ten days of extravaganza is kaleidescope ro rich culture, tradition and art of Uttar Pradesh. The festival starts with a huge procession of ornamented elephants, followed by musicians and dancers. The folk dances performed by the performers from different parts of India are the main show stealer. Shopaholics can shop for handicrafts like Banarasi sari, famous chicken work of Lucknow etc.