VISIT TO TAJ MAHAL
India is a country of different colors and Tajmahal is the product of its rich heritage and culture of medieval period. Situated near the bank of Yamuna , the architecture symbolizes triumph of heart over mind. It was built by the Mughal Emperor Shajahan during golden period of Mughal Empire in memory of his beloved and wife Mumtaj Mahal. It was constructed after the death of the Queen of India during Childbirth whiles her husband away from her controlling the rebellion. The major composition is made of White marble, brought from the Rajasthan. Other side of the building is built of red sandstone. The ever green beauty of the monument of love becomes double on full moon night when the magnificent architecture is reflected on water of Yamuna, flowing nearby the palace. In 1983, it was included in UNESCO’S world heritage site The Taj Mahal is combination of different designs, ideas taken from various structures such as Humayun Tomb and Jama Masjid in Delhi.
Outside of the palace, the tomb is surrounded by the spectacular 300 meter Charbagh or Mughal garden. The marble water tank is situated in the middle of the garden and surrounded with trees and fountains. Most of the flora compromises roses, daffodils and fruit trees. The main design of the garden is very different from the other Mughal gardens such as Shalimar garden in Jammu & Kashmir.
The glory of the monument is strangely undiminished by the crowds of tourists who visit each day, as small and insignificant as ants in the face of this immense and captivating monument. That said, the Taj is at its most alluring in the relative quiet of early morning, shrouded in mists and bathed with a soft red glow. As its vast marble surfaces fall into shadow or reflect the sun, its colour changes, from soft grey and yellow to pearly cream and dazzling white; it’s well worth visiting at different times. This play of light is an important decorative device, symbolically implying the presence of Allah, who is never represented in anthropomorphic form.
Beauty of Taj Mahal during Day
The Taj Mahal shows a different aspect of beauty at different times of the day. The sight of the Taj awash with the subtle pinks of dawn is an unforgettable sight.
Taj Mahal at Sunset
Sunsets stain the Taj an exotic shade of orange. But nothing beats the poignant beauty of the Taj seen when the cool white marble is bathed in the soft silver light of the moon. Even in the bright light of the day, this wonder of the world shines with an awe-inspiring loveliness.
There’s no time limit on visits to the Taj, and some people spend most of the day here, sitting, reading, dozing or picnicking in the beautifully kept gardens. Hawkers and salesmen are not allowed in, and official guides are not available on site, but can usually be provided by hotels, and