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Monday, November 14, 2011

Incredible India Adventure - Taj Mahal

The Symbol of Eternal Love

Taj Mahal is one of the greatest seven wonders in the world situated in Agra. It is actually a white marble mausoleum ( a large stoned tomb ) and many mistaken it for a palace. It was built by Shah Jahan in remembrance of his second wife, Mumtaz Mahal who died during the birth of their child. She was known for her kindness, generosity , compassion and as one of the most beautiful woman in India. It took 22 years and more than 20,000 workers to finish it.
It cost us Rs750 to purchase the ticket but it only cost the locals Rs10 to enter. Anyway, it was worth it.
Main entrance .
Second entrance before the magnificent building.
A peep of Taj mahal.
A close shot.
The big white marble wall.
The garden.
Entrance to the tomb
Interior of Taj Mahal, the tombs of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal.
Jail screen surrounding the cenotaphs. Delicate pierce work.
Fine white marble inlaid with semi precious stone. Full of love.
Beautifully hand carved, plant motifs.
and jumping
Taj Mahal changes colour. Look at the photo here and below. Notice the changes in colour . It's white here.
A bit golden yellow
Pink now.
It is white marble and semi-precious stones on the dome of the Taj that make Taj Mahal change colour during the day and on moonlit nights.
It is so beautiful and I will never forget it and it's worth it by just sitting down, enjoying every moment looking/admiring it.


  1. so beautiful!I have always wanted to go here :)

  2. Shah Jahan created the Taj Mahal "crown of palaces" in Agra India, completed in 1648. Ustad Ahmad Lahauri of Persia supervised the design, with extensive personal involvement in the construction, and architects included Abd ul-Karim Ma'mur Khan and Makramat Khan. The famous white mausoleum is just one part of the enormous 55.5 acre complex, dedicated to Jahan's third wife, Mumtaz Mahal.Get Offer taj mahal tour packages.


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