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Visit the Taj Mahal, India
It is a myth of the 7
The Taj Mahal is a mausoleum of myth. Mysterious legends embrace the spectacular beauty through ages. People who return from their India trip often have to answer the inevitable question on whether they visited the Taj Mahal. The crown jewel of Mughal architecture actually symbolizes the entire royal myth interwoven with India as a tourist destination. Some sources also say the mausoleum was actually an ancient temple of Lord Shiva. There are many closed compartments inside the architecture.
It is an exquisite work of architecture
The grand beauty of the Taj redefines architectural brilliance. It is simply extraordinary to experience the perfection of the grandness in person. The then Mughal emperor Shahjehan assigned the task to royal architect Ustad Ahmad Lahauri. The design consists of a magnificent central dome and four turrets surrounding it at the corners of the square base. The lotus motif recurs as the vessel to hold the bulbous top, which assumes the significance of partially closed lotus petals. In fact, the Taj reflects a beautiful blending of traditional Islamic and Hindu architecture. The Lotus is a holy motif of Hinduism, and the top finial also looks like a trident, made with the curved moon, which is the holiest emblem in Islam.
It is a symbol of love
The Taj Mahal holds the grave of Mumtaj Mahal in heart. The emperor wanted to bestow the magnificence of the heavens on to earth, in honoring, and perhaps repentant of the passing away of his wife Mumtaj, dead at childbirth. Indeed, it is not a presumption that the emperor was repentant. Shahjehan actually described Taj Mahal as a purest monument where the sins of all lives disappear. He sought it as a refuge for the guilty when he described it. He also said the Taj is the tear of the moon and the sun. The pure magic of a repentant mighty man, and the myth of Shiva- Shakti render the most beautiful amazement to this white marble wonder!
It is a World Heritage site
The UNESCO World Heritage Site holds the memories of an extraordinarily regal era that cease to exist. The Taj remains as a silent testimony of the grand royalty of the mythical Mughals. The Mughal era remains an integral aspect of India’s heritage. The Taj Mahal is an immortal testimony of a majestic era when Emperors commanded the grandeur to decorate the engravings of a huge monument with semi-precious stones! Visitors can still feel the grooves in the wall engravings where the stones used to be the petals of flowers on trees from heavens. Unfortunately, the British colonial rulers took out every single piece of stone. However, time heals wounds. Many tourists from the UK visit the mausoleum every year.
It is a souvenir from infinity
The timeless beauty of the Taj Mahal is a souvenir from infinity to the modern world. You can touch the extraordinary experience, and feel the absolute majestic charm of the ancient architecture. Photography and loud noises are among the banned things to do at Taj Mahal. Of course, you can also buy small Taj replicas from the shops at Agra. Visitors can also experience the pure magic of seeing the Taj on a full moon night! Actually, the Archaeological Survey of India allows five nights every month for this. Travelers can book night tickets for the full moon night, two days before the night, and two days after it. Seeing the Taj bathed in moonlight is a feeling beyond all words! There are so many amazing places to visit in India just like the marble magic at Agra. You need to find a good travel service to plan a suitable Indian itinerary for experiencing the royal orient that still lives in the corners of modern life.