Tajmahal – A love story

A monument for timeless love, the beautiful architecture, the tale of eternal love, the beauty…one word says it all ‘Tajmahal’…

Visiting taj was one of the best trips I have had. The aura which comes with taj, makes it even more exciting to see…..

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Tajmahal

Agra is well connected with lot of bus / taxi services . Local auto can be used to commute around the city, though only electric and man-powered vehicles like rickshaws are allowed near taj to preserve the monument from pollution. Luckily it was not a crowded day and I had all my time to enjoy the view….

The first view of the taj was great. It just brings out those smiles out. The strange part is ,the nearer you get to taj, the more you fall in love with it. It took sometime to sink in and I felt taj should be enjoyed like nice old wine, just sit down taking in the view slowly, along with its story. White marble, lovely carvings, beautiful view of river Yamuna next to the taj….loved it.

The story says…

Taj Mahal was built by the fifth Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan in 1631 in memory of his third but the most favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal, a Muslim Persian princess. She died while accompanying her husband in Burhanpur. The death so crushed the emperor that all his hair and beard were said to have grown snow white in a few months. Legend has it that during his eight years long ailment and imprisonment by his son, Shah Jahan used to intensly view the Taj lying on the bed through a diamond fixed in the wall in front at a particular angle from the Agra fort. Myth is Shah Jahan who fulfilled the wishes of his beloved, could not find fulfilment of his own wish to build a Black Taj to express his mourning for the beloved Queen Mumtaz Mahal even after his death.

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View of Taj from Agra Fort
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Shahjahan’s prison in Agra fort

Agra fort and Agra bazar are other things one can visit. A walk through the night bazars, some Agra petha can be attempted. Overall it was a trip to cherish……

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