The Legend of... "Taj"
Uniqueness makes everything different and special. The Mughals are eminent for their knowledge and passion for architecture. There are many magnificent and majestic monuments have been built by Mughal in India and Taj Mahal is one of them.
Taj Mahal which means Crown Palace is one of the Wonders of the World; it is situated in Agra on the banks of the river Yamuna. Measuring love is one of the toughest and almost, impossible tasks of the universe. No one can measure the depth of one’s love and feeling but while visiting Taj Mahal, you can do this.
You can see Taj from the roof of many nearby hotels. Many of them have conveniently placed (over priced) restaurants on their rooftops. The glimpse of the Taj, while having lunch is spectacular.
Story behind the Taj
It was built by the Mughal Emperor Shahjahan as a Mausoleum in memory of his beloved wife, Ercümend Banu; famously known as Mumtaz Mahal (meaning Ornament of the Palace). Around 22000 workers completed the Taj in about 22 years from 1632 to 1654 AD.
For accommodation of the workers, a small town, named after the deceased empress – ‘Mumtazabad’, now known as Taj Ganj, was built adjacent to it. The material was brought in from all over India and central Asia and it took a fleet of 1000 elephants to transport it to the site. Its construction works began period of 22 years employing 2000 workers
Visit twice a day
You must plan to visit the Taj at least two different times during the day (dusk and dawn are best) in order to experience the full effect of changing sunlight on the amazing building. It is also utterly stunning under a full moon.
Mark of Eternal Love
The exceptional beauty of the Taj is such that it never fails to enchant its visitors. No photograph does justice to the aura of the real Taj. Its true grandeur needs to be seen to be believed. You must explore the symbol of the world’s most famous love story. Come and enjoy the mystic charm and magic of the Taj Mahal.
In next post, I would love to share another side of Taj... based on people theories and the Legend of Taj.