Visit Taj Mahal, a building of unsurpassed architectural
beauty, regarded as one of the eight wonders in the world. Built of pure
white marble, the building looks particularly stunning at dawn, sunset and
moonlight. The Taj Mahal is the most famous epitome of Indian architecture.
The Taj has aroused emotions in many a romantic heart from the day it came
||soft dream like
||seem suspended, especially from other side of the river
Taj Mahal in India is a part of a complex. It sits on a platform with its
all four corners trancated. The central dome, flanked by domed chambers, is
58 metre in diametre. Four slender minarets are very graceful. Calligraphy
is done using precious gems like jasper and agate. The tomb is bedecked with
inlaid design of flowers. Passages from the Holy Quran have been chiselled.
Symmetry of architectural elements has been employed.
History of Taj Mahal
The Tajmahal in Agra was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of
his beloved wife Mumtaz. This is the reason it is called an 'elegy in
marble'. The mausoleum holds the graves of both Mumtaz and Shahjahan.
Facts About Taj Mahal
» The Taj was built over a period of 22 years.
» 20,000 workers were employed in the construction.
» It incurred the cost of Rs. 32 million.
» Ustad Isa was the master architect.
» Construction material was brought was number of places in Asia.