|Taj Mahal blanketed in mist|
It is a mausoleum, it is all in marble and it is magnificent. I was fortunate to see the marvelous Taj Mahal a few years ago but unfortunately the day I was there, the mist was also present. So this is the only (full) picture I have of this monument, which is every Indian's pride.
Taj Mahal was Emperor Shah Jahan's token of love; a tomb for his third and most favourite wife Mumtaj Mahal. History says it took 22 years, 20,000 people and 1000 elephants to get the mausoleum built. This construction that was completed in 1653 also houses the remains of Shah Jahan himself.
Considered to be the perfect example of Mughal Architecture, this gorgeous monument stands beside the Yamuna River in Agra in North India. With its exquisite details, its neat Mughal Gardens and its standing as specimen of symmetry, Taj Mahal attracts millions of visitors every year. Taj Mahal has made its way into Seven Wonders of the World several times and we can all see why.
|One of the four minarets that adorn the corners of the Taj Mahal|
See better pics. of the Taj `here'