The Stupendous Architecture of Taj Mahal imbibed in Symphony of Love

The Stupendous Architecture of Taj Mahal imbibed in Symphony of Love

Taj Mahal is among the Seven Wonders of the World selected during the period of 2000 – 2007. However, it has always been a source of awe and inspiration for designers and architects all over the world. Taj Mahal is dubbed as the “Crown of the Palaces” and the Mughal emperor Shah Jehan built it in the memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal as a symbol of love. The work on the construction and beautification of the palace was completed in the year 1643 and over the course of the last many centuries; it has managed to gain high value in Indian tradition. Today, standing tall in the city of Agra, it has become an icon for the Indian Subcontinent and a major tourist attraction.

We were in the Indian Subcontinent in the month of February last year visiting various places of historical significance including forts, remains of ancient civilizations and museums. We had planned the visit of the Taj Mahal early on our tour but were we unable to find a suitable time due to our other commitments. However, we managed to find a few days in the 2nd week of February to come to Agra and bask in the greatness of the palace. We reached here at night and booked a restaurant near the palace. We had planned to visit the palace the next day so we went out sightseeing in the city for a few hours.

Exploring the Design and Architectural Supremacy of the Taj Mahal

The palace stands at the bank of River Yamuna with ivory-white marble presenting a cherished display for the visitors. We first went to visit the tomb of the building, which is a huge white complex, considered to be inspired by Persian architecture. There are four minarets on four different sides of the tomb adding to the beauty of this place. Inside the tomb, there are beautiful inscriptions and decorative designs of Persian and Indian traditions. The dome itself is a marvel of architecture as it is 35 meters high and with impressive work of marble. We spent hours inside the tomb gazing upon inscriptions and taking pictures.

We then came out to explore the exterior design of the building, which has amazing structures and calligraphy elements. There is a finial of the Mughal Empire at the top of the tomb. On the walls of the tomb, Persian poems have been inscribed while plant motifs are seen everywhere on the exterior side of the building.

Taking a Stroll in the Mughal Garden or Charbagh

In front of the tomb of the Taj Mahal, there is a vast and lush green garden while right in front of the entrance of the tomb, there is a reflecting pool. We took a stroll along the sides of the pool and captured the moments in our cameras. There are trees and fountains, which symbolize the essence of the ancient Persian paradise gardens.

We spent many hours strolling across the garden before we went out to visit the Yamuna River.   Get more info about the louver museum the greatest art museum in the world here.

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