The splendor that is Taj!

Team WOWRAL Mar 07, 2016

The Taj Mahal stands tall and beautiful as its name.

Winner of the new 7 wonders of the world, the Taj or The Taj Mahal is an ivory-white marble mausoleum on the south bank of the Yamuna river in the Indian city of Agra. It was initiated in 1632 by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan (reigned 1628–1658), to house the tomb of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The tomb is the centrepiece of a 42-acre complex, which includes a mosque and a guest house, and is set in formal gardens bounded on three sides by a crenellated wall. In Persian Taj Mahal means "Crown of Palaces.”

The work was mostly completed in 1643 however continued for another 10 years to come. The Taj Mahal was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 for being "the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage". Described by the Nobel laureate, Rabindranath Tagore, as "the tear-drop on the cheek of time", it is regarded by many as the best example of Mughal architecture and a symbol of India's rich history. The Taj Mahal attracts 7–8 million visitors a year.

Here, we present a few photographs of the amazing monument, all clicked in the month of March as a normal tourist would. Hope you enjoy them.

The description!

The description!

The grand corridor!

The grand corridor!

The awe- inspiring entrance!

The awe- inspiring entrance!

No machines yet the perfection in symmetry is mind blowing!

No machines yet the perfection in symmetry is mind blowing!

The first view and we are hooked. Forever!

The first view and we are hooked. Forever!

Why not take some 'me' time the pigeons wonder in the fountain water!

Why not take some 'me' time the pigeons wonder in the fountain water!

It grows more magnificent as we advance towards it!

It grows more magnificent as we advance towards it!

The earth laughs in flowers! Such truth!

The earth laughs in flowers! Such truth!

The nearer, the perfection increases!

The nearer, the perfection increases!

Love is thy name!

Love is thy name!

Inside the mosque!

Inside the mosque!

The extravaganza!

The extravaganza!

Up, up in the sky! One of the minarets.

Up, up in the sky! One of the minarets.

Heritage meets technology!

Heritage meets technology!

The gorgeous Yamuna river at the back side!

The gorgeous Yamuna river at the back side!

The expanse!

The expanse!

The last and the most breathtaking view!

The last and the most breathtaking view!

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