Half a Day in a Love Tomb

Taj Mahal considered as the finest example of Mughal architecture, a style that combines elements from Persian, Turkish, Indian, and Islamic architectural styles is a love tomb. Outside, it looks like a mosque, but this mausoleum had actually been built under Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Her tomb laid inside where it is dim. There are however two beautiful mosques flanking the Taj Mahal which visitors may have overlooked because of their being overshadowed by the grand, ethereal beauty of the Taj Mahal given by the latter's marble facing. My friends and I had visited this mausoleum a day after visiting Agra Fort. We had trouble getting a decent transport back to our hotel the evening before and had walked some distance because of our unwillingness to pay the unreasonable price quoted by cab drivers. Were we rewarded indeed! We got to visit some souvenir shops while walking back and since we were conned into buying some cheap replica of Taj Mahal, the reward I meant then was of course, spending half a day in a love tomb!

Zeroing into Taj Mahal....


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