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Taj Mahal .... A Real Beauty

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Taj Mahal, front entry gate
We left New Delhi at 7 am morning for Agra. The normal timing to reach Agra railway station is 12 noon. But it took us about 3 pm to reach the agra railway station. Being winter season, all trains were running late because of fog.

From railway station, we hired a auto-rickshaw to Taj Mahal. Please dont trust the auto-rickshaw and taxi drivers and never give them advance, if you have hired to-and-fro taxi. Becasue they can cheat. In case of any help, take advice from local traffic police.

When we reached the campus of taj mahal, we all were stumped. Taj is a real beauty.

The focus of the Taj Mahal is the white marble tomb, which stands on a square plinth consisting of a symmetrical building with an iwan, an arch-shaped doorway, topped by a large dome.
Taj Mahal
Like most Mughal tombs, basic elements are Persian in origin.


The exterior decorations of the Taj Mahal are among the finest to be found in Mughal architecture. As the surface area changes, a large pishtaq has more area than a smaller one, and the decorations are refined proportionally. The decorative elements were created by applying paint or stucco, or by stone inlays or carvings. In line with the Islamic prohibition against the use of anthropomorphic forms, the decorative elements can be grouped into either calligraphy, abstract forms or vegetative motifs.

The complex is set around a large 300-meter square charbagh, a Mughal garden. The garden uses raised pathways that divide each of the four quarters of the garden into 16 sunken parterres or flowerbeds. A raised marble water tank at the center of the garden, halfway between the tomb and gateway, with a reflecting pool on North-South axis reflects the image of the Taj Mahal. Elsewhere, the garden is laid out with avenues of trees and fountains. 

We went everywhere in taj. Took photos from every angle posible for us to take snaps. It was really a fun being at Taj Mahal.

You can stay at Agra or can stay at New Delhi and hire a taxi or come by train/road to agra. There many good hotels in agra. If you come to agra from delhi by taxi, you can also cover dharamshal, many other places ....

Keep traveling and Enjoying life .....

bastian8 says:
I have been all over the world, and I have yet to go there. I want to go there someday soon!
Posted on: Apr 22, 2009
aditany says:
definitely on my list for sept 2009!
Posted on: Apr 18, 2009
choong says:
I wanted to go there 3 times but unsuccessful because of unforseen circumstances. I must go there this time
Posted on: Apr 18, 2009
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Taj Mahal, front entry gate
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