The Taj Mahal – An Epitome of an Eternal Love

One of the eight wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal is an ode to eternal love. Located in Agra once the capital of the Mughal Empire, this great architectural monument was stands magnificently on the banks of the River Yamuna. A testament of love through the ages, the Taj Mahal that means „Crown Palace“ is the World’s Greatest Monument to Love.

Built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, the beautiful Taj Mahal is a tribute to his favoured wife Mumtaz Mahal, who died while giving birth to the Emperor’s 14th child. The grief-stricken Shah Jahan commissioned the construction of her tomb soon after her death resulting in a 22-year long journey of completion in 1648. This white marble creation of beauty was carried our by many skilled people, with intricate designs and detail made to every part of this great monument. Standing on a red sandstone base, the white marble which is adorned with semi-precious stones, calligraphy, plant motifs, Spandrel detail and delicate pierce work. Declared a work of art, the Taj Mahal is said to have been designed by giants and finished by jewellers this describing its exquisite workmanship.

In the 19th century Lord Curzon, a British viceroy commissioned the restoration of the Taj Mahal as it had fallen to dismay due to thievery and defacement. Following the completion of the restoration, the Taj Mahal displayed the splendour of what is loved and revered today. The beautiful gardens and British styled lawns as well as the lamp in the interior chamber were the result

The Taj Mahal being a monument to Shah Jahan’s eternal of his love for Mumtaz Mahal is also her tomb. Her tomb lies in the lower chamber of this architectural wonder. Many historians believe the shrine is a dedication to a beautiful woman, whereby its side depict the many ways of viewing a woman. As the river reflects the Crown Palace, it sparkles with the jewels reflecting the many colours of the air. The Taj Mahal sparkles like the jewels it carries on its white marble and as the sun hits its jewels, the palace turns a soothing shade of pink during dawn, pure and milky white during the day and evening, and golden under the moonlight.

As one of the wonder of the world, this monument is a favoured attraction of people around the world; the Taj Mahal brings forth many tourists from all over the world. Lovers flock to this monument of eternal love, in the hope of experiencing a love as great as that of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal. With the popular magnetism to the Taj Mahal, the local commune has flourished with local bazaars and markets. With the Taj Mahal being declared a UNESCO Heritage Site in 1983, many means have been undertaken to not let the rising population and pollution cause any harm to this epitome of love.

Visit this wonderful dedication of eternal love and be enamoured by the sheer grandiosity and exquisiteness of the Taj Mahal while staying at The Gateway Hotel in Agra The hotel, which is situated 3 kilometers away from the Taj Mahal, offers comfort and warmth with a touch of modernity along with a splendid view of the World’s Greatest Monument to Love.

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