Thursday, September 15, 2011

Taj Mahal Inde - Glimpse of Taj Mahal

Inde Tourism offers info on legendary history of Taj Mahal. It is sitauted on the banks of river Yamuna, in Agra. Taj Mahal Inde is the world famous tourist destination and is regarded as one of the seven wonders of the world.

About Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal “epitome of love”, was built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. The monument signifies immense and endless love of the Mughal emperor for his loving wife which led to the construction of this magnificent monument. Taj Mahal Inde is the finest piece of Mughal architecture during the Shah Jahan's reign.

History of Taj Mahal

The construction of white marble mausoleum started around 1632 and was completed in 1653, in which thousands of artisans and craftsman were involved. The monument reflects the architectural skill of architect Ustad Isa, a famous architect during the Mughal era, the one who designed Taj Mahal.

Architecture of Taj Mahal Inde

The spectacular features of the monument mesmerizes the visitors. The tomb is enhanced by the use of pure white marble, the exquisite ornamentation and precious gemstone. The decorative elements are created by applying paint, stucco, stone inlays or carvings. Semi precious stones embedded in the white marble shines in the night, when it catches the glow of the moon. The monument enjoys the picturesque location, surrounded by greenery of various plants and trees, along with the beautiful Mughal garden.

Graves in Taj Mahal

The word Taj Mahal means the 'Crown Palace'. Taj Mahal Inde treasures the g of Emperor Shah Jahan and his wife Mumtaz Mahal. The grave of Shah Jahan was added later on.

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