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Taj Mahal , the symbol of Shah Jahan’s love for his wife Mumtaz Mahal, guarded by four minarets on each side, is well-known for its architecture all around the globe. The grand architecture of the monument is unmatched by any other monument built during the Mughal times. It is rightly considered as an example of architectural brilliance due to its model of scientific planning. Therefore, it is also one of the 7 wonders of the world.
Its architecture is a blend of Indian and Persian style of architecture whose architect was Ustad Ahmad Lahori, an Indian architect of Persian descent. Even in those times, Taj which was completed in 1653, was thought to be constructed in such a manner that it can withstand any natural calamities. The design, architecture and beauty of Taj is par excellence which was far ahead its time.
Located on the banks of river Yamuna, Taj gets a unique character because of its dome which is built of white marble as well as encrusted with semi-precious stones due to which it changes its color in the day and on moonlit nights.
Each of the 4 minearet is around 40 meters tall and gives it a wonderful sight and goes wonderfully with the main structure of the monument. These minarets are built in such a manner that it is slightly slanted outwards which has been that in case an earthquake strikes, no harm is done to the main structure.
The walls of Taj have intricate drawing and jail work which helps the visitors in admiring the beauty of the floral motifs. The calligraphic work on the arch of the entrance carrying verses from the Quran, the holy book of Muslims, leaves one mesmerized. The beautiful floral and plant pattern with slender twigs and the twist and turn of the leaves make a matchless piece of art.
'One for the album' is what aptly describes the lawns of the Taj Mahal. A picture postcard with Taj Mahal as the backdrop is what every one visiting the Taj aspires for. The lush green lawns and the waterways meeting the pool at the center makes yet another fascinating sight. The reflection of the Taj on a clear day is what makes the experience more exciting. Add a number of fountains around and you have a perfect picture postcard.
While visiting Taj Mahal, wanting to capture a perfect picture moment is all that a tourist desires. With the fascinating monument at the background, fresh green grass, waterways and clear reflection of the Taj in the pool is the sight of immense joy. Along with being the symbol of eternal love, this has also reflected the longing of the visitor to get a picture clicked perfectly, capturing the beauty of the ambiance and excitement during the trip.