Saturday, October 24, 2009

Taj Mahal - You Must See Before You Die

Taj Mahal is India’s most recognized monument and is also one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It is considered to be one amongst the eight most majestic historical structures of the world. This white marble structure was the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan’s, gift for his dead wife – Mumtaz Mahal. He loved his wife so much that he ordered for the best of artisans to create a design as there has never been, and something that cannot be replicated. It was constructed over a period of 22 years in the 17th century, by a workforce of 20,000 including painters, stonecutters, gardeners, embroidery artists, masons and other laborers.

The Taj Mahal changes colors from dawn to night, it is pinkish in the morning, milky white in the evening and golden when the moon shines, it is said that the changing colors of the tomb depict the various moods of a woman. It is built in a unique mughal style with a beautiful blend of Indo-Islamic architecture. People all over the world desire to see the Taj Mahal and only a lucky few get to see this wonder in marble. It is completely breathtaking the sight of the Taj Mahal in full moon light. Taj Mahal looks so mesmerizing on a full moon night that you will not even notice how the night passed and the sun came to bathe it in shades of pink.

It also reflects the sunlight and seems to blend in with the moods of the sun rays during the different phases of the day, such that it appears yellow in the mornings and changes its hues to sparkling white in the day and a light pink in the twilight dust. We have no words to justice its incredible detail, but it would be enough to say that the Taj has a life of its own that leaps out of marble, provided you understand that it is a monument of love.

India travel is incomplete without experiencing the Taj Mahal. A tour to the Taj Mahal is a once in a lifetime experience, that leaves you with many cherished memories to last a lifetime. I hope you will get complete information about Taj Mahal by this article. Click here for detail about Taj Mahal Tour Packages in India.

Friday, October 23, 2009

A Tribute to Beauty, Monument of love

Taj Mahal – Embodiment of Grace and Romance !

Male Protagonist:Shah Jahan (Prince Khurram)
Female Protagonist: Mumtaz Mahal (Arjumand Banu Begum)

Shah Jahan met Mumtaz Mahal and fell in love. He married her after five years and they were leading a very happy life. While giving birth to their last child, Mumtaz Mahal died due to some complications. A few years later Shah Jahan built the world's most beautiful monument "Taj Mahal" in the memory of his wife.

One of the wonders of the world "Taj Mahal" has a beautiful love story behind its construction. Taj Mahal love story is about Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal. Shah Jahan, initially named Prince Khurram, took birth in the year 1592. The son of Jehangir, the fourth Mughal emperor of India, he fell in love in Arjumand Banu Begum at first time. At that time he was 14 years old and she, a Muslim Persian princess, was 15. After meeting her, Shah Jahan went back to his father and declared that he wanted to marry her. Read on to know more about the love story behind Taj Mahal of Agra…...