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One Of The Seven Wonders Of The World Taj Mahal

The ARK Infrastructure Sep 12, 2019
Taj Mahal is an immense mausoleum of white marble, built in Agra between 1631 and 1648 by order of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favourite wife. It is also an eternal testament to the artistic and scientific accomplishments of a wealthy empire. Taj Mahal is most admirable masterpiece of Muslim Architecture.
Standing majestically on the banks of River Yamuna, the Taj Mahal is synonymous to love and romance. Taj Mahal, "the epitome of love", is "a monument of immeasurable beauty".

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Taj Mahal Gateway: The Taj is hidden by a massive red sandstone Taj gateway. It is main entrance to Taj Mahal. The massive Taj gateway was completed in year 1648 and stands 30 m high. The gateway is topped by small cupolas. Symbolic of the divide between the material and the spiritual, the gateway is decorated in calligraphy with verses from holy Koran.
Mesmerizing Sunset view of Taj Mahal from bank of Yamuna river.
Taj Mahal is resting in the middle of a wide 7 m high white marble plinth. The four indistinguishable faces of the Taj are in perfect symmetry, each with a wide central arch rising to 33 m at its apex and chamfered corners incorporating smaller arches. The majestic 73 m high central dome is surrounded by four lesser domes.
At the four corners of the structure are octagonal minarets capped with larger domes. Taj Mahal is surrounded by lush gardens, complete with an enormous reflecting pool, walking paths, fountains, and ornamental trees. Two red sandstone buildings also flank the main mausoleum on either side. One, to the west, is a mosque. The other is a former guesthouse.
Taj Mahal is built in semi-translucent white makrana marble, inlaid with thousands of semi-precious stones lapis lazuli, jade, crystal, turquoise, and amethyst, in highly formalized and intertwining geometric and floral designs. Verses from the Koran were inscribed across numerous sections of the Taj Mahal in calligraphy.
Evening colors of Taj Mahal from bank of Yamuna river.
The frame of the portal arches and the spandrels are filled with flowery arabesques of stone intarsia and the arches bordered with rope molding.Two notable decorative features are repeated throughout the complex: pietra dura and Arabic calligraphy.
Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder! Probably for Taj Mahal, the axiom is just the other way round. The Taj is the beauty personified! Taj Mahal has been described by the poet Rabindranath Tagore as a "teardrop on the cheek of eternity". The Taj displays its different moods through its varied shades. 
Graveyard of Mughal Emeror Shah Jahan and his third wife Mumtaj Mahal inside Taj Mahal.
The Taj Mahal remains open every day from sunrise to sunset. However, it is closed every Friday. The best season to visit the Taj Mahal is from October to February. The best time to visit Taj Mahal is unarguably the sunrise when it looks the most majestic. Another magical time to visit the Taj is the sunset. Entry fees is charged by authorities.

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