A trip to Northern India – Part 6 – Taj Mahal, Agra.

November 26, 2016 Devansh Desai 0 Comments



Hey Cupids,


So talking about the demonetization across India and the hardships and problems the travelers have to go through as 500 and 1000 Currency Denominations are not accepted, hope this step by the Prime Minister brings good results.
Once upon a time when these currency notes were accepted ( -J ) , I would like to narrate a wonderful and unforgettable trip that we had to one of the most beautiful wonders of the world and also this will be the last segment of “A trip to Northern India”.
So after visiting Delhi, we hopped on the train that took us to Agra which is about 195 to 200 kms from Delhi.
Once you hear the name of Agra, the picture that immediately brushes your mind will be of the wonderful monument know as TAJ MAHAL.






Love often knows no boundaries and when you see a monument like this your mind will immediately get indulged in a broader definition of love.
In the Bollywood and during school and college time we had seen lovers ( or would rather say cupids ) presenting each other with a small version in the form of a key chain or rather a showpiece that people kept as an item of work presented for display.


Little did we knew that this amazing mausoleum was not only immense but also so wonderfully built that left us completely gob smacked.


Beautifully built with amazing carvings this iconic monument symbolizing love is built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal.
Defined by 4 huge minarets the Taj Mahal is built inside a courtyard that is set behind a reflecting pool.


 
We were trying different poses to get ourselves clicked besides this Wonder of the World.








A more closer view of the entrance.









A beautiful Bird flying & making its way through the Minarets.










One of the four minarets.






The beautiful designs, paintings and an equally amazing architectural work on the marbles of the TAJ MAHAL left us bewildered that how was it possible to construct such a lavish monument when there was no modern technology. Later we realized that the only technology that was available was the experience, skill and proficiency of the craftsmen of India during those time.
Thinking about those artisans I was completely spellbound and lost in an era where these craftsmen and artisans dedicated their lives in creation of this awestruck monument. Dipika quickly snapped and brought me out of hypnosis.
We overheard one of the guides saying that as per the legend Shah Jahan was even planning to build another exact replica of Taj Mahal on the other side of the river with black stone.
Hearing this we said to ourselves Wow….this man had so much at the back of his mind.

Wonder why he wasn’t succeeded.
Awarded a winner of the Seven Wonders of the World , the TAJ MAHAL is a UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE.

Trust us….No CANON or NIKKON can do justice for this beautiful monument.

Visit yourself and be witness to this sheer amazing architectural work that has replicated into what is called “TAJ MAHAL.”
Till that time keep peeping into our pics and stay tuned for next segment…..

Coming Soon only on cupidtravellers.

 Love
Dipika &
DevD

 


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