The Magnificent Taj Mahal: An Absolute Wonder of the Universe

Taj Mahal, One of the Seven Wonders of the World, example of an exquisite and splendid architecture, symbol of love… All these synonyms fall short to explain its majestic and enthralling beauty. Centuies have gone by, but its beauty is still intact.

Here is my exclusive photo blog for “The Taj Mahal”. I tried to capture its scenic beauty from each angle possible from my brand new Asus Zenfone Zoom which takes pictures with quality equivalent to that of any DSLR camera. I really love to travel and I also love to capture every moment of it !

Taj Mahal Entrance
Main entrance to the Taj Mahal, Agra

 

Main entrance to Taj Mahal
Closer look at the main entrance darwaza to Taj Mahal

Take a closer look at the main gateway to the Taj and you will find that it has verses from Quran inscribed on the white marble. I would like to mention a fact here – the flowers and the verses which you see here are neither made by using any colour nor painted; instead it is the marble carvings itself. So, its just the marbles and other precious stones.

I visited Taj on a chilly winter morning accompanied with a lot of fog. I tried to capture that particular dreamlike view of Taj. So, have a look!

Front View: Taj Mahal, photo taken by Asus Zenfone zoom
Front View: Taj Mahal, photo taken by Asus Zenfone zoom

And the above one is my favourite, with the bird flying just in front of Taj.

 

Taj Mahal
Image of the Taj in the reflecting water pond

My Asus Zenfone zoom’s 3x focus feature and its super resolution mode, made it possible on a hazy-foggy day to click perfectly clear image of the reflection of Taj in the reflecting water pond. This is one favourite spot to click Taj’s pictures for photographers.

 

Minaret of Taj
One of the minarets of Taj Mahal

There are four minarets surrounding the Taj Mahal, two in the front and two at the back. This minaret stands tall on the marble floor, rising high in the sky. Not just that these four minarets surround the Taj but they also have an interesting fact to them. During Taj’s construction, one key point was noticed that these minarets could fall on Taj if an earthquake occurs. So, in order to keep it away from damage, its makers constructed one of the two minarets at certain tilted angle such that it doesn’t fall on Taj. You can notice the same in the picture above picture too.

 

Side View of Taj
Side view of Taj; taken from a lower angle

By zooming in the picture, you can notice the persian style writings and poems (caligraphy) on its walls. Taj’s architecture is mostly Persian and Mughal type. Basically, an amalgamation of Islamic, Persian, Mughal and Indian styles of art and architecture.

 

Back side of Taj Mahal
View from the back side

This back view of Taj shows a little bit of the tilted structure of the minarets.

 

Other architectural gems inside the Taj Mahal
Other architectural gems surrounding the Taj Mahal

As you move further inside, you can  find some spectacular architectural monuments surrounding the main structure of Taj. This is on the left to the Taj.

 

Monument facing the right hand side of Taj
Monument facing the right hand side of Taj

 

View of Yamuna River from Taj
View of Yamuna River from Taj

Taj Mahal, built on the banks of the Yamuna river.

So my trip to Taj was one superbly awesome experience. And I hope that after seeing this blog the reason as to why – it is and will always be one of the wonders of the world- will be very much clear.

It is the cultural heritage site of India and also has fascinating historical love story of – the Mughal King Shah Jahan and his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Mughal Emperor Shahjahan got this built in the memory of her wife.

If you plan for a visit to Delhi and wish to explore more places around it then I suggest you to visit the Taj Mahal.

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