Taj Mahal is India’s pride. It is the most beautiful example of what love can bring out in a man. The monument of love is so unique that it is one of the most popular destinations on the planet. Those who have visited this mausoleum know that no camera can capture the beauty of this place. You will need to see this megastructure with your own eyes to believe it.
The Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan constructed taj Mahal in memory of his loving wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The folklore said when Mumtaz died, Shah Jahan locked himself inside a room for a year and when he came out, he looked like a geriatric person.
There are false tombs of Mumtaz and Shah Jahan on the entrance of the Taj Mahal, the real tombs are on a lower level, away from the public sight. It took twenty-two years of construction to build the Taj Mahal and the architectural designs and stone cutting you see there is not present anywhere in the world.
On the full moon, the Taj Mahal looks even more beautiful. The locals call it “Chamki,” I was lucky enough to have seen the Taj Mahal from the banks of Yamuna river at sunrise. The hazy view was an inspiration for me, and I finally understood why the Taj Mahal is called the symbol of love. They say if you turn and look at Taj Mahal, you will be back someday; I did, and I went again after some time.