Views of Taj Mahal


Visiting Taj Mahal is at the top of the list for anyone who is coming to India for the first time or visiting the region.  Taj Mahal carries lot of reputation of being a beautiful structure and visitors getting awestruck and rightly so.  However, just seeing it plainly on a clear morning might not be the best way to appreciate and enjoy the beauty.  There are atleast seven different views of Taj Mahal and each provides its own uniqueness.  I will list them in increasing order I feel will be the best to see the Taj.  Best view is the last view. (more…)

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Taj Mahal – When the World Stopped


Everyone has heard of Taj Mahal – as a wonder of the world, or as monument of Love.  If not this then as a building with exquisite marble work.  I too started hearing about it when I was a kid, through books, TV or general interaction with elders.  There was a curiosity to see it but it being close to our place it always got put off – next time we will see for sure.  Decades past and next time never came.

By the time I grew up Taj Mahal faded into my memory due to excessive exposure of pictures and general chit chat here and there making me believe that something I have not seen but have fully seen.  After all it is a building only at the end of the day.  Having seen pictures from different angles, and zooms, I had not been able to establish a sense of its size.  I assumed just like another size which should be.  (more…)

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