Taj Mahal: One Mausoleum Viewed from Different Perspectives

Shikha Saxena
4 min readApr 14, 2022

1 of 7 wonders of the world has inherent eternal beauty that makes it unique

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Taj Mahal, is a white marble monument built in Agra, India around 1631–1648, an epitome of love, raised in dedication to wife Mumtaz Mahal by Moghul Emperor Shah Jahan. Taj Mahal: One Mausoleum Viewed from Different Perspectives, is one of seven wonders in the world!

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The Emperor and his beloved wife is buried under this famous Mausoleum. I have visited the mausoleum many times in past decades, each time it gives a mixed feeling of admiration and awe. A feeling of respect, fear and wonder and sometimes an eerie feeling, as you step in alongside, hundreds of other visitors.

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Earlier it was allowed to go downstairs and visit real tombs of the couple. Nowadays it is restricted to visit real ones and you can just view the placeholder tombs built on upper floors, just above the real tombs.

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Situated at the banks of river Yamuna in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, State of northern India, Taj Mahal is a great tourist attraction. An estimated number just before pandemic was around 7000 to 70,000 visitors daily and around 7–8 million annually.

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Taj Mahal declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982 and beside viewing it during day time, this great monument must be seen on a full moon night, in all its glory and splendor! [UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization]

Shikha Saxena

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