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Architecture of Taj Mahal
As you think of the Taj Mahal, the first thing that strikes you is the dome that stands guarded by the four minarets on the four sides of the main structure. In fact it's the architecture of the Taj Mahal that gives it life. When looking for a tour to Agra, Taj Mahal Agra takes you on a date with the symbol of love.

Built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, Taj Mahal is matchless in grandeur and architecture when compared with other monuments that were built during the Mughal era. In fact it surpasses the other wonders in the world both as a model of scientific planning and as a brilliant piece of architecture. Perhaps this is what makes Taj Mahal India's most famous architectural wonder.

Inspired by the Persian (Iranian) architecture, as most tombs of the Mughal era are, Taj has a unique place of its own. Ustad Ahmad Lahori, an Indian architect of Persian descent is believed to be the man who shaped Taj and made it a reality.

Completed in 1653, Taj was conceived in such a manner as to withstand the natural calamites. Interestingly, more than three centuries later, Taj Mahal has stood the test of time. No wonder, then it is the beauty and design that has made the Taj an architectural brilliance.

Perched on the bank of the Yamuna, it's the dome of the Taj Mahal that lends it a unique character. It is basically what gives Taj Mahal Agra, a different look at different time of the day and on moonlit nights as well. A combination of white marble and semi-precious stones inlaid on the dome with the river Yamuna at the background, make Taj don different hues.

Minarets on the four corners of the Taj compliment Taj Mahal well and make a wonderful sight. Each minaret is about 40 meters tall and tapers as it rises. The positioning and the way these minarets gel with the main structure, is one fine example of the architectural brilliance. Built in a way that each minaret is slightly slanted to the outer side, so as to avoid any damage to the main structure in case of earthquake.

On the finer side, the intricate drawing on the walls and the jali work offer travellers an opportunity to see the quality and beauty of the floral motifs. The calligraphic work on the arch of the entrance spells exquisite class, where verses from the Quran, the holy book of the Muslims have been quoted. The beautiful floral and plant pattern with slender twigs and the twist and turn of the leaves make a matchless piece of art.

'One for the album' is what aptly describes the lawns of the Taj Mahal. A picture postcard with Taj Mahal as the backdrop is what every one visiting the Taj aspires for. The lush green lawns and the waterways meeting the pool at the center makes yet another fascinating sight. The reflection of the Taj on a clear day is what makes the experience more exciting. Add a number of fountains around and you have a perfect picture postcard.

But the Taj Mahal is just not an architectural wonder as the English poet Sir Edwin Arnold has said, " Not a piece of architecture, as other buildings are, but the proud passions of an emperor's love wrought in living stones." Explore the architectural brilliance of the Taj Mahal with Taj Mahal Agra.