The Taj Mahal is one of the famous seven wonders in the world. Taj attracts many people in the world. It is situated in Agra near Yamuna river. There are many other monuments in and around Agra but Taj is the most famous.
It looks wonderfully beautiful. It looks different at different times. In the moonlight, it is at its best. In the morning, it is different in its glory and majesty. One visit is not sufficient to appreciate Taj.
Many visitors come to see the Taj every day from India and abroad. No other monument is so fascinating and attractive as Taj is. They look at its beauty, grandeur and majesty with abated breath.
Poets and writers have written in its praise and admiration. The Mughal emperor Shah Jehan got it built in memory of his queen, Mumtaz Mahal. After her death, she was laid to rest here.
It stands on a high and huge platform made of red sandstone. The Taj is built with white marble, it took about 17 years to complete it. The fountains and water channels in front of the Taj add to its beauty.
Its reflection in the water channel is fantastic. There are four tall towers or minarets around the Taj. All around, there are lush-green lawns and flower beds. It looks like a fairyland.
Under the tomb lies the bodies of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal. Every tourist from the foreign land thinks that his visit to India is incomplete without visiting the Taj. I like the Taj very much