The wonder that is Taj


There are a few things in this world that one must see in their lifetime. Some may say the Eiffel Tower or the Grand Canyon. To me, it has got to be the Taj Mahal.

As you enter the main gate leading to the Taj, you see the arch of the gate slowly unveil this majestic piece of architecture and framing it in the process. It literally takes your breath away. You can’t help but stop and take in this wonder of a sight right before you. Then you whip out your camera and take a zillion photos of this perfectly symmetrical and incredibly photogenic man made creation.

What makes the Taj all the more special is the story behind it. Emperor Shah Jahan was so heartbroken by the death of his beloved wife Mumtaz that he commissioned the building of the Taj as a mausoleum in memory of her. Add to that the outrageous myth that every craftsman and builder had their hands chopped off to prevent a replica of the Taj from being built. It is impossible not to be charmed by this architectural marvel.