Taj Mahal is known as “the epitome of love”. Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan got this monument constructed in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, with whom he fell in love at the first sight. The beauty of this superb monument is such that it is beyond the scope of words. The very first sight of the Taj Mahal, the epitome of love and romance leaves one mesmerized. The thoughts that come into the mind while watching the Taj Mahal of Agra is not just its phenomenal beauty, but the immense love which was the reason behind its construction.

There is no other tombstone in the world, which can match the splendor and grandeur of the Taj Mahal. It is standing majestically on the banks of River Yamuna. Construction began in 1631 and was completed in 22 years. Twenty thousand people were deployed to work on it. It is more than 350 years since Taj Mahal was built, but it has not lost its romantic aura, which attracts millions of visitors towards it. It is believed that the name “Taj Mahal” was derived from the name of Shah Jahan wife Mumtaz Mahal and means “Crown Palace”. It is because of this everlasting charm that the Taj Mahal can boast of being one of the most popular world heritage monuments on earth.

The purity of the white marble, the beautiful adornment, precious gemstones used and its picturesque location, all make Taj Mahal travel gain a place amongst the most popular ones. Taj Mahal acquires a different hue at different time of the day. One might have seen Taj 15 times but when you return back to see it 16th times, you will find it something different from the earlier visit.

However, unless and until, one knows the love story behind the Taj Mahal of India, it will come up as just a beautiful building. The Taj at noon, the Taj Mahal at sunset, under the full moon, against the setting sun, and against the rising ball of fire, each time the mausoleum acquires a different accent and tells a different story. It was a reminder of the love of a king for his queen Mumtaz Mahal who could inspire such a monument and also of the king himself who could sign his love across the horizon. Set amongst the serene ambience of a well laid out garden the massive marble structure of the Taj Mahal is awe-inspiring.