A Visit to Taj Mahal amidst Lockdown

I was terribly bored at home and with many places on my bucket list to check off I didn’t want to become a slave to this monotonous lifestyle.

At that moment I promptly made a plan for my first ever solo trip! 

Unfortunately, a lockdown was announced.

I felt miserable after convincing my parents really hard but all my efforts went in vain.

 I furiously scrolled over my phone, when I came across one of the articles that grabbed my attention.

 The Googleartsandculture for Visual Reality is the best platform one can leverage for visiting exceptional tourist places throughout the world! Isn’t it amazing?

I was on cloud nine, elated with the hope to live my dream.

And I have decided to take this trip to the exceptional monument.

Join me on the journey to explore the pride. 

Taj Mahal is an epitome of love, Mughal architecture, and art.
Taj Mahal
Photograph of Taj Mahal by Manav Peswani

This incredible heaven on earth is situated in Agra, North India keeping the love alive in every visitor’s heart. The impressive architecture of the Taj Mahal mesmerizes from the moment you lay eyes on this beauty.

 A day in royalty, love, and art is indeed a day worth living!

Taj Mahal was built by a famous Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in between 1630-1653, as a tribute of love in memory of his favorite wife Mumtaz. Mumtaz’s soul departed the world after the birth of her 14th child but her love made Shah Jahan find solace till eternity.

 This marvelous creation is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

I couldn’t take my eyes off this magnificent monument and get completely lost the second I entered the main gateway. The gateway is made of red sandstone which is 100ft high, engraved in Arabic calligraphy from verses of the Holy Quran.

Taj Mahal
Photographer Sayana

 As you approach the beautiful garden, you will be welcomed by the flora radiating positivity and the scent of love. It is an emotional sight to stand in front of the majestic Mughal Architecture and adore the charming view. 

The reflection of the elegant Taj in a mirroring pool gives a glimpse of paradise, which also signifies the remarkable work of architecture. The Googleartsandculture app got me completely hooked to exploring the Taj, a delightful site. It felt so far away yet so near.

 It took the love of 20,000 workers, artisans, and 100 elephants to carry material in building this breathtaking monument. 

Taj Mahal is built with ivory-white marble manifesting the Mughal Architecture, the interiors of the Taj Mahal are inscribed with Persian floral motifs made of precious stones. The incredible eye-catching symmetry of the Taj leaves one in awe. The cenotaphs of Mumtaz and Shah Jahan are located in the central chamber with a carved screen (jali) on one side of the wall that is worth admiring. 

The four tombs surrounding the main mausoleum glorifies the pride, love, and honor.

 The onion-shaped cupolas on the top are meticulously designed forming an exquisite skyline. One begins to experience the royal era in this place. Taj Mahal has several imprinted symbols inside it, exposing the blissful art of ancient times. 

Bird's eye view of Taj Mahal
Bird’s eye view of Taj Mahal captured by Sayana

Taj Mahal is the architectural monument of love, that never fails in making one extol the rich heritage of India. The essence of love fascinated me the most about this alluring place. But it is disheartening to see that the Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world is deteriorating because of chronic pollution caused majorly due to illegal constructions and air pollution. The Government of India has taken several initiatives to preserve our Taj! As an admirer and a responsible individual, it is also vital to adhere to the government rules. Lockdown has turned to be a blessing in disguise, as it has a positive effect on the environment. Although, in the long term the necessity to conserve the monument is alarming. If you are planning to visit this place any time soon ensure to contribute by following eco-friendly practices.

 The pollution should evanescent because love never fades away!

Beyond a shadow of a doubt, one will utter Wah Taj!

Which place are you virtual visiting today? Let me know in the comments section.


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