A VISIT TO A HISTORICAL PLACE – THE TAJ MAHAL
Introduction: There are many beautiful and worth seeing places in India. During the last summer vacations, I visited one such beautiful place with my family.
Name of the place and location: We decided to visit Agra. Agra is a beautiful and historical city. But the Taj Mahal of Agra is the major attraction. It is located on the banks of river Yamuna. It is the most beautiful building made up of white marble. It has four minarets. Its gateway is made of red rock. The surrounding garden makes the Taj more beautiful.
Significance: The great Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan built it in the memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It was built about three centuries ago. It took about twenty years and was built by nearly 20,000 workers. We visited every corner of the Taj Mahal. We found marble tombs of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal situated in the middle of main building. Couplets from Koran are engraved beautifully on Taj’s walls which is a wonder of calligraphy. The Taj is surrounded by attractive lawns, trees and fountains. Taj is an example of love and a piece of art all over the world. It marks the excellence of Mughal architecture.
Conclusion: We spent few hours and enjoyed a lot inside this place. I found numerous India and foreign tourists pouring in. By noon, we had completed the tour of Taj Mahal and returned back. I enjoyed my trip to the Taj Mahal very much. It was really an unforgettable experience.
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