Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal

From its architectural point, if you thought it's symmetry was the most peculiar thing, you are wrong. If you thought it not, you are further wrong. Every piece in the Taj , including those trees, once lined its garden were done keeping in mind symmetry. There is even this massive structure built in the complex , called Jawab (literally means 'answer' to match the mosque in the garden next to Taj.

The tomb of Mumtaz Mahal is at the very center of this symmetry. It has to be. Mumtaz is the very reason for Taj.

So many years later, when Shah Jahan's tomb had to be built, and that too next to the tomb of Mumtaz , there was no choice but to break the symmetry for the first time in its design!

See also the Poor man's Taj!

Taj From Agra Fort

Probably the same view Shah Jahan had during his final days from the prison in the fort.

Taj Mahal seen From Agra Fort

Taj Mahal seen From Agra Fort

Non Touristy side of Taj

This was shot on a Friday. Friday is special , because Taj is closed on Fridays.

Taj from Yamuna side

Taj seen from the Yamuna Riverbed. Photograph taken from National Highway 44 (NH 44) near Agra Fort

The Other side of Taj

This is the rear side of Taj.

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