how's taj mahal?

i've this indian frnd who's taking me to see the taj mahal, i really dunno if it'd really b worth it! what say, shall i agree? i mean is it really very pretty? which other places shall i go to?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    The Tāj Mahal is a monument located in Agra, India, constructed between 1631 and 1654 by a workforce of 22,000. The Muslim Mughal Emperor Shāh Jahān commissioned its construction as a mausoleum for his favourite wife, Arjumand Bano Begum, who is better known as Mumtāz.

    The Taj Mahal (sometimes called "the Taj") is generally considered the finest example of Mughal architecture, a style that combines elements of Indian, Islamic and Persian architectures. The Taj Mahal has achieved special note because of the romance of its inspiration. While the white domed marble mausoleum is the most familiar part of the monument, the Taj Mahal is actually an integrated complex of structures.

    The Taj Mahal incorporates and expands on many design traditions, particularly Islamic, Persian, Hindu and earlier Mughal architecture.

    The overall design derived inspiration from a number of successful Timurid and Mughal buildings. These include the Gur-e Amir (the tomb of Timur, progenitor of the Mughal dynasty, in Samarkand),[4] Humayun's Tomb, Itmad-Ud-Daulah's Tomb (sometimes called the Baby Taj), and his own Jama Masjid. Under Shah Jahan's patronage, Mughal building reached new levels of refinement; while previous Mughal building had primarily been constructed of red sandstone, Shah Jahan promoted the use of white marble inlaid with semi-precious stones.

    Interior of masjid dome, showing inlaid geometric decorationHindu craftsmen, particularly sculptors and stonecutters, plied trade throughout Asia during this period, and their work was particularly prized by tomb builders. Whilst the rock-cut architecture which characterises much of this construction had little or no influence on the Taj Mahal, other Indian buildings such as the Man Singh palace in Gwalior were an inspiration for much Mughal palace architecture and the source for the chhatris which can be seen on the Taj Mahal.

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  • 1 decade ago

    The Taj Mahal is definitely worth a visit. Like all the 7 world wonders, it looks so much better up close than any picture you see of it. But if you have never been to India before, you need to know that many parts of northern india can be dirty, - the roads, the public transport, etc. You might not like all of what you see. But if you are going, Rajasthan is another state in north india that you might like to visit. In the southern part of India, you might want to go to the state of Kerala and there's a little seaside town called Pondicherry in Tamil nadu, where Auroville is, which may be interesting. Bangalore, in Karnataka is a bit of a cosmopolitin city, with residents from all over the world, but rather crowded.

  • 1 decade ago

    The Taj Mahal - the glorious marble beauty and one of the seven wonder of the world. This white milky marble tomb built by the emperor Shah Jahan in 1631 - 48 in Agra, near the bank of Yamuna river in the memory of his beloved wife Arjuman Banu Begam nick name Mumtaz Mahal after his death. The monument is the fine example of Islamic architecture. The glorious Taj has thick walls, arches and heavy lintels, motifs are the excellent sample of Indo-Islamic styles.

    The symbol of love - Taj Mahal stands in the middle of walled garden entered through a pavilion. The tomb raised on a terrace. The four minarets are symmetrical to each other, the huge domb set between the four minarets. The interior of the monument is beautifully decorated with carved marble.

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  • 1 decade ago

    It's absolutly unbelievable especially when you learn about the construction and the possible Taj Mahal. Be careful though because you might have heard so much about it and seen so many pictures that you be disapointed but I doubt it.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Taj Mahal is one of the wonders of the world...

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    For a Virtual tour to Taj Mahal you can browse

    http://www.taj-mahal.net/blackLarge.htm

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    oh yes worthwhile to go see it up close not as big in real life many good vistas of it from many angles, nothing in the town of agra , or close by to see , but india holds a wealth of other destinations to see

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