Taj Mahal is eminent with its grace and glory. The eternal beauty of this white beauty has amazed tourists, historians and architects throughout the years and hence Taj Mahal was acclaimed as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It is a desire for almost every lover of the world to spend some lovable moments with their special ones sitting hand in hand at a full moon night.
Why is Taj Mahal so special, why people feel so enthralled after a visit to Taj Mahal; let us hear the same from the spectators themselves.
‘The sight of this mansion creates sorrowing sighs and makes sun and moon shed tears from their eyes. In this world this edifice has been made to display, thereby, the Creator's glory.’
- By Shah Jahan in Badshah Nama
‘It appears like a perfect pearl on an azure ground. The effect is such I have never experienced from any work of art.’
- By Hodges, a British Painter
‘I cannot tell what I think. I do not know how to criticize such a building but I can tell what I feel. I would die tomorrow to have such another over me.’
- By British officer, Colonel Sleeman's wife
‘Did you ever build a castle in the Air? Here is one, brought down to earth and fixed for the wonder of ages".’
- By Bayard Taylor, an American novelist
‘If I had never done anything else in India, I have written my name here, and the letters are a living joy.’
- By Lord Curzon, the British Governor-General
‘You know Shah Jahan, life and youth, wealth and glory, they all drift away in the current of time. You strove therefore, to perpetuate only the sorrow of your heart? Let the splendor of diamond, pearl and ruby vanish? Only let this one teardrop, this Taj Mahal, glisten spotlessly bright on the cheek of time, forever and ever.’
- By Rabindra Nath Tagore, the great Indian poet
‘Not a piece of architecture, as other buildings is, but the proud passions of an emperor's love wrought in living stones.’
- By Sir Edwin Arnold, the English Poet
Hence be at Taj Mahal this vacation to witness the truth of the above quotes and rediscover the beauty of Indian architecture.