Day 10 already!!
The 10th day of my little ‘blogmas’ series, to keep me busy over this festive period is the time I saw the Taj Mahal with my own eyes. ANOTHER WORLD WONDER YAY!
It’s an experience you can’t describe. Mike had visited a year prior, and I didn’t want him to tell me much so it was a surprise, so I don’t want to go into too much detail and ruin this magical moment for anyone. But the first glance you see when approaching the huge, white, marble mausoleum is magnificent. It has been composed perfectly, and many tourists would agree, as there are crowds of people before you’ve even finished walking through the entrance.
We walked all the way round to see if from every angle and it truly is breathtaking. Upon entering The Taj Mahal, I was quite surprised it didn’t seem as big on the inside. It was so busy, so I aim to visit again at sunrise and I know it will be even more spectacular. I’d love to spend a whole day just relaxing there! I also want to see it when it has been restored so I can see it without the scaffolding
The history of The Taj Mahal fascinated me so much. The mausoleum that took two decades to construct was commissioned by Shah Jahan, the Mughal emperor to honour his dead wife who passed away just after giving birth to their 14th child! With over 20,000 workers helping building the marble masterpiece!! Shah Jahan spent his remaining years in a prison cell in Agra Fort where he was put there by his son Aurangazeb. He was given a small window so that he could spend his time looking at The Taj Mahal. Shah Jahan had plans to build an identical black Taj Mahal across the Yamuna River opposite the Taj Mahal. This one was supposed to be for himself.
Imagine if that actually happened, having two opposite each other, one black, one white. wooooow!!!!