The Taj Mahal stands on the south bank of the Jamuna at Agra. It was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It took twenty thousand workmen, twenty two years to complete the building.
The Taj Mahal is made of pure white marble. It has four minarets at each end and a big dome at the center. The main building stands over a basement in a rectangular shape. The remains of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal lie buried under it. There is a park in front of it. The fountains and multi-colored flowers add to the beauty of the palace.
The Taj Mahal looks wonderful in the crimson rays of the setting sun. It attracts a large number of visitors every day from home and abroad. On a full moon light the Taj Mahal looks very grand and magnificent. Its beauty surpasses all description. The visitors watch with wonder and admiration the grandeur of the building. They drink deep into its beauty.
It was my first visit to this historical monument. I returned home unwillingly and carried away in my mind a happy memory of my visit to this beautiful mausoleum of exquisite workmanship.