A visit to a Historical Building

The world is full of landmarks of art and architecture. The wonders of the world stand as a proof of the glory and greatness of the ancient art and architecture. The Taj Mahal at Agra is one of these wonders of the world. It is best of all the historical buildings built by the Mughal Kings. It was built by Shahijahan over the tomb of his dear wife Mumtaz Mahal.

It was during the last summer vacations that I got a rare chance of visiting the Taj at Agra. It is situated on the bank of the Jummuna river. It is made of pure white marble. There is a big, beautiful and charming garden spread on its three sides. The garden in surrounded by a wall of red sand-stone. A beautiful path leads to the main building. We were simply enchanted as soon as we entered the gate. There are well cut trees and well arranged flower beds on both sides of the road. There are fountains playing here and there. There is a great plate form made of white marble with four minarets on each corner. In the middle there is a dome. Some verses from the Holy Quran are inscribed on the walls of the dome. The workmanship is really grand.

The Taj is worth seeing in a moon-lit night. It appears a fairy dressed in white, in the silver beams of moon light.


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