A visit to a Historical Building
The world is full of landmarks of art and architecture. The wonders of the world stand as proof of the glory and greatness of 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 Shahjahan 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 Jamuna river. It is made of pure white marble. There is a big, beautiful and charming garden spread on its three sides. The garden is 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 moonlight.
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Last year, during the winter vacation, I had a chance of visiting the Taj Mahal, in the company of my family. It‘s an important historical building. It stands on the south bank of the Jamuna River at Agra. It was built by the famous Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved consort, Mumtaz. It took twenty-two years to complete the building by twenty-thousand workmen. It is made of pure white marble. It has four minarets at each end and a big dome at the centre. The main building stands over a basement in a rectangular shape. The remains of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz lie buried under it. The fountains and multi-coloured flowers add to the beauty and charm of the palace. It 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 night, 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 cheerful memory of my visit to this beautiful mausoleum of exquisite workmanship.