When I was in Agra with my Maternal Uncle: Everybody wants to see the historical buildings of his country. Every historical building reminds us of the glory of the past. It tells us something about the great rulers who built it. The visitors get a glimpse of their glory.
When I was in Agra with my Maternal Uncle
During last summer vacation, I went to Agra with my maternal uncle. There he took me to many places. We also visited the Taj Mahal.
The Taj Mahal is the most beautiful building by the great Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan in the sweet memory of his beloved queen, Mumtaz Mahal. It was built about three hundred and fifty years ago. It is a grand building. It stands on the right bank of the river Yamuna. The gateway which is made of the red stone is very beautiful. The main building is made of white marble on a high platform. There are four long thin white minarets on at each corner.
From the gateway to the tomb there is a broad path paved with tall, thick, and stately cypress trees on either side. The fountains flow here and there. Green grassy lawns and beautiful flower plants add to its beauty.
Inside the tomb, the Emperor Shah Jahan and his beloved Mumtaz Mahal lie buried side-by-side. The marble work in the hall is worth seeing. Sayings from the Quran are written almost on every wall.
The Taj has been described as a poem in marble. In the moon-night it looks like a silver palace. It is a thing of beauty and joy forever.
We stayed there for about three hours. We enjoyed the peace and beauty around. I can never forget a great rush of visitors to the Taj.