A visit to Taj Mahal, epitome of love

@dpk262006 (56170)
Delhi, India
March 28, 2016 5:59am CST
Hello everyone! I happened to visit a very special historical monument called Taj Mahal recently. This monument figures in the list of ‘World Heritage Sights’. As per the historians Taj Mahal was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 17th Century in the memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal after her death. The imperial court documenting Shah Jahan’s grief after the death of his wife Mumtaz Mahal, describes the love story as the inspiration of Taj Mahal. It was also selected as 7 new wonders of the world few years ago. 70,000 to 80,000 tourists visit Taj Mahal in Agra (India) every day. It is made of white marble and has a unique structure. Its beauty is impeccable. How many of you have visited Taj Mahal or other World Heritage Sites?
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@LadyDuck (157088)
• Switzerland
28 Mar 16
I have never visited the Taj Mahal, unfortunately I never visited India. I have seen many World Heritage Sites, especially in Italy. Some of them: Villa Adriana in Tivoli, The Dolomites, Medici Villas in Tuscany, the city of Verona. In Morocco the Medina of Fez and Marrakesh. Here in Switzerland, Monte San Giorgio, Benedictine Convent of St John at Müstair, Old City of Berne... there are so many around the world.
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@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
29 Mar 16
You are welcome to visit India and see Taj Mahal. Besides Taj Mahal, there are many other interesting and special places to visit here. I have never been abroad. Italy is in my wish list. You appear to have seen many World Heritage Sites and other important places. You indeed are very lucky.
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@LadyDuck (157088)
• Switzerland
29 Mar 16
@dpk262006 I have traveled a lot when I was young, I always followed my husband during his business trips. I have seen many places.
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@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
29 Mar 16
@LadyDuck Not many of us get opportunities to visit different places as you got. Lucky you.
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@allknowing (65047)
• India
29 Mar 16
It was a part of our package holiday many years ago. We had gone to Kashmir and the package included a visit to Jabalpur, Delhi and Agra.
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@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
29 Mar 16
It means you have seen Taj Mahal. Hopefully, memories of your visit to Taj will be fresh in your mind.
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@allknowing (65047)
• India
29 Mar 16
@dpk262006 Yes. We spent a couple of hours there and this was a few years ago. What I noticed was all those precious stones that were stuck on the walls had disappeared.
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@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
30 Mar 16
@allknowing - Yes, you may be right that precious stones would have come out. It was built in 1653. With the passage of time wear and tear takes place, which is difficult to stop.
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• United States
29 Mar 16
I have never been there but someday hope to see its worth and beauty up close !
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@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
29 Mar 16
You are welcome to visit India and see Taj Mahal.
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• United States
29 Mar 16
@dpk262006 well if you are paying I am all for it; otherwise budget is too tight to afford a wonderful trip to India
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@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
30 Mar 16
@enlightenedpsych2 You could plan a visit when your budget allows.
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@shubhu3 (14282)
• New Delhi, India
28 Mar 16
Ya I have visited Taj Mahal when I was small.It is extremely beautiful.
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@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
29 Mar 16
Do you intend to visit again, as you saw it when you were a kid?
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@shubhu3 (14282)
• New Delhi, India
29 Mar 16
@dpk262006 Ya I want to visit it again badly yet since I am not able to get proper time I'm not able to go there.
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@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
30 Mar 16
@shubhu3 - Whenever you have time, make a plan to visit Taj Mahal.
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@snurgr (149)
• Mumbai, India
28 Mar 16
I've been to taj mahal and its spectacular...!
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@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
29 Mar 16
It is good to hear that you enjoyed visiting Taj Mahal. Do you wish to see it again?
@snurgr (149)
• Mumbai, India
29 Mar 16
@dpk262006 of course... And maybe I will in the near future as I may have a visit to Delhi soon..
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@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
29 Mar 16
@snurgr - Don't miss the opportunity to visit Taj Mahal.
@youless (91494)
• Guangzhou, China
29 Mar 16
I haven't visited Taj Mahal but I have a friend who went there before. She told me that Taj Mahal is a very beautiful and grand building. It is a pride for Indians.
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@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
29 Mar 16
Yes, It is a pride for Indians. It is one of the best monuments in the world and many tourists from across the Globe come and visit it. Many of the Heads of State also visit this place as a State guest.
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@toniganzon (49903)
• Philippines
28 Mar 16
Hello Dee! Nice to see you here again. I haven't visited Taj Mahal yet, but my close friend did and she told me it was the best place she had been too. She's actually encouraging me to visit Taj Mahal someday.
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@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
29 Mar 16
Hello Toni! Nice to see you too after such a long time. I have not seen you around in the recent past. It seems that you remain busy in your offline activities. It is interesting to hear that your friend has visited Taj Mahal and she is recommending you to visit Taj. You are welcome to visit India and see Taj Mahal. Hope everything is fine at your end. Have a nice day.
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@else34 (13610)
• New Delhi, India
28 Mar 16
@dpk262006,Visiting Taj has been on my bucket list.I will visit it soon in very near future.Thanks for sharing this great post.
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@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
29 Mar 16
It means you have not been able to visit Taj Mahal so far but you plan to do it in near future. Good luck to you.
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@else34 (13610)
• New Delhi, India
29 Mar 16
@dpk262006 Yes,I had been to U.P.four times,but for some reasons could not visit Agra.
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@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
29 Mar 16
@else34 - You could plan a visit. But try to go during weekends or holidays because there is tremendous rush. Make a plan for any working day and try to visit Taj Mahal during morning hours. It is open from sunrise to sunset.
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@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
31 Mar 16
It is absolutely beautiful! I would love to visit there some day.
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@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
4 Apr 16
It is indeed beautiful. You are welcome to visit India and see Taj Mahal.
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@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
4 Apr 16
@dpk262006 I would love to but can't at the moment. My daughter has been to India several times through her church, working in the schools and doing ministry work.
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@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
5 Apr 16
@simone10 Has she visited Taj Mahal?
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• United States
28 Mar 16
If I ever get to see this in real life, I will be in a dream for sure. I did not know the story behind it, thanks for telling us deepak. It must be a wonder to see in person.
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@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
29 Mar 16
Yes, indeed it would be a memorable experience to see Taj Mahal in person because it is unique. You are welcome to visit India and see Taj Mahal.
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• United States
29 Mar 16
@dpk262006 In my dreams my dear friend.. I must win lottery.
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@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
30 Mar 16
@TiarasOceanView - May you win a lottery sooner than later.
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@Drosophila (16713)
• Ireland
28 Mar 16
nope it's on my list of to go..
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@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
29 Mar 16
You are welcome to visit India and see Taj Mahal.
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@Drosophila (16713)
• Ireland
29 Mar 16
@dpk262006 I do like some saag paneer! maybe I can get a better version in India
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@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
30 Mar 16
@Drosophila - Yes, saag paneer or paalak panner (spinach with cottage cheese) is one of the top dishes. Many people (including me) love it. If you happen to visit India, you could definitely enjoy dish of Palak Paneer. Picture courtesy - www.indoamerican-news.com
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@SIMPLYD (79623)
• Philippines
19 Apr 16
Someday together with my husband and daughter i would like to visit that place too .
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@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
19 Apr 16
You are most welcome to visit India and see Taj Mahal. I am sure you would love it. Recently Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton visited Taj Mahal on April 16. They enjoyed visiting it. Prince William's mother Princess Diana also visited Taj Mahal in 1992. Photo courtesy - www.yahoo.com
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@SIMPLYD (79623)
• Philippines
19 Apr 16
@dpk262006 And when we finally do , my husband and i will have the same pose on the same spot for a picture like that of Prince William and his wife Kate . By the way , do you know how to address the wife of Prince William ? I suppose it's Princess ?
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@SIMPLYD (79623)
• Philippines
20 Apr 16
@dpk262006 Oh so it's that way . Okay .
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@TheHorse (65708)
• Pleasant Hill, California
4 Apr 16
I've never been to India. But I've seen the Grand Canyon.
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@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
4 Apr 16
You are welcome to visit India. Grand Canyon is a wonderful place to visit. It is good to hear that you have been to place. I do not think Grand Canyon has been listed as a World Heritage Site.
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@TheHorse (65708)
• Pleasant Hill, California
4 Apr 16
@dpk262006 A wonder, maybe. There are Indian cave paintings there (I saw some). But I didn't have much time to explore as much as I would have liked.
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@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
4 Apr 16
@TheHorse Wow! It is really surprising to hear that at such a place there could be Indian cave paintings.
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@LdeL0318 (6467)
• Philippines
28 Mar 16
One of the nicest place I wanted to go to.
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@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
29 Mar 16
You are welcome to visit India and see Taj Mahal. It is indeed a unique place.
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@LdeL0318 (6467)
• Philippines
29 Mar 16
@dpk262006 I hope I will have enough money to do that.
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@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
29 Mar 16
@LdeL0318 Yes, be hopeful about it.
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@DianneN (77983)
• United States
8 Apr 16
I am hoping to in September, but my husband is worried about ISIS.
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@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
11 Apr 16
You are always welcome to visit India and see Taj Mahal. Please do not unnecessarily worry about activities of ISIS. ISIS has nothing to do with India and you are safe here.
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@DianneN (77983)
• United States
11 Apr 16
@dpk262006 I hope so.
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@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
12 Apr 16
@DianneN - Rest assured you will be safe here and you will enjoy your visit to India.
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@marlina (73885)
• Canada
8 Apr 16
Unfortunately I have never seen the Taj Mahal and not likely to ever see it either.
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@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
11 Apr 16
Marlina I could understand that it would have been unfortunate that you could not see Taj but what makes you see that you not going to see it either? Let us keep our hope alive. Is not it?
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@marlina (73885)
• Canada
19 Apr 16
@dpk262006 I can't travel now because of health problems, there is no hope there that I will ever be able to. That's reality for me.
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@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
22 Apr 16
@marlina I can understand that due to your health problems you may not be able to visit Taj Mahal.
@jaboUK (53920)
• United Kingdom
31 Mar 16
I would love to visit it someday, but it must get very crowded with all those visitors every day.
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@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
4 Apr 16
You are welcome to visit India and see Taj Mahal. Yes, you are right that it gets very crowded due to to ever increasing number of visitors. However, whenever you actually plan to visit, let me know, I will tell you how to avoid the crowd.
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@jaboUK (53920)
• United Kingdom
4 Apr 16
@dpk262006 Ok, I might take you up on that!
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@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
5 Apr 16
@jaboUK You are always welcome.
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@kalav56 (11503)
• India
29 Mar 16
I have not visited this place Deepak! I had been to Delhi once but not to the places nearby.I was on my way to Pathankot and to Dalhousie ;.this was some nine years ago.
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@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
29 Mar 16
It is a worth visiting place. Next time when you plan a visit to North India, do not forget to include Agra in your itinerary. Hope everything is fine at your end. Nice to see you here.
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@kalav56 (11503)
• India
29 Mar 16
@dpk262006 Surely and Yes DeepaK1 Peep into my discussions and that will give you an idea as to what goes on here. 'SHifting' is part of the busy work.
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@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
30 Mar 16
@kalav56 - I checked your discussion regarding shifting today, as I missed to check it earlier. I have responded to it.
@youless (91494)
• Guangzhou, China
2 Dec 16
I haven't visited Taj Mahal before. My friend went there before and she told me that it was a beautiful building. It should be the most famous building in India. It is like the Great Wall in China
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@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
2 Dec 16
Yes, it is one of the most beautiful monument in the world and thousands of visitors throng everyday to see it. It is World Heritage site. Great wall of China is visible from the sky/space, but it is not visible from great height.
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@sol_cee (15422)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
17 Jun 16
Beautiful. I wonder how many people sweated and sacrificed to achieve its beauty.
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@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
17 Jun 16
Yes, you are right many labourers, masons, contractors were employed by Emperor Shahjahan to built this outstanding monument. And it is also said (I am not sure if it is true) that hands of those labourers/masons were severed once they finished building the Taj Mahal, so that they could not build any other such monument.
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