Taj Mahal

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MY FAVOURITE TOURIST SPOT Synopsis: * My feel * Introduction * A brief history and Its beauty * Love-Art mixed Monument of Glory * Conclusion
My feel: When I see Taj Mahal as a painting, I see with an awe in my eyes,
When I see Taj Mahal as a photograph, I feel as though I view Heaven….. When I see Taj Mahal as a miniature, I long to hold that paradise….
When I see Taj Mahal in real, tears roll down my eyes……

No wonder Taj Mahal is undoubtedly my favourite tourist spot. I will never ever get bored to see that magnificent, glorious, marvelous, structure - an epitome of love and art eventhough I would have seen it for n number of times.

Whichever story it tells, there is a certain vulnerability, a softness about Taj Mahal that always touches me. The white structure, actually nothing but a grave and yet so much more, stands unassumingly in spite of the yellowing pollution retaining a certain charm that takes my breath away.

Introduction:
. My favourite tourist spot is the most wonderstruck and amazing Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal, a dream carved in milky white marble is the matchless monument portraying the beauty of eternal love! A memorial from Shah Jahan to his beloved wife Mumtaz. The Taj Mahal,one of the seven wonders of the world is a white marble mausoleum located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. Renowned for its artistic beauty, this extravagant building of timeless beauty is the outcome of a unique combination of passion and architectural zest. The Taj Mahal is widely recognized as "the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage". It means "crown of palaces” in Persian/Urdu. Located along the banks of River Yamuna, it spreads its beauty all over the place.
A brief history and its beauty:

Taj Mahal is widely considered and cherished as the “symbol for eternal love”. It is the most loved architecture that people had ever embraced. Emperor Shah Jahan himself

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