Magnificent Taj

The Taj Mahal, considered the greatest achievement in the world of Indo-Islamic architecture, was originally conceived as “a masterpiece for ages to come”.

The Taj Mahal.

The Taj, a white marble mausoleum, with the red sandstone mosque on the western side.

Itmad-ud Dalulah's tomb in Agra, also known as Baby Taj, seen from the pavilion along the Yamuna.

Chambers flanking the cenotaph chamber inside the mausoleum.

Pietra Dura, in this case marble inlaid with flowers, cypresses, vases, and so on, flanking flowering plants.

The heirarchical arrangement of designs, with geometrical motifs at the bottom and floral motifs at the upper levels.

At Fatehpur Sikri, red sandstone structures built during Akbar's reign.

The gateway, with its minars, that marks the entrance to Akbar's tomb at Sikandra.

Humayun's tomb, Delhi.

The Taj complex as seen from the Yamuna around sunset with the Mihman Khana to the east and the mosque to the west.

The Darwaza-i-Rauza, or the great gate, the garden, the water channels and fountains as seen from the Taj.

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The Taj Mahal.
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