So, it was time to visit the architectural marvel or our country yet again – how often do we otherwise get a chance to recrudesce. We planned to take our French friends to AGRA. First on the list was an expression of abiding eternal love – Taj Mahal – how deep can love be, is the question even after having read, comprehended for years? Well, Shah Jahan was enamored of his beloved ‘Pride of the Palaces’ Mumtaz Mahal – can feel it when one goes promenading through the mausoleum of desire in white marble.
The times can never come back – what craftsmanship! It truly is the best work of Muslim Architecture in the world. The calligraphy on large pishtaq, the Persian poetic depiction on walls, the unique and irreversible motifs, beautifully carved flowers on single marble (my heart swoons at the impeccable piece of art).
Don’t be disheartened to realize that you weren’t a part of this magnificent era…you could carry a part of this splendid architecture home kept alive by the local craftsmen who are replicating the art form of carving out designs on the marble and then fitting in the precious stones. Quite a precision!
Have a look at the gorgeous Red Fort and the Bengali Mahal that encompasses of the Harem that had 5000 women living as house maids getting Rs. 1000 to 1600 per month depending upon the quality of services provided