The Taj Mahal.. a teardrop on the cheek of time
Photo and caption by Umesh Kulkarni
The Taj Mahal standing majestically on the banks of the river Yamuna is an eternal tribute to love.It is best described by the English poet Sir Edmund Arnold as " Not a piece of archtecture, but the proud passions of an emperor's love wrought in living stones". Emperor Shah Jahan built it in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal who died while accompanying him on a campaign. Later he was deposed by his own son and imprisoned in the Red Fort for 8 years. This was the only view the emperor had of his beloved during his last years of life.
Location: The Red fort New Delhi, viewing Taj Mahal of Agra