Symbol of Love – Taj Mahal

Is there anything to be said about this marvelous monument? I don’t think so. The arrangement including security and parking is just horrible. I am amazed that this monument being so precious our Indian Government cannot do much here to protect this. Too many vendors and kids trying to pull you and cheat you left, right and center. Not really happy about that.

The way the lady police officers carry out security checks is just awful.  If you have visited any place in India where there is tight security, I am sure you will know what I meant here. I kept grumbling and frowning, and as soon as I saw the monument, all my disappointment about the arrangements just vanished. We should thank Emperor Shah Jahan for that. And until the time you leave the premises, you keep saying “Oh My God, how did they build this marvelous monument”.

Anyway, what cannot be cured must be endured. Enjoy the pictures.

Entrance to Taj.

The marble stone with intricate design:

The border which can be seen all across Taj Mahal:

River Yamuna at the back of Taj Mahal:

The flooring on Taj looks like carpet:

Finally, a look at TajMahal itself.

A closer Look:

4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Lalitha Rao on September 28, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    Hi Meera, I very well echo your feelings about the way the surroundings and other arrangements have been taken care of by the Govt. When we visit other countries in Europe and other places, I feel sorry for the state the sight seeing places are kept in our country. But we really enjoyed the beautiful Taj Mahal. Thanks for the lovely pictures.


    • Posted by meeraghu on October 1, 2012 at 2:24 am

      I feel happy about the heritage and history of India. However, unhappy about the way all these monuments are maintained. I am really disappointed, but don’t want to use any harsh words to offend anyone. Not sure when we will realize to maintain these proud monuments. A revolution needs to take place to change the mindset. Or maybe unless everyone is educated it is never possible also.


  2. Posted by bhavana on September 28, 2012 at 8:55 am


    Your narration and pictures are taking me back to 1997 when we visited all these places. It is really sweet to remember those days. Thank you.


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