"The Taj Mahal shows three faces," says Nicholas White, a British writer, journalist, and father, "in the morning mist, floating in the mist, as if sitting on clouds, like a place of heaven." middle of. The day is feeling hot, and it is crowded. You see the Taj Mahal flat. In the evening, or if you are lucky that during the full moon, the white marble building glows and twinkles. 3 Days Golden Triangle Tour See the children once. Taj Mahal will continuously see the establishment of any building during the day. This will change the way we view all other buildings from that time. "

A UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the new seven wonders of the world, the Taj is a symbol of India. Even children cannot help but set their expectations high for a trip.

21-year-old Watshot's son Oliver learned about the Taj as a young boy. When her mother, Louise Nicholson, writer, and lifelong expert, returned to London from a trip to India, she shared photographs and stories with him.

"Ever since he could speak, he always called it 'Haj Matala' and drew it to school when everyone else's favorite building was Buckingham Palace or Big Ben," his mother recalls.

Oliver's dream of seeing the Taj Mahal came true when he was seven years old on a warm April visit during a visit with his parents and brother.

"Very often, visiting these great monuments is anti-climatic, but the Taj Mahal lived upstairs and even exceeded my expectations," Vaishtot says. "There was a sense that the building's spirit was still alive as if the original intention of the building — a symbol of love — was still there."

Love Story Behind the Taj: In 1628, Shah Jahan became the ruler of the Mughal Empire. His favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal (meaning "one of the palaces chosen"), was his loyal traveling companion. In 1631, he died in Burhanpur after giving birth to his 13th child, while staying with Shah Jahan on a military expedition to expand the empire in South India.

Grief-stricken, the emperor moved in mourning and threw himself to commemorate his love. In 1631, construction began on the Taj Mahal. Materials from various regions of India, Central Asia, and the Middle East were brought to Agra, and thousands of workers worked for more than 20 years until the structure was completed.

"One of the most magical aspects of the Taj Mahal and few visitors take advantage of it is the view from across the river," says Divya Gupta, director of programs at the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage. For example, in Agra Fort, children would appreciate seeing the Taj from across the Yamuna River, as Shah Jahan did during the last years of his life when he was overthrown by his son and imprisoned there. I went.

 

To enter the Taj Mahal complex, visitors must pass through security (do not carry anything other than cash for tickets and a camera) and make their way to the entrance, where they first glimpse the Taj Mahal. Agra Overnight Tour Wide paths lead to the raised platform in the middle of the garden, then to the mausoleum.

Gupta suggests that children take a detour to show the Taj from a different point of view. "Meander through the garden. It offers very interesting views of the Taj, perhaps what it looked like in the Mughal era. The present clear views and lawns were a British invention; it was in a thick, wooded area," he says.

Australian Rebecca Sullivan, who lived with her family in Mumbai from 2009 to 2011, says her daughters enjoyed walking on large grounds and suggested that children take their pictures.

“The apparent obsession with symmetry in the Taj is easily captured and celebrated by children if they have a digital camera. He also said that the iconic image of the Taj can be seen in the pool water. Rebecca's daughters were impressed by the scale of the tomb and the touching of marble and inlaid stones. Eight-year-old Emma says she especially remembers "special boxes where they were buried together forever."