We now saw the Taj from there. It was a white building made of white marble. We went by paths made of marble slabs. Between these paths were cisterns and fountains.
Fish of all colours leaped about in them. There we saw lawns and trees on both the sides, with high walls and buildings at the end. The Taj is built on a high terrace made of marble. We climbed a few steps and saw the big terrace in the centre of which stands the Taj. There are four high towers at the four corners. Now I saw the beauty of the Taj.
I never thought of so. There are verses from Quran written in black mosaic at the three sides of the gate. It is really a great work of art. I was puzzled to see its greatness and glory. Now we went in. There is a broad circular gallery all round the building. I was astonished to see the filigree work and carvings in the marble.
In the centre, there were two tombs of Shahjahan and his dear queen, Mumtaz Mahal. But I came to know that they were not the real tombs. The real tombs were down stairs.
We went there and found that they were exactly like the other tombs above. Verses from Quran were written on the tomb of the queen. The slab over emperor was bare. I wondered to see the mosaic work of art on all sides. It is said that thousands of labourers worked for twenty years to build this grand monument of the love of Shahjahan for his queen. Crores of rupees were spent. It is really a great work of art and India is proud of it.
People come in from all countries to see this wonder of the wonders. Every part of the building is very attractive in a moonlit night. The Jamuna flowing by adds to its charms. The sight of the building has made a deep impression on my mind. I can never forget it.