A central bulbous dome stands atop the roof of the Taj that is
surrounded by four chhatris . As a two-storied structure, each having
arched recesses with a highly decorated Iwan in the middle. The tombs of
Mumtaz Mahal and Shahjahan are actually located in the basement, while
their replicas are placed directly above in the upper hall.
Constructed in white marble, Taj Mahal pure white walls are decorated
with exquisite pietra dura or stone inlay work. It is said that
different types of precious and semi-precious stones were used in the
intricate inlay work done on Taj Mahal.
In spite of its massive proportions, Taj Mahal looks weightless and
airy. Each section of this unique monument blends harmoniously with each
other to create a perfect unit. The Taj Mahal and the gardens in front
of it can be approached through an arched gateway.
Best time to visit
Taj Mahal is a beauty in itself and one must try to spend a day in
order to appreciate the exquisite architecture of Taj Mahal. For a
tourist this white marble piece might just appear a fascinating dream.
This monument transforms its character with the changing light. Although
Taj Mahal appears beautiful at all the time, but it is best to watch Taj
Mahal is during dawn. In the afternoon, the Taj is a dazzling spectacle
in white, and in the evening the Taj dons the orange glow of the setting
sun. Of course, there's
Northing more romantic than beholding the Taj on
a full-moon night.
As far as seasons are concerned then, summers, from April to June and
monsoon from July to August are the seasons better not to be touched.
Winters, mid September to March, are considered the best season to
explore Taj and its surrounding. The weather remains pleasant during
this period. Remember to carry some warm clothes while coming to North
Indian plains during the winter season.