Taj Mahal Gateway View
Although some fortunate residents of the hotel Taj View may now be able to spy on the Taj Mahal, it was originally intended that the building, should be completely hidden from the city by its high wall. Although, it has always been possible to admire the mausoleum from the north side of the River Yamuna. This concealment adds to the visitor's astonishment on entering the complex and being confronted suddenly and dramatically by the wondrous apparition. The finest view of the mausoleum is the initial one, gained from the arch of the Great Gateway (1648) and the scale of the entire scheme was obviously engineered that this should be so.
Until recently, all visitors entered the Taj Mahal through the southern gateway and were thus immediately confronted by the knock-out vista, as intended. Now, security checks have been set up on the right hand side of the gateway so the visitors have to sneak into the compound at an angle. As a result, the visitors are thereby deprived of that first, astounding symmetrical view, framed by the archway. Some brazen it out with the guardians, and insist on first looking through the arch (which is now the exit only) other, who is prepared, averts their eyes from the mausoleum and make directly for the inner side of the gateway before drinking in the view. It must be hoped that the current system is soon reserved so that the mesmerizing first view of Taj Mahal, a treat to the eyes, could be availed by the visitors on Same Day Taj Mahal Tour or Agra city tour.
Now drop off all thought process and whatever read about the Taj Mahal. Just enter the Taj Mahal complex and let yourself move by the effects of views of Taj Mahal- an effect that may well, surprisingly, lead to tears, tears of pride that mankind has been able to create such beauty. A fairly lengthy stay at the gateway is recommended (at no other point will the view improve), followed by a slow, silent walk along the central canal, as if traversing the nave of a great cathedral. To accompany these magical experiences by reading facts about the building would be as profane as to study the score of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony throughout a first hearing.
Agra Tour Packages
Taj Mahal with Ajanta Ellora Tour
Highlights :Delhi - Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Jaipur - Udaipur - Mumbai - Ajanta- Ellora
Taj Mahal With Jodhpur Tour
Highlights :Delhi - Agra - Fatehpur Sikri- Jaipur- Jodhpur - Delhi
Tajmahal with Haridwar & Rishikesh
Highlights : Taj - Mahal - with - Haridwar - Rishikesh